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Flag for Bulgaria December 21, 2010 — Total Lunar Eclipse — Sofia, Bulgaria

Max view in Sofia
Tuesday, December 21, 2010 at 7:48 AM

Global Type: Total Lunar Eclipse


Sofia: Penumbral Lunar Eclipse


Began: Tue, Dec 21, 2010 at 7:29 AM

Maximum: Tue, Dec 21, 2010 at 7:48 AM

Ended: Tue, Dec 21, 2010 at 1:04 PM


Duration: 5 hours, 35 minutes

Location

December 21, 2010 — Total Lunar Eclipse — Sofia

Animation: How the Penumbral Lunar Eclipse Looked

The total phase of this lunar eclipse was not visible in Sofia, but it could be observed there as a penumbral lunar eclipse. A penumbral lunar eclipse can be a bit hard to see, as the shadowed part is only a little bit fainter than the rest of the Moon.

More about the December 21, 2010 — Total Lunar Eclipse

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Phases and local times of this eclipse

StartMaxMoonset
7:29 AM Dec 217:48 AM Dec 217:51 AM Dec 21
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Local times for eclipse in Sofia on Tuesday, December 21, 2010

EventTime in SofiaDirectionAltitudeLooks likeComments
Penumbral Eclipse beginsDec 21 at 7:29 AM299°West-northwest3.1°
The Earth's penumbra start touching the Moon's face.
Moon close to horizon, so make sure you have free sight to West-northwest.
Maximal Eclipse visible in SofiaDec 21 at 7:48 AM302°West-northwest0.4°
The 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.
Since the Moon is near the horizon at this time, we recommend going to a high point or finding an unobstructed area with free sight to West-northwest for the best view of the eclipse.
MoonsetDec 21 at 7:51 AM303°West-northwest0.0° belowNot directly visibleBelow horizon
Partial Eclipse beginsDec 21 at 8:32 AM310°Northwest6.4° belowNot directly visibleBelow horizon
Total Eclipse beginsDec 21 at 9:40 AM322°Northwest14.8° belowNot directly visibleBelow horizon
Maximum EclipseDec 21 at 10:16 AM330°North-northwest18.3° belowNot directly visibleBelow horizon
Total Eclipse endsDec 21 at 10:53 AM338°North-northwest21.2° belowNot directly visibleBelow horizon
Partial Eclipse endsDec 21 at 12:01 PM353°North24.3° belowNot directly visibleBelow horizon
Penumbral Eclipse endsDec 21 at 1:04 PMNorth24.1° 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
2010Jan 15SolarPartial
Annular
2010Dec 21LunarPenumbral
Total
2011Jan 4SolarPartial
Partial
2011Jun 15 / Jun 16LunarTotal
Total
2011Dec 10LunarTotal
Total
2012Nov 28LunarPenumbral
Penumbral
2013Apr 25 / Apr 26LunarPartial
Partial
2013Oct 19LunarPenumbral
Penumbral
2015Mar 20SolarPartial
Total
2015Sep 28LunarTotal
Total
2016Sep 16LunarPenumbral
Penumbral
2017Feb 11LunarPenumbral
Penumbral
2017Aug 7LunarPartial
Partial
2018Jul 27 / Jul 28LunarTotal
Total
2019Jan 21LunarTotal
Total
2019Jul 16 / Jul 17LunarPartial
Partial
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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