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Eclipse visible in London – 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 London.

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 London 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 LondonDirectionAltitudeLooks likeComments
Penumbral Eclipse beginsSep 16 at 5:23 PM75°East-northeast16.1° belowNot directly visibleBelow horizon
Partial Eclipse beginsSep 16 at 6:23 PM86°East7.2° belowNot directly visibleBelow horizon
MoonriseSep 16 at 7:07 PM94°East0.0° belowNot directly visibleBelow horizon
Total Eclipse beginsSep 16 at 7:26 PM98°East2.6° Eclipse as seen from earthTotal 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 PM105°East-southeast8.2° 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-southeast.
Total Eclipse endsSep 16 at 8:42 PM113°East-southeast13.6° Eclipse as seen from earthTotal moon eclipse ends.
Partial Eclipse endsSep 16 at 9:45 PM126°Southeast22.0° Eclipse as seen from earthPartial moon eclipse ends.
Penumbral Eclipse endsSep 16 at 10:45 PM140°Southeast28.7° 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 London.

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

Times are local for London (BST - British Summer Time).

Other eclipses visible in London

Dates (Click link for path info)EclipseType at maxVisibility in LondonLooks like in LondonPath of the eclipse
Jan 18, 1973LunarPenumbralPenumbralEclipse as seen from earth
Jun 15, 1973LunarPenumbralPenumbralEclipse 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
Nov 29, 1974LunarTotalPartialEclipse as seen from earth
May 11, 1975SolarPartialPartialEclipse as seen from earth
May 25, 1975LunarTotalPenumbralEclipse 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
Mar 24, 1978LunarTotalPenumbralEclipse as seen from earth
Sep 16, 1978LunarTotalTotalEclipse as seen from earth
Feb 26, 1979SolarTotalPartialEclipse as seen from earth
Mar 13 / Mar 14, 1979LunarPartialPartialEclipse 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 20, 1982SolarPartialPartialEclipse as seen from earth
Dec 15, 1982SolarPartialPartialEclipse as seen from earth
Dec 4, 1983SolarAnnularPartialEclipse as seen from earth
Dec 19 / Dec 20, 1983LunarPenumbralPenumbralEclipse as seen from earth

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