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Flag for Bulgaria August 16, 2008 — Partial Lunar Eclipse — Sofia, Bulgaria

Max view in Sofia
Sunday, August 17, 2008 at 12:10 AM

Global Type: Partial Lunar Eclipse


Sofia: Partial Lunar Eclipse


Began: Sat, Aug 16, 2008 at 9:24 PM

Maximum: Sun, Aug 17, 2008 at 12:10 AM

Ended: Sun, Aug 17, 2008 at 2:55 AM


Duration: 5 hours, 31 minutes

Location

August 16, 2008 – August 17, 2008 — Partial Lunar Eclipse — Sofia

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.

More about the August 16, 2008 — Partial Lunar Eclipse

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Phases and local times of this eclipse

Start of partialMaxEnd of partial
10:36 PM Aug 1612:10 AM Aug 171:44 AM Aug 17
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Local times for eclipse in Sofia on Sunday, August 17, 2008

EventTime in SofiaDirectionAltitudeLooks likeComments
Penumbral Eclipse beginsAug 16 at 9:24 PM121°East-southeast10.8°
The Earth's penumbra start touching the Moon's face.
Partial Eclipse beginsAug 16 at 10:36 PM135°Southeast21.0°
Partial moon eclipse starts - moon is getting red.
Maximum EclipseAug 17 at 12:10 AM157°South-southeast30.7°
Moon is closest to the center of the shadow.
Partial Eclipse endsAug 17 at 1:44 AM184°South33.9°
Partial moon eclipse ends.
Penumbral Eclipse endsAug 17 at 2:55 AM204°South-southwest31.1°
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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