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Flag for Japan September 17, 1978 — Total Lunar Eclipse — Tokyo, Japan

Max view in Tokyo
Sunday, September 17, 1978 at 4:04 AM

Global Type: Total Lunar Eclipse

Tokyo: Total Lunar Eclipse

Began: Sun, Sep 17, 1978 at 1:22 AM

Maximum: Sun, Sep 17, 1978 at 4:04 AM

Ended: Sun, Sep 17, 1978 at 6:46 AM

Duration: 5 hours, 24 minutes


September 17, 1978 — Total Lunar Eclipse — Tokyo

Animation: How the Total Lunar Eclipse Looked

This total lunar eclipse was fully visible in Tokyo. 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 partialMaxMoonset
2:20 AM Sep 174:04 AM Sep 175:30 AM Sep 17
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Local times for eclipse in Tokyo on Sunday, September 17, 1978

EventTime in TokyoDirectionAltitudeLooks likeComments
Penumbral Eclipse beginsSep 17 at 1:22 AM221°Southwest42.6°
The Earth's penumbra start touching the Moon's face.
Partial Eclipse beginsSep 17 at 2:20 AM235°Southwest34.2°
Partial moon eclipse starts - moon is getting red.
Total Eclipse beginsSep 17 at 3:24 AM248°West-southwest23.2°
Total moon eclipse starts - completely red moon.
Maximum EclipseSep 17 at 4:04 AM254°West-southwest15.9°
Moon is closest to the center of the shadow.
Total Eclipse endsSep 17 at 4:43 AM260°West8.5°
Total moon eclipse ends.
Moon close to horizon, so make sure you have free sight to West.
MoonsetSep 17 at 5:30 AM267°West0.0° belowNot directly visibleBelow horizon
Partial Eclipse endsSep 17 at 5:47 AM270°West2.5° belowNot directly visibleBelow horizon
Penumbral Eclipse endsSep 17 at 6:46 AM278°West15.3° belowNot directly visibleBelow horizon
Times are local for Tokyo (JST – Japan Standard Time).

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

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

Eclipses visible in Tokyo

Eclipse Visibility from TokyoVisibility Worldwide
YearDateTypeDegreeLooks likeMax degreePath of the eclipse
1970Feb 21LunarPartial
1971Feb 10LunarTotal
1971Aug 7LunarTotal
1972Jan 30LunarTotal
1973Jan 19LunarPenumbral
1973Jun 16LunarPenumbral
1973Jul 15LunarPenumbral
1974Nov 29 / Nov 30LunarTotal
1975Nov 19LunarPartial
1976May 14LunarPartial
1976Nov 7LunarPenumbral
1977Sep 27LunarPenumbral
1978Mar 24 / Mar 25LunarTotal
1978Sep 17LunarTotal
1978Oct 2SolarPartial
1979Mar 14LunarPartial
1979Sep 6LunarTotal
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