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Flag for Bulgaria May 4, 2004 — Total Lunar Eclipse — Sofia, Bulgaria

Max view in Sofia
Tuesday, May 4, 2004 at 11:30 PM

Global Type: Total Lunar Eclipse


Sofia: Total Lunar Eclipse


Began: Tue, May 4, 2004 at 8:52 PM

Maximum: Tue, May 4, 2004 at 11:30 PM

Ended: Wed, May 5, 2004 at 2:08 AM


Duration: 5 hours, 16 minutes

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May 4, 2004 – May 5, 2004 — Total Lunar Eclipse — Sofia

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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
9:48 PM May 411:30 PM May 41:11 AM May 5
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Local times for eclipse in Sofia on Tuesday, May 4, 2004

EventTime in SofiaDirectionAltitudeLooks likeComments
Penumbral Eclipse beginsMay 4 at 8:52 PM118°East-southeast4.9°
The Earth's penumbra start touching the Moon's face.
Moon close to horizon, so make sure you have free sight to East-southeast.
Partial Eclipse beginsMay 4 at 9:48 PM128°Southeast13.0°
Partial moon eclipse starts - moon is getting red.
Total Eclipse beginsMay 4 at 10:52 PM141°Southeast20.8°
Total moon eclipse starts - completely red moon.
Maximum EclipseMay 4 at 11:30 PM150°South-southeast24.5°
Moon is closest to the center of the shadow.
Total Eclipse endsMay 5 at 12:07 AM159°South-southeast27.2°
Total moon eclipse ends.
Partial Eclipse endsMay 5 at 1:11 AM176°South29.4°
Partial moon eclipse ends.
Penumbral Eclipse endsMay 5 at 2:08 AM191°South28.6°
The Earth's penumbra ends.
Times are local for Sofia (EEST – Eastern European Summer Time).

Eclipses visible in Sofia

Eclipse Visibility from SofiaVisibility Worldwide
YearDateTypeDegreeLooks likeMax degreePath of the eclipse
2000Jan 21LunarTotal
Total
2001Jan 9 / Jan 10LunarTotal
Total
2002Jun 24 / Jun 25LunarPenumbral
Penumbral
2002Nov 20LunarPenumbral
Penumbral
2003May 16LunarPartial
Total
2003May 31SolarPartial
Annular
2003Nov 9LunarTotal
Total
2004May 4 / May 5LunarTotal
Total
2004Oct 28LunarTotal
Total
2005Oct 3SolarPartial
Annular
2006Mar 14 / Mar 15LunarPenumbral
Penumbral
2006Mar 29SolarPartial
Total
2006Sep 7LunarPartial
Partial
2007Mar 3 / Mar 4LunarTotal
Total
2008Feb 21LunarTotal
Total
2008Aug 1SolarPartial
Total
2008Aug 16 / Aug 17LunarPartial
Partial
2009Feb 9LunarPenumbral
Penumbral
2009Aug 6LunarPenumbral
Penumbral
2009Dec 31LunarPartial
Partial
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