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Eclipse visible in Brisbane – September 17, 1978 — 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 Brisbane.

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

More about the September 16, 1978 — Total Lunar Eclipse

Local times for eclipse in Brisbane on Sunday, September 17, 1978

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 BrisbaneDirectionAltitudeLooks likeComments
Penumbral Eclipse beginsSep 17 at 2:23 AM294°West-northwest42.2° Eclipse as seen from earthThe Earth's penumbra start touching the Moon's face.
Partial Eclipse beginsSep 17 at 3:23 AM284°West-northwest29.9° Eclipse as seen from earthPartial moon eclipse starts - moon is getting red.
Total Eclipse beginsSep 17 at 4:26 AM277°West16.5° Eclipse as seen from earthTotal moon eclipse starts - completely red moon.
Maximum EclipseSep 17 at 5:04 AM272°West8.4° 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.
Total Eclipse endsSep 17 at 5:42 AM268°West0.5° 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 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 6:45 AM261°West13.4° belowNot directly visibleBelow horizon
Penumbral Eclipse endsSep 17 at 7:45 AM254°West-southwest25.9° belowNot directly visibleBelow horizon

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.

Times are local for Brisbane (AEST - Australian Eastern Standard Time).

Other eclipses visible in Brisbane

Dates (Click link for path info)EclipseType at maxVisibility in BrisbaneLooks like in BrisbanePath of the eclipse
Jun 16, 1973LunarPenumbralPenumbralEclipse as seen from earth
Jul 15, 1973LunarPenumbralPenumbralEclipse as seen from earth
Jun 5, 1974LunarPartialPenumbralEclipse as seen from earth
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Nov 29 / Nov 30, 1974LunarTotalTotalEclipse as seen from earth
May 25, 1975LunarTotalPartialEclipse as seen from earth
May 14, 1976LunarPartialPartialEclipse as seen from earth
Oct 23, 1976SolarTotalPartialEclipse as seen from earth
Sep 27, 1977LunarPenumbralPenumbralEclipse as seen from earth
Mar 24 / Mar 25, 1978LunarTotalTotalEclipse as seen from earth
Sep 17, 1978LunarTotalTotalEclipse as seen from earth
Mar 14, 1979LunarPartialPartialEclipse as seen from earth
Sep 6, 1979LunarTotalTotalEclipse as seen from earth
Mar 2, 1980LunarPenumbralPenumbralEclipse as seen from earth
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Jan 20, 1981LunarPenumbralPenumbralEclipse as seen from earth
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Jan 10, 1982LunarTotalPartialEclipse as seen from earth
Jul 6, 1982LunarTotalTotalEclipse as seen from earth
Dec 30 / Dec 31, 1982LunarTotalTotalEclipse as seen from earth
Jun 11, 1983SolarTotalPartialEclipse as seen from earth
Jun 25, 1983LunarPartialPartialEclipse as seen from earth

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