Mar 24, 1978 Total Lunar Eclipse
What this lunar eclipse looks like
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Where to see the eclipse
Continents seeing at least some parts of the eclipse:
- Much of Europe
- Much of Asia
- North/West North America
- Indian Ocean
Total eclipse visible in:
Locations being able to see at least parts of the Total part.
- Honolulu, Hawaii, U.S.A.
- Bangkok, Thailand
- Mumbai, Maharashtra, India
- Tokyo, Japan
- Brisbane, Queensland, Australia
- Cairo, Egypt
- Kolkata, West Bengal, India
- Melbourne, Victoria, Australia
- Dhaka, Bangladesh
- Sydney, New South Wales, Australia
- Hanoi, Vietnam
- Baghdad, Iraq
- Hong Kong, Hong Kong
- Beijing, Beijing Municipality, China
- New Delhi, Delhi, India
- Moscow, Russia
- Johannesburg, South Africa
- Khartoum, Sudan
- Jakarta, Jakarta Special Capital Region, Indonesia
- Ankara, Turkey
Partial eclipse visible in:
When the eclipse happens worldwideLunar eclipses look approximately the same all over the world and happen at the same time.
The times displayed might be a minute or two off actual times.
|Event||UTC Time||Time in Seattle*||Visible in Seattle|
|Penumbral Eclipse begins||Mar 24 at 1:31 PM||Mar 24 at 5:31 AM||Yes|
|Partial Eclipse begins||Mar 24 at 2:34 PM||Mar 24 at 6:34 AM||No, below horizon|
|Full Eclipse begins||Mar 24 at 3:38 PM||Mar 24 at 7:38 AM||No, below horizon|
|Maximum Eclipse||Mar 24 at 4:23 PM||Mar 24 at 8:23 AM||No, below horizon|
|Full Eclipse ends||Mar 24 at 5:07 PM||Mar 24 at 9:07 AM||No, below horizon|
|Partial Eclipse ends||Mar 24 at 6:11 PM||Mar 24 at 10:11 AM||No, below horizon|
|Penumbral Eclipse ends||Mar 24 at 7:14 PM||Mar 24 at 11:14 AM||No, below horizon|
* The Moon is below the horizon in Seattle some of the time, so that part of the eclipse is not visible.