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Flag for Egypt September 16, 1978 — Total Lunar Eclipse — Cairo, Egypt (Al Qâhirah)

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Saturday, September 16, 1978 at 10:04 PM

Global Type: Total Lunar Eclipse

Cairo: Total Lunar Eclipse

Began: Sat, Sep 16, 1978 at 7:22 PM

Maximum: Sat, Sep 16, 1978 at 10:04 PM

Ended: Sun, Sep 17, 1978 at 12:46 AM

Duration: 5 hours, 24 minutes


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

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This total lunar eclipse was fully visible in Cairo. 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
8:20 PM Sep 1610:04 PM Sep 1611:47 PM Sep 16
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Local times for eclipse in Cairo on Saturday, September 16, 1978

EventTime in CairoDirectionAltitudeLooks likeComments
Penumbral Eclipse beginsSep 16 at 7:22:18 PM97°East6.1°
The Earth's penumbra start touching the Moon's face.
Moon close to horizon, so make sure you have free sight to East.
Partial Eclipse beginsSep 16 at 8:20:36 PM105°East-southeast18.0°
Partial moon eclipse starts - moon is getting red.
Total Eclipse beginsSep 16 at 9:24:52 PM114°East-southeast30.9°
Total moon eclipse starts - completely red moon.
Maximum EclipseSep 16 at 10:04:14 PM122°East-southeast38.3°
Moon is closest to the center of the shadow.
Total Eclipse endsSep 16 at 10:43:30 PM131°Southeast45.0°
Total moon eclipse ends.
Partial Eclipse endsSep 16 at 11:47:46 PM151°South-southeast53.8°
Partial moon eclipse ends.
Penumbral Eclipse endsSep 17 at 12:46:11 AM176°South57.6°
The Earth's penumbra ends.
Times are local for Cairo (EEST – (null)).

Eclipses visible in Cairo

Eclipse Visibility from CairoVisibility Worldwide
YearDateTypeDegreeLooks likeMax degreePath of the eclipse
1970Aug 17LunarPartial
1971Aug 6 / Aug 7LunarTotal
1973Jan 18 / Jan 19LunarPenumbral
1973Jun 15 / Jun 16LunarPenumbral
1973Jun 30SolarPartial
1973Dec 10LunarPartial
1974Jun 4 / Jun 5LunarPartial
1974Nov 29LunarTotal
1975Nov 18 / Nov 19LunarTotal
1976Apr 29SolarPartial
1976May 13 / May 14LunarPartial
1976Nov 6 / Nov 7LunarPenumbral
1977Apr 4LunarPartial
1978Mar 24LunarTotal
1978Sep 16 / Sep 17LunarTotal
1979Mar 13 / Mar 14LunarPartial
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