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Flag for Bangladesh September 16, 1978 — Total Lunar Eclipse — Dhaka, Bangladesh (Dacca)

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Sunday, September 17, 1978 at 1:04 AM

Global Type: Total Lunar Eclipse

Dhaka: Total Lunar Eclipse

Began: Sat, Sep 16, 1978 at 10:22 PM

Maximum: Sun, Sep 17, 1978 at 1:04 AM

Ended: Sun, Sep 17, 1978 at 3:46 AM

Duration: 5 hours, 24 minutes


September 16, 1978 – September 17, 1978 — Total Lunar Eclipse — Dhaka

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This total lunar eclipse was fully visible in Dhaka. 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
11:20 PM Sep 161:04 AM Sep 172:47 AM Sep 17
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Local times for eclipse in Dhaka on Sunday, September 17, 1978

EventTime in DhakaDirectionAltitudeLooks likeComments
Penumbral Eclipse beginsSep 16 at 10:22:18 PM139°Southeast55.9°
The Earth's penumbra start touching the Moon's face.
Partial Eclipse beginsSep 16 at 11:20:36 PM164°South-southeast62.3°
Partial moon eclipse starts - moon is getting red.
Total Eclipse beginsSep 17 at 12:24:52 AM198°South-southwest62.2°
Total moon eclipse starts - completely red moon.
Maximum EclipseSep 17 at 1:04:14 AM216°Southwest58.2°
Moon is closest to the center of the shadow.
Total Eclipse endsSep 17 at 1:43:30 AM230°Southwest52.3°
Total moon eclipse ends.
Partial Eclipse endsSep 17 at 2:47:46 AM244°West-southwest40.4°
Partial moon eclipse ends.
Penumbral Eclipse endsSep 17 at 3:46:11 AM254°West-southwest28.3°
The Earth's penumbra ends.
Times are local for Dhaka (BST – Bangladesh Standard Time).

Eclipses and Transits Visible in Dhaka

Eclipse Visibility From DhakaVisibility Worldwide
YearDateTypeDegreeLooks LikeMax DegreePath of the Eclipse
1970May 9MercuryTransit
1971Aug 6 / Aug 7LunarTotal
1972Jan 30LunarPartial
1973Jan 19LunarPenumbral
1973Jun 16LunarPenumbral
1973Nov 10MercuryTransit
1973Dec 10LunarPenumbral
1974Jun 5LunarPartial
1974Nov 29LunarTotal
1975Nov 19LunarTotal
1976Apr 29SolarPartial
1976May 13 / May 14LunarPartial
1976Nov 7LunarPenumbral
1977Apr 18SolarPartial
1978Mar 24 / Mar 25LunarTotal
1978Sep 16 / Sep 17LunarTotal
1979Mar 14LunarPartial
1979Sep 6LunarPartial
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