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Flag for Bulgaria October 12, 1996 — Partial Solar Eclipse — Sofia, Bulgaria

Max view in Sofia
Saturday, October 12, 1996 at 5:54 PM

Global Type: Partial Solar Eclipse


Sofia: Partial Solar Eclipse


Began: Sat, Oct 12, 1996 at 4:46 PM

Maximum: Sat, Oct 12, 1996 at 5:54 PM

Ended: Sat, Oct 12, 1996 at 6:55 PM


Duration: 2 hours, 9 minutes

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October 12, 1996 — Partial Solar Eclipse — Sofia

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Animation: How the Partial Solar Eclipse Looked

During this partial solar eclipse, the Moon covered only parts of the Sun, as seen from Sofia. There were no locations on Earth where the Sun appeared completely covered during this event.

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Phases and local times of this eclipse

StartMaxSunset
4:46 PM Oct 125:54 PM Oct 126:49 PM Oct 12
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Local times for eclipse in Sofia on Saturday, October 12, 1996

EventTime in SofiaDirectionAltitudeLooks likeComments
Partial Eclipse beginsOct 12 at 4:46 PM238°West-southwest20.2°
The Moon touches the Sun's edge.
Maximum EclipseOct 12 at 5:54 PM251°West-southwest9.0°
Moon is closest to the center of the Sun.
Sun close to horizon, so make sure you have free sight to West-southwest.
SunsetOct 12 at 6:49 PM260°West0.2° belowNot directly visibleBelow horizon
Partial Eclipse endsOct 12 at 6:55 PM260°West0.2° belowNot directly visibleBelow horizon
Times are local for Sofia (EEST – Eastern European Summer Time).

This eclipse is in progress during sunrise or sunset, so the Sun is displayed only partly in some phases, according to its altitude below the horizon. The animation's bottom edge represents an ideal, flat horizon, which is at the same altitude as the observer.

Eclipses visible in Sofia

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