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Flag for India September 16, 1978 — Total Lunar Eclipse — Kolkata, West Bengal, India (Calcutta)

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Sunday, September 17, 1978 at 12:34 AM

Global Type: Total Lunar Eclipse

Kolkata: Total Lunar Eclipse

Began: Sat, Sep 16, 1978 at 9:52 PM

Maximum: Sun, Sep 17, 1978 at 12:34 AM

Ended: Sun, Sep 17, 1978 at 3:16 AM

Duration: 5 hours, 24 minutes


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

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This total lunar eclipse was fully visible in Kolkata. 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
10:50 PM Sep 1612:34 AM Sep 172:17 AM Sep 17
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Local times for eclipse in Kolkata on Sunday, September 17, 1978

EventTime in KolkataDirectionAltitudeLooks likeComments
Penumbral Eclipse beginsSep 16 at 9:52 PM135°Southeast55.5°
The Earth's penumbra start touching the Moon's face.
Partial Eclipse beginsSep 16 at 10:50 PM160°South-southeast62.9°
Partial moon eclipse starts - moon is getting red.
Total Eclipse beginsSep 16 at 11:54 PM195°South-southwest63.8°
Total moon eclipse starts - completely red moon.
Maximum EclipseSep 17 at 12:34 AM214°Southwest60.2°
Moon is closest to the center of the shadow.
Total Eclipse endsSep 17 at 1:13 AM228°Southwest54.4°
Total moon eclipse ends.
Partial Eclipse endsSep 17 at 2:17 AM244°West-southwest42.4°
Partial moon eclipse ends.
Penumbral Eclipse endsSep 17 at 3:16 AM253°West-southwest30.3°
The Earth's penumbra ends.
Times are local for Kolkata (IST – India Standard Time).

Eclipses visible in Kolkata

Eclipse Visibility from KolkataVisibility Worldwide
YearDateTypeDegreeLooks likeMax degreePath of the eclipse
1971Aug 6 / Aug 7LunarTotal
1972Jan 30LunarPartial
1973Jan 19LunarPenumbral
1973Jun 16LunarPenumbral
1973Dec 10LunarPenumbral
1974Jun 5LunarPartial
1974Nov 29LunarTotal
1975Nov 19LunarTotal
1976Apr 29SolarPartial
1976May 13 / May 14LunarPartial
1976Nov 7LunarPenumbral
1977Apr 18SolarPartial
1978Mar 24 / Mar 25LunarTotal
1978Sep 16 / Sep 17LunarTotal
1979Mar 13 / Mar 14LunarPartial
1979Sep 6LunarPartial
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