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Flag for Iraq September 16, 1978 — Total Lunar Eclipse — Baghdad, Iraq (Bagdad)

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Saturday, September 16, 1978 at 10:04 PM

Global Type: Total Lunar Eclipse

Baghdad: 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 — Baghdad

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This total lunar eclipse was fully visible in Baghdad. 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 Baghdad on Saturday, September 16, 1978

EventTime in BaghdadDirectionAltitudeLooks likeComments
Penumbral Eclipse beginsSep 16 at 7:22:18 PM105°East-southeast16.4°
The Earth's penumbra start touching the Moon's face.
Partial Eclipse beginsSep 16 at 8:20:36 PM115°East-southeast27.6°
Partial moon eclipse starts - moon is getting red.
Total Eclipse beginsSep 16 at 9:24:52 PM128°Southeast38.9°
Total moon eclipse starts - completely red moon.
Maximum EclipseSep 16 at 10:04:14 PM138°Southeast44.9°
Moon is closest to the center of the shadow.
Total Eclipse endsSep 16 at 10:43:30 PM150°South-southeast49.8°
Total moon eclipse ends.
Partial Eclipse endsSep 16 at 11:47:46 PM175°South54.0°
Partial moon eclipse ends.
Penumbral Eclipse endsSep 17 at 12:46:11 AM199°South-southwest52.8°
The Earth's penumbra ends.
Times are local for Baghdad (AST – Arabia Standard Time).

Eclipses and Transits Visible in Baghdad

Eclipse Visibility From BaghdadVisibility Worldwide
YearDateTypeDegreeLooks LikeMax DegreePath of the Eclipse
1970May 9MercuryTransit
1970Aug 17LunarPenumbral
1971Aug 6 / Aug 7LunarTotal
1973Jan 18 / Jan 19LunarPenumbral
1973Jun 15 / Jun 16LunarPenumbral
1973Jun 30SolarPartial
1973Nov 10MercuryTransit
1973Dec 10LunarPartial
1974Jun 4 / Jun 5LunarPartial
1974Nov 29LunarTotal
1975Nov 18 / Nov 19LunarTotal
1976Apr 29SolarPartial
1976May 13 / May 14LunarPartial
1976Nov 6 / Nov 7LunarPenumbral
1977Apr 4LunarPenumbral
1978Mar 24LunarTotal
1978Sep 16 / Sep 17LunarTotal
1979Mar 13 / Mar 14LunarPartial
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