Eclipse Calculator – Eclipses in Melbourne, Victoria, Australia
Eclipse visible in Melbourne – Sep 17, 1978 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.
The total lunar eclipse is sometimes called a blood moon, as the moon turns red.
Local times for eclipse in Melbourne 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.
This eclipse is in progress during moonrise or moonset, so only parts of the eclipse is visible in Melbourne.
The animation's bottom edge represents an ideal, flat horizon, which is at the same altitude as the observer.Times are local for Melbourne (AEST - Australian Eastern Standard Time).
Other eclipses visible in Melbourne
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|Eclipse||Type at max||Visibility in|
|Looks like in|
|Path of the eclipse|
|Jun 16, 1973||Lunar||Penumbral||Penumbral|
|Jul 15, 1973||Lunar||Penumbral||Penumbral|
|Jun 5, 1974||Lunar||Partial||Partial|
|Jun 20, 1974||Solar||Total||Partial|
|Nov 29 / Nov 30, 1974||Lunar||Total||Total|
|May 25, 1975||Lunar||Total||Partial|
|May 14, 1976||Lunar||Partial||Partial|
|Oct 23, 1976||Solar||Total||Total|
|Sep 27, 1977||Lunar||Penumbral||Penumbral|
|Mar 24 / Mar 25, 1978||Lunar||Total||Total|
|Sep 17, 1978||Lunar||Total||Total|
|Mar 14, 1979||Lunar||Partial||Partial|
|Sep 6, 1979||Lunar||Total||Total|
|Mar 2, 1980||Lunar||Penumbral||Penumbral|
|Jul 28, 1980||Lunar||Penumbral||Penumbral|
|Jan 20, 1981||Lunar||Penumbral||Penumbral|
|Feb 5, 1981||Solar||Annular||Partial|
|Jul 17, 1981||Lunar||Partial||Penumbral|
|Jan 10, 1982||Lunar||Total||Partial|
|Jul 6, 1982||Lunar||Total||Total|
|Dec 30 / Dec 31, 1982||Lunar||Total||Total|
|Jun 11, 1983||Solar||Total||Partial|
|Jun 25, 1983||Lunar||Partial||Partial|
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