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Flag for United Kingdom September 16, 1997 — Total Lunar Eclipse — London, England, United Kingdom

Max view in London
Tuesday, September 16, 1997 at 7:46 PM

Global Type: Total Lunar Eclipse


London: Total Lunar Eclipse


Began: Tue, Sep 16, 1997 at 5:12 PM

Maximum: Tue, Sep 16, 1997 at 7:46 PM

Ended: Tue, Sep 16, 1997 at 10:20 PM


Duration: 5 hours, 8 minutes

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September 16, 1997 — Total Lunar Eclipse — London

Animation: How the Total Lunar Eclipse Looked

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
7:10 PM Sep 167:46 PM Sep 169:24 PM Sep 16
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Local times for eclipse in London on Tuesday, September 16, 1997

EventTime in LondonDirectionAltitudeLooks likeComments
Penumbral Eclipse beginsSep 16 at 5:12 PM73°East-northeast18.3° belowNot directly visibleBelow horizon
Partial Eclipse beginsSep 16 at 6:08 PM84°East10.0° belowNot directly visibleBelow horizon
MoonriseSep 16 at 7:10 PM95°East0.0° belowNot directly visibleBelow horizon
Total Eclipse beginsSep 16 at 7:15 PM96°East0.7°
Total moon eclipse starts - completely red moon.
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.
Maximum EclipseSep 16 at 7:46 PM102°East-southeast5.0°
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 8:17 PM108°East-southeast9.5°
Total moon eclipse ends.
Moon close to horizon, so make sure you have free sight to East-southeast.
Partial Eclipse endsSep 16 at 9:24 PM122°East-southeast18.8°
Partial moon eclipse ends.
Penumbral Eclipse endsSep 16 at 10:20 PM134°Southeast25.6°
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
1990Feb 9LunarTotal
Total
1991Jan 30LunarPenumbral
Penumbral
1991Jun 27LunarPenumbral
Penumbral
1992Jun 15LunarPartial
Partial
1992Dec 9 / Dec 10LunarTotal
Total
1993Nov 29LunarTotal
Total
1994May 10SolarPartial
Annular
1994May 25LunarPartial
Partial
1994Nov 18LunarPenumbral
Penumbral
1995Oct 8LunarPenumbral
Penumbral
1996Apr 3 / Apr 4LunarTotal
Total
1996Sep 27LunarTotal
Total
1996Oct 12SolarPartial
Partial
1997Mar 24LunarPartial
Partial
1997Sep 16LunarTotal
Total
1998Mar 13LunarPenumbral
Penumbral
1998Aug 8LunarPenumbral
Penumbral
1999Jan 31LunarPenumbral
Penumbral
1999Aug 11SolarPartial
Total
Note: Click on the date link for details in London, or the path map image for global details. Currently shown eclipse is highlighted.

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