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Flag for China September 17, 1978 — Total Lunar Eclipse — Beijing, Beijing Municipality, China

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Sunday, September 17, 1978 at 3:04 AM

Global Type: Total Lunar Eclipse

Beijing: Total Lunar Eclipse

Began: Sun, Sep 17, 1978 at 12:22 AM

Maximum: Sun, Sep 17, 1978 at 3:04 AM

Ended: Sun, Sep 17, 1978 at 5:46 AM

Duration: 5 hours, 24 minutes


September 17, 1978 — Total Lunar Eclipse — Beijing

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This total lunar eclipse was fully visible in Beijing. 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
1:20 AM Sep 173:04 AM Sep 174:47 AM Sep 17
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Local times for eclipse in Beijing on Sunday, September 17, 1978

EventTime in BeijingDirectionAltitudeLooks likeComments
Penumbral Eclipse beginsSep 17 at 12:22:18 AM187°South46.4°
The Earth's penumbra start touching the Moon's face.
Partial Eclipse beginsSep 17 at 1:20:36 AM207°South-southwest43.4°
Partial moon eclipse starts - moon is getting red.
Total Eclipse beginsSep 17 at 2:24:52 AM225°Southwest36.5°
Total moon eclipse starts - completely red moon.
Maximum EclipseSep 17 at 3:04:14 AM235°Southwest31.0°
Moon is closest to the center of the shadow.
Total Eclipse endsSep 17 at 3:43:30 AM243°West-southwest24.9°
Total moon eclipse ends.
Partial Eclipse endsSep 17 at 4:47:46 AM255°West-southwest13.9°
Partial moon eclipse ends.
Penumbral Eclipse endsSep 17 at 5:46:11 AM264°West3.5°
The 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).

Eclipses and Transits Visible in Beijing

Eclipse Visibility From BeijingVisibility Worldwide
YearDateTypeDegreeLooks LikeMax DegreePath of the Eclipse
1970Feb 21LunarPenumbral
1970May 9MercuryTransit
1971Feb 10LunarPenumbral
1971Aug 7LunarTotal
1972Jan 30LunarTotal
1973Jan 19LunarPenumbral
1973Jun 16LunarPenumbral
1973Jul 15LunarPenumbral
1973Nov 10MercuryTransit
1974Jun 5LunarPartial
1974Nov 29 / Nov 30LunarTotal
1975Nov 19LunarTotal
1976Apr 29SolarPartial
1976May 14LunarPartial
1976Nov 7LunarPenumbral
1978Mar 24 / Mar 25LunarTotal
1978Sep 17LunarTotal
1978Oct 2SolarPartial
1979Mar 14LunarPartial
1979Sep 6LunarTotal
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