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The Transit of Mercury on 2016 May 9

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The Sun and Mercury on 2016 May 9 at 14:57 UT


transit of mercury 2016 visibility world map

The Sun and Mercury on 2016 May 9 at 11:12 UT and 18:42 UT
The entire transit will be visible in the western part of Europe and Africa,
as well as in the east of North America, and in South America,
and north of the polar circle.


Berlin Mercury Transit 2011 visibility
transit of mercury 2016 San Francisco visibility
transit of mercury 2016 New Delhi
Berlin San Francisco
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Location:  E 13°24'36.0", N52°30'36.0", Berlin           
                                                Sun's          Position   Angular
                               UT1       Altitude   Azimuth     Angle    Separation
                            h  m   s         °          °          °          '
Transit Begins             11:12:04.7      55.0      183.9       83.4       15.9
Ingress Interior Contact   11:15:15.9      55.0      185.2       83.7       15.7
Least Angular Distance     14:56:01.7      33.0      255.3        0.0        5.4
Egress Interior Contact    18:37:18.9       1.0      299.2      223.9       15.7
Transit Ends               18:40:31.2       0.6      299.8      224.1       15.9
Duration:    7h 28m 26.5s


Location:  W122°25'48.0", N37°47'24.0", San Francisco            
                                                Sun's          Position   Angular
                               UT1       Altitude   Azimuth     Angle    Separation
                            h  m   s         °          °          °          '
Sunrise                    13:02           ----       66.4      -----       ----
Least Angular Distance     14:58:20.9      20.8       83.4        0.0        5.4
Egress Interior Contact    18:39:03.2      62.3      130.6      223.9       15.7
Transit Ends               18:42:14.7      62.7      131.9      224.2       15.9
Duration:    5h 40m 24.3s


Location:  E 77°12'00.0", N28°36'00.0", New Delhi            
                                                Sun's          Position   Angular
                               UT1       Altitude   Azimuth     Angle    Separation
                            h  m   s         °          °          °          '
Transit Begins             11:10:40.9      29.2      275.1       83.2       15.9
Ingress Interior Contact   11:13:52.2      28.5      275.4       83.4       15.7
Sunset                     13:34           ----      290.9      -----       ----
Duration:    2h 23m 14.1s



  Geocentric Phases of the 2016 Transit of Mercury:

Geocentric Data

UT

Eclipse begins

11:12

Umbra eclipse begins

11:15

Greatest eclipse

14:57

Umbra eclipse ends

18:39

Eclipse ends

18:42

Duration 7h 30m


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2003 Transit of Mercury (Fred Espenak)