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Eclipse visible in Sofia – Oct 12, 1996 Partial Solar Eclipse

The animation shows approximately what the eclipse looks like in Sofia (weather permitting).

During this partial solar eclipse, the Moon covers only parts of the Sun, as seen from Sofia. As the central part of the Moon's shadow (umbra) misses the Earth during a partial solar eclipse, there are no other locations on Earth where the Sun appears completely covered during this event.

More about the Oct 12, 1996 Partial Solar Eclipse

Local times for eclipse in Sofia on Saturday, October 12, 1996

Click on the Sun/Moon symbol in the “Looks like” column to see what the eclipse looks like during the different phases of the event.

EventTime in SofiaDirectionAltitudeLooks likeComments
Partial eclipse beginsOct 12 at 4:47 PM238°West-southwest19.8° Eclipse as seen from earthThe Moon touches the Sun's edge.
Maximum EclipseOct 12 at 5:55 PM100°East0.2° belowEclipse as seen from earthMoon is closest to the center.
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 East for the best view of the eclipse.
SunsetOct 12 at 6:48 PM260°West0.2° belowNot directly visibleBelow horizon
Partial Eclipse endsOct 12 at 6:56 PM260°West0.2° belowNot directly visibleBelow horizon
SunriseOct 13 at 7:36 AM100°East0.2° belowNot directly visibleBelow horizon

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.

Times are local for Sofia (EEST - Eastern European Summer Time).

Other eclipses visible in Sofia

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EclipseType at maxVisibility in
Sofia
Looks like in
Sofia
Path of the eclipse
Jan 30, 1991LunarPenumbralPenumbralEclipse as seen from earth
Jun 27, 1991LunarPenumbralPenumbralEclipse as seen from earth
Jul 26, 1991LunarPenumbralPenumbralEclipse as seen from earth
Jun 15, 1992LunarPartialPenumbralEclipse as seen from earth
Dec 9 / Dec 10, 1992LunarTotalTotalEclipse as seen from earth
Nov 29, 1993LunarTotalPartialEclipse as seen from earth
May 25, 1994LunarPartialPartialEclipse as seen from earth
Nov 18, 1994LunarPenumbralPenumbralEclipse as seen from earth
Oct 8, 1995LunarPenumbralPenumbralEclipse as seen from earth
Apr 4, 1996LunarTotalTotalEclipse as seen from earth
Sep 27, 1996LunarTotalTotalEclipse as seen from earth
Oct 12, 1996SolarPartialPartialEclipse as seen from earth
Mar 24, 1997LunarPartialPartialEclipse as seen from earth
Sep 16 / Sep 17, 1997LunarTotalTotalEclipse as seen from earth
Mar 13, 1998LunarPenumbralPenumbralEclipse as seen from earth
Aug 8, 1998LunarPenumbralPenumbralEclipse as seen from earth
Jan 31, 1999LunarPenumbralPenumbralEclipse as seen from earth
Aug 11, 1999SolarTotalPartialEclipse as seen from earth
Jan 21, 2000LunarTotalTotalEclipse as seen from earth
Jan 9 / Jan 10, 2001LunarTotalTotalEclipse as seen from earth

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