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Eclipse visible in Sofia – Mar 24, 1997 Partial Lunar Eclipse

The animation shows approximately what the eclipse looks like from the night side of earth.

This is an approximate representation. The eclipse and moon will look slightly different in real life.

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

The Earth's shadow covers a large portion of the Moon, so this is still a nice sight.

More about the Mar 24, 1997 Partial Lunar Eclipse

Local times for eclipse in Sofia on Monday, March 24, 1997

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
Penumbral Eclipse beginsMar 24 at 3:44 AM239°West-southwest27.5° Eclipse as seen from earthThe Earth's penumbra start touching the Moon's face.
Partial Eclipse beginsMar 24 at 4:59 AM254°West-southwest15.0° Eclipse as seen from earthPartial moon eclipse starts - moon is getting red.
Maximal Eclipse visible in SofiaMar 24 at 6:23 AM268°West0.4° Eclipse as seen from earthThe 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.
Moon near horizon, must have completely free sight or higher up than the surroundings.
MoonsetMar 24 at 6:26 AM268°West0.0° belowNot directly visibleBelow horizon
Maximum EclipseMar 24 at 6:40 AM271°West1.8° belowNot directly visibleBelow horizon
Partial Eclipse endsMar 24 at 8:20 AM288°West-northwest20.7° belowNot directly visibleBelow horizon
Penumbral Eclipse endsMar 24 at 9:35 AM303°West-northwest32.9° belowNot directly visibleBelow horizon

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.

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

Other eclipses visible in Sofia

Dates
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EclipseType at maxVisibility in
Sofia
Looks like in
Sofia
Path of the eclipse
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
Jun 24 / Jun 25, 2002LunarPenumbralPenumbralEclipse as seen from earth
Nov 20, 2002LunarPenumbralPenumbralEclipse as seen from earth

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