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Flag for Australia September 17, 1978 — Total Lunar Eclipse — Brisbane, Queensland, Australia

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Sunday, September 17, 1978 at 5:04 AM

Global Type: Total Lunar Eclipse


Brisbane: Total Lunar Eclipse


Began: Sun, Sep 17, 1978 at 2:22 AM

Maximum: Sun, Sep 17, 1978 at 5:04 AM

Ended: Sun, Sep 17, 1978 at 7:46 AM


Duration: 5 hours, 24 minutes

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September 17, 1978 — Total Lunar Eclipse — Brisbane

Animation: How the Total Lunar Eclipse Looked

This total lunar eclipse was fully visible in Brisbane. 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 partialMaxMoonset
3:20 AM Sep 175:04 AM Sep 175:45 AM Sep 17
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Local times for eclipse in Brisbane on Sunday, September 17, 1978

EventTime in BrisbaneDirectionAltitudeLooks likeComments
Penumbral Eclipse beginsSep 17 at 2:22 AM294°West-northwest42.5°
The Earth's penumbra start touching the Moon's face.
Partial Eclipse beginsSep 17 at 3:20 AM285°West-northwest30.6°
Partial moon eclipse starts - moon is getting red.
Total Eclipse beginsSep 17 at 4:24 AM277°West16.9°
Total moon eclipse starts - completely red moon.
Maximum EclipseSep 17 at 5:04 AM272°West8.5°
Moon is closest to the center of the shadow.
Moon close to horizon, so make sure you have free sight to West.
Total Eclipse endsSep 17 at 5:43 AM268°West0.4°
Total 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 West for the best view of the eclipse.
MoonsetSep 17 at 5:45 AM268°West0.0° belowNot directly visibleBelow horizon
Partial Eclipse endsSep 17 at 6:47 AM261°West13.9° belowNot directly visibleBelow horizon
Penumbral Eclipse endsSep 17 at 7:46 AM254°West-southwest26.1° belowNot directly visibleBelow horizon
Times are local for Brisbane (AEST – Australian Eastern Standard Time).

This eclipse is in progress during moonrise or moonset, so only parts of the eclipse are visible in Brisbane.

The animation's bottom edge represents an ideal, flat horizon, which is at the same altitude as the observer.

Eclipses visible in Brisbane

Eclipse Visibility from BrisbaneVisibility Worldwide
YearDateTypeDegreeLooks likeMax degreePath of the eclipse
1970Feb 21LunarPartial
Partial
1970Sep 1SolarPartial
Annular
1971Feb 10LunarPartial
Total
1971Aug 7LunarTotal
Total
1971Aug 21SolarPartial
Partial
1972Jan 30 / Jan 31LunarTotal
Total
1972Jul 26LunarPartial
Partial
1973Jun 16LunarPenumbral
Penumbral
1973Jul 15LunarPenumbral
Penumbral
1974Jun 5LunarPenumbral
Partial
1974Jun 20SolarPartial
Total
1974Nov 29 / Nov 30LunarTotal
Total
1975May 25LunarPartial
Total
1976May 14LunarPartial
Partial
1976Oct 23SolarPartial
Total
1977Sep 27LunarPenumbral
Penumbral
1978Mar 24 / Mar 25LunarTotal
Total
1978Sep 17LunarTotal
Total
1979Mar 14LunarPartial
Partial
1979Sep 6LunarTotal
Total
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