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Flag for Bulgaria March 24, 1997 — Partial Lunar Eclipse — Sofia, Bulgaria

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Monday, March 24, 1997 at 6:25 AM

Global Type: Partial Lunar Eclipse

Sofia: Partial Lunar Eclipse

Began: Mon, Mar 24, 1997 at 3:42 AM

Maximum: Mon, Mar 24, 1997 at 6:25 AM

Ended: Mon, Mar 24, 1997 at 9:36 AM

Duration: 5 hours, 54 minutes


March 24, 1997 — Partial Lunar Eclipse — Sofia

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Animation: How the Partial Lunar Eclipse Looked

During this partial lunar eclipse, the Earth's shadow covered only parts of the Moon, as seen from Sofia. There were no other locations on Earth where the Moon appeared completely covered during this event. The Earth's shadow covered a large portion of the Moon, so this was still a nice sight.

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Phases and Local Times of this Eclipse

Start of partialMaxMoonset
4:57 AM Mar 246:25 AM Mar 246:27 AM Mar 24
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Local times for eclipse in Sofia on Monday, March 24, 1997

EventTime in SofiaDirectionAltitudeLooks likeComments
Penumbral Eclipse beginsMar 24 at 3:42:26 AM239°West-southwest28.0°
The Earth's penumbra start touching the Moon's face.
Partial Eclipse beginsMar 24 at 4:57:56 AM253°West-southwest15.5°
Partial moon eclipse starts - moon is getting red.
Maximal Eclipse visible in SofiaMar 24 at 6:25:04 AM268°West0.4°
The maximum part of the eclipse occurs when the Moon is close under the horizon. The best time to view the eclipse in Sofia would be around this time.
Since the Moon is near the horizon at this time, we recommend going to a high point or finding an unobstructed area with free sight to West for the best view of the eclipse.
MoonsetMar 24 at 6:27:52 AM268°West0.0° belowNot directly visibleBelow horizon
Maximum EclipseMar 24 at 6:39:26 AM270°West1.6° belowNot directly visibleBelow horizon
Partial Eclipse endsMar 24 at 8:20:59 AM287°West-northwest20.6° belowNot directly visibleBelow horizon
Penumbral Eclipse endsMar 24 at 9:36:23 AM303°West-northwest32.9° belowNot directly visibleBelow horizon
Times are local for Sofia (EET – Eastern European Time).

This eclipse is in progress during moonrise or moonset, so only parts of the eclipse are visible in Sofia.

The animation's bottom edge represents an ideal, flat horizon, which is at the same altitude as the observer.

Eclipses and Transits 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
Note: Click on the date link for details in Sofia, or the path map image for global details. Currently shown eclipse is highlighted.

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