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Flag for Iceland September 16, 1978 — Total Lunar Eclipse — Reykjavik, Iceland (Reykjavíkurborg)

Max view in Reykjavik
Saturday, September 16, 1978 at 7:50 PM

Global Type: Total Lunar Eclipse

Reykjavik: Partial Lunar Eclipse

Began: Sat, Sep 16, 1978 at 4:22 PM

Maximum: Sat, Sep 16, 1978 at 7:50 PM

Ended: Sat, Sep 16, 1978 at 9:46 PM

Duration: 5 hours, 24 minutes


September 16, 1978 — Total Lunar Eclipse — Reykjavik

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The total phase of this lunar eclipse was not visible in Reykjavik, but it could be observed there as a partial lunar eclipse. The Earth's shadow covered a large portion of the Moon, so this was still a nice sight.

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Phases and local times of this eclipse

MoonriseMaxEnd of partial
7:45 PM Sep 167:50 PM Sep 168:47 PM Sep 16
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Local times for eclipse in Reykjavik on Saturday, September 16, 1978

EventTime in ReykjavikDirectionAltitudeLooks likeComments
Penumbral Eclipse beginsSep 16 at 4:22:18 PM50°Northeast21.0° belowNot directly visibleBelow horizon
Partial Eclipse beginsSep 16 at 5:20:36 PM64°East-northeast15.7° belowNot directly visibleBelow horizon
Total Eclipse beginsSep 16 at 6:24:52 PM78°East-northeast9.2° belowNot directly visibleBelow horizon
Maximum EclipseSep 16 at 7:04:14 PM87°East5.0° belowNot directly visibleBelow horizon
Total Eclipse endsSep 16 at 7:43:30 PM95°East0.2° belowNot directly visibleBelow horizon
MoonriseSep 16 at 7:45:26 PM96°East0.0° belowNot directly visibleBelow horizon
Maximal Eclipse visible in ReykjavikSep 16 at 7:50:06 PM97°East0.4°
The 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 8:47:46 PM109°East-southeast6.1°
Partial moon eclipse ends.
Moon close to horizon, so make sure you have free sight to East-southeast.
Penumbral Eclipse endsSep 16 at 9:46:11 PM122°East-southeast11.8°
The Earth's penumbra ends.
Times are local for Reykjavik (GMT – Greenwich Mean Time).

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.

Eclipses visible in Reykjavik

Eclipse Visibility from ReykjavikVisibility Worldwide
YearDateTypeDegreeLooks likeMax degreePath of the eclipse
1970Feb 21LunarPartial
1970Mar 7SolarPartial
1970Aug 17LunarPartial
1971Feb 10LunarTotal
1971Feb 25SolarPartial
1972Jan 30LunarPartial
1972Jul 10SolarPartial
1973Jan 18LunarPenumbral
1973Dec 9 / Dec 10LunarPartial
1973Dec 24SolarPartial
1974Jun 4 / Jun 5LunarPenumbral
1974Nov 29LunarTotal
1975May 11SolarPartial
1975May 25LunarPenumbral
1975Nov 18 / Nov 19LunarTotal
1976Apr 29SolarPartial
1976Nov 6 / Nov 7LunarPenumbral
1977Apr 4LunarPartial
1977Sep 27LunarPenumbral
1978Sep 16LunarPartial
1979Feb 26SolarPartial
1979Mar 13 / Mar 14LunarPartial
Note: Click on the date link for details in Reykjavik, or the path map image for global details. Currently shown eclipse is highlighted.

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