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Eclipse visible in Sofia – Dec 10, 2011 Total Lunar Eclipse

The animation shows approximately what the eclipse looks like from the night side of earth.

This is an approximate representation. The eclipse and moon will look slightly different in real life.

This total lunar eclipse is fully visible in Sofia.

The total lunar eclipse is sometimes called a blood moon, as the moon turns red.

More about the Dec 10, 2011 Total Lunar Eclipse

Local times for eclipse in Sofia on Saturday, December 10, 2011

Click on the Sun/Moon symbol in the “Looks like” column to see what the eclipse looks like during the different phases of the event.

EventTime in SofiaDirectionAltitudeLooks likeComments
Penumbral eclipse beginsDec 10 at 1:35 PM21°North-northeast22.9° belowNot directly visibleBelow horizon
Partial eclipse beginsDec 10 at 2:46 PM36°Northeast16.8° belowNot directly visibleBelow horizon
Total Eclipse beginsDec 10 at 4:08 PM52°Northeast6.8° belowNot directly visibleBelow horizon
Maximum EclipseDec 10 at 4:31 PM56°Northeast2.1° belowNot directly visibleBelow horizon
MoonriseDec 10 at 4:51 PM59°East-northeast0.0° belowNot directly visibleBelow horizon
Maximal Eclipse visible in SofiaDec 10 at 4:54 PM60°East-northeast0.5° Eclipse as seen from earthThe 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 East-northeast for the best view of the eclipse.
Total Eclipse endsDec 10 at 4:55 PM60°East-northeast0.5° Eclipse as seen from earthTotal moon eclipse ends.
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 East-northeast for the best view of the eclipse.
Partial Eclipse endsDec 10 at 6:16 PM72°East-northeast13.4° Eclipse as seen from earthPartial moon eclipse ends.
Penumbral Eclipse endsDec 10 at 7:28 PM83°East25.8° Eclipse as seen from earthThe Earth's penumbra ends.

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.

Times are local for Sofia (EET - Eastern European Time).

Other eclipses visible in Sofia

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EclipseType at maxVisibility in
Sofia
Looks like in
Sofia
Path of the eclipse
Mar 14 / Mar 15, 2006LunarPenumbralPenumbralEclipse as seen from earth
Mar 29, 2006SolarTotalPartialEclipse as seen from earth
Sep 7, 2006LunarPartialPartialEclipse as seen from earth
Mar 3 / Mar 4, 2007LunarTotalTotalEclipse as seen from earth
Feb 21, 2008LunarTotalTotalEclipse as seen from earth
Aug 1, 2008SolarTotalPartialEclipse as seen from earth
Aug 16 / Aug 17, 2008LunarPartialPartialEclipse as seen from earth
Feb 9, 2009LunarPenumbralPenumbralEclipse as seen from earth
Aug 6, 2009LunarPenumbralPenumbralEclipse as seen from earth
Dec 31, 2009LunarPartialPartialEclipse as seen from earth
Jan 15, 2010SolarAnnularPartialEclipse as seen from earth
Dec 21, 2010LunarTotalPenumbralEclipse as seen from earth
Jan 4, 2011SolarPartialPartialEclipse as seen from earth
Jun 15 / Jun 16, 2011LunarTotalTotalEclipse as seen from earth
Dec 10, 2011LunarTotalTotalEclipse as seen from earth
Nov 28, 2012LunarPenumbralPenumbralEclipse as seen from earth
Apr 25 / Apr 26, 2013LunarPenumbralPenumbralEclipse as seen from earth
Oct 19, 2013LunarPenumbralPenumbralEclipse as seen from earth
Mar 20, 2015SolarTotalPartialEclipse as seen from earth
Sep 28, 2015LunarTotalTotalEclipse as seen from earth
Sep 16, 2016LunarPenumbralPenumbralEclipse as seen from earth

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