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Eclipse visible in Sofia – January 21, 2019 — Total Lunar Eclipse

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

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 January 21, 2019 — Total Lunar Eclipse

Local times for eclipse in Sofia on Monday, January 21, 2019

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 beginsJan 21 at 4:38 AM267°West33.3° Eclipse as seen from earthThe Earth's penumbra start touching the Moon's face.
Partial Eclipse beginsJan 21 at 5:37 AM277°West22.8° Eclipse as seen from earthPartial moon eclipse starts - moon is getting red.
Total Eclipse beginsJan 21 at 6:43 AM287°West-northwest11.3° Eclipse as seen from earthTotal moon eclipse starts - completely red moon.
Maximum EclipseJan 21 at 7:12 AM291°West-northwest6.5° Eclipse as seen from earthMoon is closest to the center of the shadow.
Moon close to horizon, so make sure you have free sight to West-northwest.
Total Eclipse endsJan 21 at 7:42 AM296°West-northwest1.9° Eclipse as seen from earthTotal moon eclipse ends.
Moon close to horizon, so make sure you have free sight to West-northwest.
MoonsetJan 21 at 7:55 AM298°West-northwest0.0° belowNot directly visibleBelow horizon
Partial Eclipse endsJan 21 at 8:48 AM306°Northwest8.5° belowNot directly visibleBelow horizon
Penumbral Eclipse endsJan 21 at 9:47 AM317°Northwest16.2° belowNot directly visibleBelow horizon

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).

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Dates (Click link for path info)EclipseType at maxVisibility in SofiaLooks like in SofiaPath of the eclipse
Mar 20, 2015SolarTotalPartialEclipse as seen from earth
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Sep 16, 2016LunarPenumbralPenumbralEclipse as seen from earth
Feb 11, 2017LunarPenumbralPenumbralEclipse as seen from earth
Aug 7, 2017LunarPartialPartialEclipse as seen from earth
Jan 31, 2018LunarTotalPenumbralEclipse as seen from earth
Jul 27 / Jul 28, 2018LunarTotalTotalEclipse as seen from earth
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Jan 10, 2020LunarPenumbralPenumbralEclipse as seen from earth
Jun 5 / Jun 6, 2020LunarPenumbralPenumbralEclipse as seen from earth
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Oct 28 / Oct 29, 2023LunarPartialPartialEclipse as seen from earth
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