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Flag for Romania September 16, 1978 — Total Lunar Eclipse — Bucharest, Romania

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Saturday, September 16, 1978 at 9:04 PM

Global Type: Total Lunar Eclipse

Bucharest: Total Lunar Eclipse

Began: Sat, Sep 16, 1978 at 6:22 PM

Maximum: Sat, Sep 16, 1978 at 9:04 PM

Ended: Sat, Sep 16, 1978 at 11:46 PM

Duration: 5 hours, 24 minutes


September 16, 1978 — Total Lunar Eclipse — Bucharest

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This total lunar eclipse was fully visible in Bucharest. 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
7:20 PM Sep 169:04 PM Sep 1610:47 PM Sep 16
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Local times for eclipse in Bucharest on Saturday, September 16, 1978

EventTime in BucharestDirectionAltitudeLooks likeComments
Penumbral Eclipse beginsSep 16 at 6:22:18 PM95°East0.7°
The Earth's penumbra start touching the Moon's face.
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 beginsSep 16 at 7:20:36 PM105°East-southeast10.4°
Partial moon eclipse starts - moon is getting red.
Total Eclipse beginsSep 16 at 8:24:52 PM117°East-southeast20.8°
Total moon eclipse starts - completely red moon.
Maximum EclipseSep 16 at 9:04:14 PM125°Southeast26.8°
Moon is closest to the center of the shadow.
Total Eclipse endsSep 16 at 9:43:30 PM134°Southeast32.1°
Total moon eclipse ends.
Partial Eclipse endsSep 16 at 10:47:46 PM152°South-southeast39.0°
Partial moon eclipse ends.
Penumbral Eclipse endsSep 16 at 11:46:11 PM170°South42.6°
The Earth's penumbra ends.
Times are local for Bucharest (EET – Eastern European Time).

Some of the eclipse is very close to the horizon.

Eclipses visible in Bucharest

Eclipse Visibility from BucharestVisibility Worldwide
YearDateTypeDegreeLooks likeMax degreePath of the eclipse
1970Aug 17LunarPartial
1971Feb 10LunarPenumbral
1971Feb 25SolarPartial
1971Aug 6 / Aug 7LunarTotal
1973Jan 18 / Jan 19LunarPenumbral
1973Jun 15 / Jun 16LunarPenumbral
1973Jun 30SolarPartial
1973Dec 10LunarPartial
1974Jun 4 / Jun 5LunarPartial
1974Nov 29LunarTotal
1975May 11SolarPartial
1975Nov 18 / Nov 19LunarTotal
1976Apr 29SolarPartial
1976May 13 / May 14LunarPartial
1976Nov 6 / Nov 7LunarPenumbral
1977Apr 4LunarPartial
1978Mar 24LunarTotal
1978Sep 16LunarTotal
1979Mar 13 / Mar 14LunarPartial
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