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Eclipse visible in Reykjavik – September 16, 1978 — Total Lunar Eclipse

The animation shows approximately what the eclipse looks like from the night side of earth.

The total phase of this lunar eclipse is not visible in Reykjavik, but it can be observed there as a partial lunar eclipse.

The Earth's shadow covers a large portion of the Moon, so this is still a nice sight.

More about the September 16, 1978 — Total Lunar Eclipse

Local times for eclipse in Reykjavik 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 ReykjavikDirectionAltitudeLooks likeComments
Penumbral Eclipse beginsSep 16 at 4:23 PM51°Northeast20.8° belowNot directly visibleBelow horizon
Partial Eclipse beginsSep 16 at 5:23 PM65°East-northeast15.4° belowNot directly visibleBelow horizon
Total Eclipse beginsSep 16 at 6:26 PM79°East8.9° belowNot directly visibleBelow horizon
Maximum EclipseSep 16 at 7:04 PM87°East4.1° belowNot directly visibleBelow horizon
Total Eclipse endsSep 16 at 7:42 PM95°East0.2° belowNot directly visibleBelow horizon
MoonriseSep 16 at 7:44 PM96°East0.0° belowNot directly visibleBelow horizon
Maximal Eclipse visible in ReykjavikSep 16 at 7:49 PM97°East0.4° Eclipse as seen from earthThe maximum part of the eclipse occurs when the Moon is close under the horizon. The best time to view the eclipse in Reykjavik would be around this time.
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 endsSep 16 at 8:45 PM109°East-southeast6.0° Eclipse as seen from earthPartial moon eclipse ends.
Moon close to horizon, so make sure you have free sight to East-southeast.
Penumbral Eclipse endsSep 16 at 9:45 PM122°East-southeast11.8° Eclipse as seen from earthThe Earth's penumbra ends.

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

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

Times are local for Reykjavik (GMT - Greenwich Mean Time).

Other eclipses visible in Reykjavik

Dates (Click link for path info)EclipseType at maxVisibility in ReykjavikLooks like in ReykjavikPath of the eclipse
Jan 18, 1973LunarPenumbralPenumbralEclipse as seen from earth
Dec 9 / Dec 10, 1973LunarPartialPartialEclipse as seen from earth
Dec 24, 1973SolarAnnularPartialEclipse as seen from earth
Jun 4 / Jun 5, 1974LunarPartialPartialEclipse as seen from earth
Nov 29, 1974LunarTotalTotalEclipse as seen from earth
May 11, 1975SolarPartialPartialEclipse as seen from earth
May 25, 1975LunarTotalPenumbralEclipse as seen from earth
Nov 18 / Nov 19, 1975LunarTotalTotalEclipse as seen from earth
Apr 29, 1976SolarAnnularPartialEclipse as seen from earth
Nov 6 / Nov 7, 1976LunarPenumbralPenumbralEclipse as seen from earth
Apr 4, 1977LunarPartialPartialEclipse as seen from earth
Sep 27, 1977LunarPenumbralPenumbralEclipse as seen from earth
Sep 16, 1978LunarTotalPartialEclipse as seen from earth
Feb 26, 1979SolarTotalPartialEclipse as seen from earth
Mar 13 / Mar 14, 1979LunarPartialPartialEclipse as seen from earth
Mar 1, 1980LunarPenumbralPenumbralEclipse as seen from earth
Aug 26, 1980LunarPenumbralPenumbralEclipse as seen from earth
Jan 20, 1981LunarPenumbralPenumbralEclipse as seen from earth
Jul 17, 1981LunarPartialPartialEclipse as seen from earth
Jan 9, 1982LunarTotalTotalEclipse as seen from earth
Jul 20, 1982SolarPartialPartialEclipse as seen from earth
Dec 30, 1982LunarTotalTotalEclipse as seen from earth
Dec 4, 1983SolarAnnularPartialEclipse as seen from earth
Dec 19 / Dec 20, 1983LunarPenumbralPenumbralEclipse as seen from earth

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