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Eclipses and Mercury Transit in Cotonou, Benin

Nov 11, 2019 at 4:19 pm
Nearest Sun's center in Cotonou

Global Event: Mercury Transit


Local Type: Mercury Transit, in Cotonou

Begins: Mon, Nov 11, 2019 at 1:35 pm

Midpoint: Mon, Nov 11, 2019 at 4:19 pm

Ends: Mon, Nov 11, 2019 at 6:29 pm

Duration: 4 hours, 54 minutes

Location

November 11, 2019 — Mercury Transit — Cotonou

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The animation shows what the eclipse approximately looks like in Cotonou. Stages and times of the eclipse are outlined below. All times are local time (WAT) for Cotonou.

TimePhaseEventDirectionAltitude
1:35 pm Mon, Nov 11
Partial Transit begins Mercury touches the Sun's edge.Map direction South-southwest 212°
61.8°
1:37 pm Mon, Nov 11
Full Transit begins 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.Map direction South-southwest 212°
61.6°
4:19 pm Mon, Nov 11
Nearest Sun's center Mercury is closest to the center of the Sun as seen from Cotonou.Map direction West-southwest 245°
29.6°
6:27 pm Mon, Nov 11
Transit ongoing during sunset Mercury Transit is already ongoing during sunset in Cotonou.
Since the Sun is near the horizon at this time, we recommend going to a high point or finding an unobstructed area with free sight to West-southwest for the best view of the transit.
Map direction West-southwest 252°
0.1°

The animation shows what the 2019 Mercury Transit will approximately look like from Cotonou.


Eclipses and Transits Visible in Cotonou

Eclipse Visibility From CotonouVisibility Worldwide
Nov 11, 2019 Mercury TransitMercury Transit South/West Europe, South/West Asia, Africa, Much of North America, South America, Pacific, Atlantic, Indian Ocean, Antarctica
Jan 10, 2020 Penumbral Lunar EclipsePenumbral Lunar Eclipse Europe, Asia, Australia, Africa, Much of North America, East in South America, Pacific, Atlantic, Indian Ocean, Arctic
Jun 5, 2020 Penumbral Lunar EclipsePenumbral Lunar Eclipse Much of Europe, Much of Asia, Australia, Africa, South/East South America, Pacific, Atlantic, Indian Ocean, Antarctica
Jun 21, 2020 Partial Solar EclipseAnnular Solar Eclipse South/East Europe, Much of Asia, North in Australia, Much of Africa, Pacific, Indian Ocean
Jul 5, 2020 Penumbral Lunar EclipsePenumbral Lunar Eclipse South/West Europe, Much of Africa, Much of North America, South America, Pacific, Atlantic, Indian Ocean, Antarctica

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