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Eclipse visible in Freetown – September 16, 1978 — Total Lunar Eclipse

The animation shows approximately what the eclipse looks like from the night side of earth.

This total lunar eclipse is fully visible in Freetown.

The total lunar eclipse is sometimes called a blood moon, as the moon turns red.

More about the September 16, 1978 — Total Lunar Eclipse

Local times for eclipse in Freetown on Saturday, September 16, 1978

Click on the Sun/Moon symbol in the “Looks like” column to see what the eclipse looks like during the different phases of the event.

EventTime in FreetownDirectionAltitudeLooks likeComments
Penumbral Eclipse beginsSep 16 at 4:23 PM88°East35.1° belowNot directly visibleBelow horizon
Partial Eclipse beginsSep 16 at 5:23 PM90°East20.9° belowNot directly visibleBelow horizon
Total Eclipse beginsSep 16 at 6:26 PM92°East6.0° belowNot directly visibleBelow horizon
MoonriseSep 16 at 6:49 PM92°East0.0° belowNot directly visibleBelow horizon
Maximum EclipseSep 16 at 7:04 PM93°East3.3° Eclipse as seen from earthMoon is closest to the center of the shadow.
Moon close to horizon, so make sure you have free sight to East.
Total Eclipse endsSep 16 at 7:42 PM94°East12.3° Eclipse as seen from earthTotal moon eclipse ends.
Partial Eclipse endsSep 16 at 8:45 PM97°East27.3° Eclipse as seen from earthPartial moon eclipse ends.
Penumbral Eclipse endsSep 16 at 9:45 PM100°East41.6° Eclipse as seen from earthThe Earth's penumbra ends.

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

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

Times are local for Freetown (GMT - Greenwich Mean Time).

Other eclipses visible in Freetown

Dates (Click link for path info)EclipseType at maxVisibility in FreetownLooks like in FreetownPath of the eclipse
Jan 4, 1973SolarAnnularPartialEclipse as seen from earth
Jan 18, 1973LunarPenumbralPenumbralEclipse as seen from earth
Jun 15, 1973LunarPenumbralPenumbralEclipse as seen from earth
Jun 30, 1973SolarTotalPartialEclipse as seen from earth
Dec 9 / Dec 10, 1973LunarPartialPartialEclipse as seen from earth
Dec 24, 1973SolarAnnularPartialEclipse as seen from earth
Jun 4 / Jun 5, 1974LunarPartialPartialEclipse as seen from earth
May 25, 1975LunarTotalTotalEclipse as seen from earth
Nov 18 / Nov 19, 1975LunarTotalTotalEclipse as seen from earth
Apr 29, 1976SolarAnnularPartialEclipse as seen from earth
May 13, 1976LunarPartialPartialEclipse as seen from earth
Nov 6 / Nov 7, 1976LunarPenumbralPenumbralEclipse as seen from earth
Apr 4, 1977LunarPartialPartialEclipse as seen from earth
Sep 27, 1977LunarPenumbralPenumbralEclipse as seen from earth
Mar 24, 1978LunarTotalPenumbralEclipse as seen from earth
Sep 16, 1978LunarTotalTotalEclipse as seen from earth
Mar 13 / Mar 14, 1979LunarPartialPartialEclipse as seen from earth
Feb 16, 1980SolarTotalPartialEclipse as seen from earth
Mar 1, 1980LunarPenumbralPenumbralEclipse as seen from earth
Jul 27, 1980LunarPenumbralPenumbralEclipse as seen from earth
Aug 26, 1980LunarPenumbralPenumbralEclipse as seen from earth
Jan 20, 1981LunarPenumbralPenumbralEclipse as seen from earth
Jul 17, 1981LunarPartialPartialEclipse as seen from earth
Jan 9, 1982LunarTotalTotalEclipse as seen from earth
Jul 6, 1982LunarTotalPartialEclipse as seen from earth
Jun 25, 1983LunarPartialPenumbralEclipse as seen from earth
Dec 4, 1983SolarAnnularPartialEclipse as seen from earth
Dec 19 / Dec 20, 1983LunarPenumbralPenumbralEclipse as seen from earth

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