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Flag for Bulgaria April 4, 1996 — Total Lunar Eclipse — Sofia, Bulgaria

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Thursday, April 4, 1996 at 3:09 AM

Global Type: Total Lunar Eclipse

Sofia: Total Lunar Eclipse

Began: Thu, Apr 4, 1996 at 12:17 AM

Maximum: Thu, Apr 4, 1996 at 3:09 AM

Ended: Thu, Apr 4, 1996 at 6:02 AM

Duration: 5 hours, 45 minutes


April 4, 1996 — Total Lunar Eclipse — Sofia

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This total lunar eclipse was fully visible in Sofia. The total lunar eclipse is sometimes called a blood moon, as the moon turns red.

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Phases and local times of this eclipse

Start of partialMaxEnd of partial
1:21 AM Apr 43:09 AM Apr 44:58 AM Apr 4
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Local times for eclipse in Sofia on Thursday, April 4, 1996

EventTime in SofiaDirectionAltitudeLooks likeComments
Penumbral Eclipse beginsApr 4 at 12:17:19 AM158°South-southeast38.8°
The Earth's penumbra start touching the Moon's face.
Partial Eclipse beginsApr 4 at 1:21:13 AM178°South40.9°
Partial moon eclipse starts - moon is getting red.
Total Eclipse beginsApr 4 at 2:26:54 AM199°South-southwest38.9°
Total moon eclipse starts - completely red moon.
Maximum EclipseApr 4 at 3:09:43 AM212°South-southwest35.5°
Moon is closest to the center of the shadow.
Total Eclipse endsApr 4 at 3:52:38 AM223°Southwest30.8°
Total moon eclipse ends.
Partial Eclipse endsApr 4 at 4:58:21 AM237°West-southwest21.7°
Partial moon eclipse ends.
Penumbral Eclipse endsApr 4 at 6:02:05 AM249°West-southwest11.4°
The Earth's penumbra ends.
Times are local for Sofia (EEST – Eastern European Summer Time).

Eclipses visible in Sofia

Eclipse Visibility from SofiaVisibility Worldwide
YearDateTypeDegreeLooks likeMax degreePath of the eclipse
1990Feb 9 / Feb 10LunarTotal
1991Jan 30LunarPenumbral
1991Jun 27LunarPenumbral
1991Jul 26LunarPenumbral
1992Jun 15LunarPenumbral
1992Dec 9 / Dec 10LunarTotal
1993Nov 29LunarPartial
1994May 25LunarPartial
1994Nov 18LunarPenumbral
1995Oct 8LunarPenumbral
1996Apr 4LunarTotal
1996Sep 27LunarTotal
1996Oct 12SolarPartial
1997Mar 24LunarPartial
1997Sep 16 / Sep 17LunarTotal
1998Mar 13LunarPenumbral
1998Aug 8LunarPenumbral
1999Jan 31LunarPenumbral
1999Aug 11SolarPartial
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