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Flag for Denmark September 16, 1978 — Total Lunar Eclipse — Copenhagen, Denmark (København)

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Saturday, September 16, 1978 at 8:04 PM

Global Type: Total Lunar Eclipse

Copenhagen: Total Lunar Eclipse

Began: Sat, Sep 16, 1978 at 5:22 PM

Maximum: Sat, Sep 16, 1978 at 8:04 PM

Ended: Sat, Sep 16, 1978 at 10:46 PM

Duration: 5 hours, 24 minutes


September 16, 1978 — Total Lunar Eclipse — Copenhagen

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This total lunar eclipse was fully visible in Copenhagen. 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
6:20 PM Sep 168:04 PM Sep 169:47 PM Sep 16
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Local times for eclipse in Copenhagen on Saturday, September 16, 1978

EventTime in CopenhagenDirectionAltitudeLooks likeComments
Penumbral Eclipse beginsSep 16 at 5:22:18 PM84°East8.4° belowNot directly visibleBelow horizon
MoonriseSep 16 at 6:18:49 PM95°East0.0° belowNot directly visibleBelow horizon
Partial Eclipse beginsSep 16 at 6:20:36 PM96°East0.2°
Partial moon eclipse starts - moon is getting red.
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 East for the best view of the eclipse.
Total Eclipse beginsSep 16 at 7:24:52 PM108°East-southeast8.5°
Total moon eclipse starts - completely red moon.
Moon close to horizon, so make sure you have free sight to East-southeast.
Maximum EclipseSep 16 at 8:04:14 PM117°East-southeast13.5°
Moon is closest to the center of the shadow.
Total Eclipse endsSep 16 at 8:43:30 PM125°Southeast18.2°
Total moon eclipse ends.
Partial Eclipse endsSep 16 at 9:47:46 PM140°Southeast24.8°
Partial moon eclipse ends.
Penumbral Eclipse endsSep 16 at 10:46:11 PM156°South-southeast29.2°
The Earth's penumbra ends.
Times are local for Copenhagen (CET – Central European Time).

This eclipse is in progress during moonrise or moonset, so only parts of the eclipse are visible in Copenhagen.

The animation's bottom edge represents an ideal, flat horizon, which is at the same altitude as the observer.

Eclipses and Transits Visible in Copenhagen

Eclipse Visibility From CopenhagenVisibility Worldwide
YearDateTypeDegreeLooks LikeMax DegreePath of the Eclipse
1970Feb 21LunarPenumbral
1970May 9MercuryTransit
1970Aug 17LunarPartial
1971Feb 10LunarPartial
1971Feb 25SolarPartial
1971Aug 6LunarTotal
1972Jul 10SolarPartial
1973Jan 18 / Jan 19LunarPenumbral
1973Jun 15LunarPenumbral
1973Nov 10MercuryTransit
1973Dec 10LunarPartial
1974Jun 4 / Jun 5LunarPartial
1974Nov 29LunarTotal
1975May 11SolarPartial
1975Nov 18 / Nov 19LunarTotal
1976Apr 29SolarPartial
1976May 13LunarPartial
1976Nov 6 / Nov 7LunarPenumbral
1977Apr 4LunarPartial
1978Mar 24LunarPartial
1978Sep 16LunarTotal
1979Mar 13 / Mar 14LunarPartial
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