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Eclipse visible in Beijing – 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 Beijing.

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 Beijing 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 BeijingDirectionAltitudeLooks likeComments
Penumbral Eclipse beginsSep 17 at 12:23 AM188°South46.4° Eclipse as seen from earthThe Earth's penumbra start touching the Moon's face.
Partial Eclipse beginsSep 17 at 1:23 AM208°South-southwest43.1° Eclipse as seen from earthPartial moon eclipse starts - moon is getting red.
Total Eclipse beginsSep 17 at 2:26 AM226°Southwest36.2° Eclipse as seen from earthTotal moon eclipse starts - completely red moon.
Maximum EclipseSep 17 at 3:04 AM235°Southwest30.8° Eclipse as seen from earthMoon is closest to the center of the shadow.
Total Eclipse endsSep 17 at 3:42 AM243°West-southwest24.8° Eclipse as seen from earthTotal moon eclipse ends.
Partial Eclipse endsSep 17 at 4:45 AM254°West-southwest14.1° Eclipse as seen from earthPartial moon eclipse ends.
Penumbral Eclipse endsSep 17 at 5:45 AM264°West3.5° Eclipse as seen from earthThe Earth's penumbra ends.
Moon close to horizon, so make sure you have free sight to West.

Times are local for Beijing (CST - China Standard Time).

Other eclipses visible in Beijing

Dates (Click link for path info)EclipseType at maxVisibility in BeijingLooks like in BeijingPath of the eclipse
Jan 19, 1973LunarPenumbralPenumbralEclipse as seen from earth
Jun 16, 1973LunarPenumbralPenumbralEclipse as seen from earth
Jul 15, 1973LunarPenumbralPenumbralEclipse as seen from earth
Jun 5, 1974LunarPartialPartialEclipse as seen from earth
Nov 29 / Nov 30, 1974LunarTotalTotalEclipse as seen from earth
Nov 19, 1975LunarTotalTotalEclipse as seen from earth
Apr 29, 1976SolarAnnularPartialEclipse as seen from earth
May 14, 1976LunarPartialPartialEclipse as seen from earth
Nov 7, 1976LunarPenumbralPenumbralEclipse 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
Oct 2, 1978SolarPartialPartialEclipse as seen from earth
Mar 14, 1979LunarPartialPartialEclipse as seen from earth
Sep 6, 1979LunarTotalTotalEclipse as seen from earth
Feb 16, 1980SolarTotalPartialEclipse as seen from earth
Mar 2, 1980LunarPenumbralPenumbralEclipse as seen from earth
Jul 28, 1980LunarPenumbralPenumbralEclipse as seen from earth
Jan 20, 1981LunarPenumbralPenumbralEclipse as seen from earth
Jul 31, 1981SolarTotalPartialEclipse as seen from earth
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