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Flag for Sierra Leone September 16, 1978 — Total Lunar Eclipse — Freetown, Sierra Leone

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Saturday, September 16, 1978 at 7:04 PM

Global Type: Total Lunar Eclipse

Freetown: Total Lunar Eclipse

Began: Sat, Sep 16, 1978 at 4:22 PM

Maximum: Sat, Sep 16, 1978 at 7:04 PM

Ended: Sat, Sep 16, 1978 at 9:46 PM

Duration: 5 hours, 24 minutes


September 16, 1978 — Total Lunar Eclipse — Freetown

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This total lunar eclipse was fully visible in Freetown. 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

MoonriseMaxEnd of partial
6:50 PM Sep 167:04 PM Sep 168:47 PM Sep 16
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Local times for eclipse in Freetown on Saturday, September 16, 1978

EventTime in FreetownDirectionAltitudeLooks likeComments
Penumbral Eclipse beginsSep 16 at 4:22:18 PM87°East35.7° belowNot directly visibleBelow horizon
Partial Eclipse beginsSep 16 at 5:20:36 PM90°East21.9° belowNot directly visibleBelow horizon
Total Eclipse beginsSep 16 at 6:24:52 PM92°East6.6° belowNot directly visibleBelow horizon
MoonriseSep 16 at 6:50:04 PM92°East0.0° belowNot directly visibleBelow horizon
Maximum EclipseSep 16 at 7:04:14 PM93°East3.1°
Moon 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 7:43:30 PM94°East12.3°
Total moon eclipse ends.
Partial Eclipse endsSep 16 at 8:47:46 PM97°East27.6°
Partial moon eclipse ends.
Penumbral Eclipse endsSep 16 at 9:46:11 PM100°East41.6°
The Earth's penumbra ends.
Times are local for Freetown (GMT – Greenwich Mean Time).

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.

Eclipses visible in Freetown

Eclipse Visibility from FreetownVisibility Worldwide
YearDateTypeDegreeLooks likeMax degreePath of the eclipse
1970Feb 21LunarPenumbral
1970Aug 17LunarPartial
1971Feb 10LunarTotal
1971Feb 25SolarPartial
1971Aug 6LunarTotal
1972Jul 26LunarPartial
1973Jan 4SolarPartial
1973Jan 18LunarPenumbral
1973Jun 15LunarPenumbral
1973Jun 30SolarPartial
1973Dec 9 / Dec 10LunarPartial
1973Dec 24SolarPartial
1974Jun 4 / Jun 5LunarPartial
1975May 25LunarTotal
1975Nov 18 / Nov 19LunarTotal
1976Apr 29SolarPartial
1976May 13LunarPartial
1976Nov 6 / Nov 7LunarPenumbral
1977Apr 4LunarPartial
1977Sep 27LunarPenumbral
1978Sep 16LunarTotal
1979Mar 13 / Mar 14LunarPartial
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