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Flag for Bulgaria July 27, 2018 — Total Lunar Eclipse — Sofia, Bulgaria

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Friday, July 27, 2018 at 11:21 PM

Global Type: Total Lunar Eclipse

Sofia: Total Lunar Eclipse

Begins: Fri, Jul 27, 2018 at 8:14 PM

Maximum: Fri, Jul 27, 2018 at 11:21 PM

Ends: Sat, Jul 28, 2018 at 2:28 AM

Duration: 6 hours, 14 minutes


July 27, 2018 – July 28, 2018 — Total Lunar Eclipse — Sofia

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This total lunar eclipse is 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
9:24 PM Jul 2711:21 PM Jul 271:19 AM Jul 28
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Local times for eclipse in Sofia on Friday, July 27, 2018

EventTime in SofiaDirectionAltitudeLooks likeComments
Penumbral Eclipse beginsJul 27 at 8:14:47 PM112°East-southeast5.5° belowNot directly visibleBelow horizon
MoonriseJul 27 at 8:45:00 PM117°East-southeast0.0° belowNot directly visibleBelow horizon
Partial Eclipse beginsJul 27 at 9:24:27 PM124°East-southeast5.7°
Partial moon eclipse starts - moon is getting red.
Moon close to horizon, so make sure you have free sight to East-southeast.
Total Eclipse beginsJul 27 at 10:30:15 PM136°Southeast14.7°
Total moon eclipse starts - completely red moon.
Maximum EclipseJul 27 at 11:21:44 PM147°South-southeast20.5°
Moon is closest to the center of the shadow.
Total Eclipse endsJul 28 at 12:13:11 AM159°South-southeast24.8°
Total moon eclipse ends.
Partial Eclipse endsJul 28 at 1:19:00 AM175°South27.6°
Partial moon eclipse ends.
Penumbral Eclipse endsJul 28 at 2:28:38 AM193°South-southwest26.7°
The Earth's penumbra ends.
Times are local for Sofia (EEST – Eastern European Summer 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
2010Dec 21LunarPenumbral
2011Jan 4SolarPartial
2011Jun 15 / Jun 16LunarTotal
2011Dec 10LunarTotal
2012Nov 28LunarPenumbral
2013Apr 25 / Apr 26LunarPartial
2013Oct 19LunarPenumbral
2015Mar 20SolarPartial
2015Sep 28LunarTotal
2016Sep 16LunarPenumbral
2017Feb 11LunarPenumbral
2017Aug 7LunarPartial
2018Jul 27 / Jul 28LunarTotal
2019Jan 21LunarTotal
2019Jul 16 / Jul 17LunarPartial
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