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Nearest Sun's center in Winston-Salem
Monday, May 9, 2016 at 10:58 AM

Global Type: Mercury Transit

Winston-Salem: Mercury Transit

Begins: Mon, May 9, 2016 at 7:13 AM

Midpoint: Mon, May 9, 2016 at 10:58 AM

Ends: Mon, May 9, 2016 at 2:41 PM

Duration: 7 hours, 28 minutes


May 9, 2016 — Mercury Transit — Winston-Salem

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Phases and Local Times of This Transit

StartNearest Sun's centerEnd
7:13 AM May 910:58 AM May 92:41 PM May 9
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Local times for transit in Winston-Salem on Monday, May 9, 2016

EventTime in Winston-SalemDirectionAltitudeLooks likeComments
Partial Transit beginsMay 9 at 7:13:41 AM75°East-northeast9.6°
Mercury touches the Sun's edge.
Full Transit beginsMay 9 at 7:16:53 AM76°East-northeast10.2°
Mercury is fully within the Sun's edge. Watch out for the black drop effect, an optical illusion seemingly connecting Mercury's disc to the Sun's edge.
Nearest Sun's centerMay 9 at 10:58:08 AM112°East-southeast54.1°
Mercury is closest to the center of the Sun as seen from Winston-Salem.
Full Transit endsMay 9 at 2:38:23 PM229°Southwest64.3°
Mercury is starting to leave the Sun's edge. The black drop effect may again be visible.
Partial Transit endsMay 9 at 2:41:35 PM231°Southwest63.8°
Mercury leaves the Sun's edge and concludes the transit.
Times are local for Winston-Salem (EDT – Eastern Daylight Time).

Eclipses and Transits Visible in Winston-Salem

Eclipse Visibility From Winston-SalemVisibility Worldwide
YearDateTypeDegreeLooks LikeMax DegreePath of the Eclipse
2016May 9MercuryTransit
2017Feb 10LunarPenumbral
2017Aug 21SolarPartial
2018Jan 31LunarPartial
2019Jan 20 / Jan 21LunarTotal
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