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Day 2 of Conclave

March 13: Day 2 of Conclave

If a pope is elected on the first morning ballot, white smoke will appear around 10:30-11:00 am Rome time.

If no pope is chosen in the two morning ballots, black smoke will appear at 12:00 noon.

Here is the scene from a rainy Wednesday morning here at the Vatican. - jv

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A small crowd gathers in St. Peter's square

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A fixed camera shows the chimney at all times.

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CNN runs a 'live feed' of the chimney. Most of the time it's like watching paint dry.

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11:45 am - black smoke



Here again is the run down

Morning:
If a pope is elected mid-morning, white smoke will appear around 10:30-11:00 am.
If no pope is elected in either morning session, black smoke appears around 12:00 noon.
(If a pope is elected on second morning ballot, then white smoke appears around noon)

Afternoon:
If a pope is elected at first afternoon ballot, white smoke will appear around 5:30-6:00 Rome time. (Cardinal Ratzinger was elected pope at a first afternoon ballot)
If no pope is elected in either afternoon session, black smoke appears around 8:00 pm
(If a pope is elected on second afternoon ballot, white smoke appears around 8:00 pm)

When a pope is elected, it takes around 40 minutes from the time the white smoke billows until the new pope appears for the first time on the balcony.

Rome is 5 hours ahead of US Eastern Standard time (East Coast US).