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Flag for United Kingdom September 16, 1978 — Total Lunar Eclipse — London, England, United Kingdom

Max view in London
Saturday, September 16, 1978 at 8:04 PM

Global Type: Total Lunar Eclipse

London: Total Lunar Eclipse

Began: Sat, Sep 16, 1978 at 5:22 PM

Maximum: Sat, Sep 16, 1978 at 8:04 PM

Ended: Sat, Sep 16, 1978 at 10:46 PM

Duration: 5 hours, 24 minutes


September 16, 1978 — Total Lunar Eclipse — London

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This total lunar eclipse was fully visible in London. 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
7:08 PM Sep 168:04 PM Sep 169:47 PM Sep 16
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Local times for eclipse in London on Saturday, September 16, 1978

EventTime in LondonDirectionAltitudeLooks likeComments
Penumbral Eclipse beginsSep 16 at 5:22:18 PM74°East-northeast16.5° belowNot directly visibleBelow horizon
Partial Eclipse beginsSep 16 at 6:20:36 PM86°East7.8° belowNot directly visibleBelow horizon
MoonriseSep 16 at 7:08:07 PM94°East0.0° belowNot directly visibleBelow horizon
Total Eclipse beginsSep 16 at 7:24:52 PM98°East2.3°
Total moon eclipse starts - completely red moon.
Moon close to horizon, so make sure you have free sight to East.
Maximum EclipseSep 16 at 8:04:14 PM105°East-southeast8.0°
Moon is closest to the center of the shadow.
Moon close to horizon, so make sure you have free sight to East-southeast.
Total Eclipse endsSep 16 at 8:43:30 PM113°East-southeast13.6°
Total moon eclipse ends.
Partial Eclipse endsSep 16 at 9:47:46 PM127°Southeast22.2°
Partial moon eclipse ends.
Penumbral Eclipse endsSep 16 at 10:46:11 PM140°Southeast28.7°
The Earth's penumbra ends.
Times are local for London (BST – British Summer Time).

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

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

Eclipses visible in London

Eclipse Visibility from LondonVisibility Worldwide
YearDateTypeDegreeLooks likeMax degreePath of the eclipse
1970Feb 21LunarPenumbral
1970Aug 17LunarPartial
1971Feb 10LunarTotal
1971Feb 25SolarPartial
1971Aug 6LunarTotal
1972Jul 10SolarPartial
1973Jan 18LunarPenumbral
1973Jun 15LunarPenumbral
1973Dec 9 / Dec 10LunarPartial
1973Dec 24SolarPartial
1974Jun 4 / Jun 5LunarPartial
1974Nov 29LunarPartial
1975May 11SolarPartial
1975May 25LunarPenumbral
1975Nov 18 / Nov 19LunarTotal
1976Apr 29SolarPartial
1976May 13LunarPartial
1976Nov 6 / Nov 7LunarPenumbral
1977Apr 4LunarPartial
1978Mar 24LunarPenumbral
1978Sep 16LunarTotal
1979Feb 26SolarPartial
1979Mar 13 / Mar 14LunarPartial
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