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Eclipse visible in Athens – September 16, 1978 – 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 Athens.

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 Athens on Saturday, September 16, 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 AthensDirectionAltitudeLooks likeComments
Penumbral Eclipse beginsSep 16 at 7:23 PM94°East0.0° Eclipse as seen from earthThe Earth's penumbra start touching the Moon's face.
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.
Partial Eclipse beginsSep 16 at 8:23 PM103°East-southeast10.9° Eclipse as seen from earthPartial moon eclipse starts - moon is getting red.
Total Eclipse beginsSep 16 at 9:26 PM113°East-southeast22.4° Eclipse as seen from earthTotal moon eclipse starts - completely red moon.
Maximum EclipseSep 16 at 10:04 PM120°East-southeast29.0° Eclipse as seen from earthMoon is closest to the center of the shadow.
Total Eclipse endsSep 16 at 10:42 PM129°Southeast35.1° Eclipse as seen from earthTotal moon eclipse ends.
Partial Eclipse endsSep 16 at 11:45 PM145°Southeast43.5° Eclipse as seen from earthPartial moon eclipse ends.
Penumbral Eclipse endsSep 17 at 12:45 AM165°South-southeast48.6° Eclipse as seen from earthThe Earth's penumbra ends.

Some of the eclipse is very close to the horizon.

Times are local for Athens (EEST - Eastern European Summer Time).

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