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Flag for Bulgaria February 21, 2008 — Total Lunar Eclipse — Sofia, Bulgaria

Max view in Sofia
Thursday, February 21, 2008 at 5:26 AM

Global Type: Total Lunar Eclipse

Sofia: Total Lunar Eclipse

Began: Thu, Feb 21, 2008 at 2:36 AM

Maximum: Thu, Feb 21, 2008 at 5:26 AM

Ended: Thu, Feb 21, 2008 at 8:15 AM

Duration: 5 hours, 39 minutes


February 21, 2008 — 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
3:43 AM Feb 215:26 AM Feb 217:08 AM Feb 21
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Local times for eclipse in Sofia on Thursday, February 21, 2008

EventTime in SofiaDirectionAltitudeLooks likeComments
Penumbral Eclipse beginsFeb 21 at 2:36:36 AM229°Southwest48.2°
The Earth's penumbra start touching the Moon's face.
Partial Eclipse beginsFeb 21 at 3:43:19 AM246°West-southwest37.8°
Partial moon eclipse starts - moon is getting red.
Total Eclipse beginsFeb 21 at 5:01:10 AM261°West24.2°
Total moon eclipse starts - completely red moon.
Maximum EclipseFeb 21 at 5:26:07 AM265°West19.7°
Moon is closest to the center of the shadow.
Total Eclipse endsFeb 21 at 5:50:54 AM269°West15.2°
Total moon eclipse ends.
Partial Eclipse endsFeb 21 at 7:08:45 AM282°West-northwest1.5°
Partial moon eclipse ends.
Moon close to horizon, recommend going to a high point.
MoonsetFeb 21 at 7:18:37 AM283°West-northwest0.0° belowNot directly visibleBelow horizon
Penumbral Eclipse endsFeb 21 at 8:15:36 AM293°West-northwest10.4° 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 visible in Sofia

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