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Flag for Bulgaria September 16, 1997 — Total Lunar Eclipse — Sofia, Bulgaria

Max view in Sofia
Tuesday, September 16, 1997 at 9:47 PM

Global Type: Total Lunar Eclipse

Sofia: Total Lunar Eclipse

Began: Tue, Sep 16, 1997 at 7:12 PM

Maximum: Tue, Sep 16, 1997 at 9:47 PM

Ended: Wed, Sep 17, 1997 at 12:20 AM

Duration: 5 hours, 8 minutes


September 16, 1997 – September 17, 1997 — Total Lunar Eclipse — Sofia

Animation: How the Total Lunar Eclipse Looked

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
8:08 PM Sep 169:47 PM Sep 1611:24 PM Sep 16
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Local times for eclipse in Sofia on Tuesday, September 16, 1997

EventTime in SofiaDirectionAltitudeLooks likeComments
Penumbral Eclipse beginsSep 16 at 7:12 PM92°East2.3° belowNot directly visibleBelow horizon
MoonriseSep 16 at 7:30 PM95°East0.0° belowNot directly visibleBelow horizon
Partial Eclipse beginsSep 16 at 8:08 PM101°East6.4°
Partial moon eclipse starts - moon is getting red.
Moon close to horizon, so make sure you have free sight to East.
Total Eclipse beginsSep 16 at 9:15 PM113°East-southeast17.9°
Total moon eclipse starts - completely red moon.
Maximum EclipseSep 16 at 9:46 PM119°East-southeast22.9°
Moon is closest to the center of the shadow.
Total Eclipse endsSep 16 at 10:17 PM125°Southeast27.6°
Total moon eclipse ends.
Partial Eclipse endsSep 16 at 11:24 PM141°Southeast36.6°
Partial moon eclipse ends.
Penumbral Eclipse endsSep 17 at 12:20 AM157°South-southeast41.9°
The Earth's penumbra ends.
Times are local for Sofia (EEST – Eastern European Summer 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 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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