Apr 7, 1978 Partial Solar Eclipse
What the eclipse would look like near the maximum point
The animation shows approximately what the eclipse looks like near the maximum point of the eclipse (weather permitting).
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Where to see the eclipse
Continents seeing at least a partial eclipse:
- South in Africa
- South in South America
- Indian Ocean
Partial eclipse visible in:
- Punta Arenas, Chile
- Ushuaia, Tierra del Fuego, Argentina
- Stanley, Falkland Islands
- King Edward Point, South Georgia/Sandwich Is.
- Marion Island (Prince Edward Islands), South Africa
- Manzini, Swaziland
- Maseru, Lesotho
- Mafeteng, Lesotho
- Grahamstown, South Africa
- Port Elizabeth, South Africa
- Cape Town, South Africa
- Stellenbosch, South Africa
When the eclipse happens worldwideThe eclipse starts at one location and ends at another. The times below are actual times (in UTC) when the eclipse occurs.
|Event||UTC Time||Time in Washington DC*|
|First location to see partial eclipse begin||Apr 7 at 1:02 PM||Apr 7 at 8:02 AM|
|Maximum Eclipse||Apr 7 at 3:03 PM||Apr 7 at 10:03 AM|
|Last location to see partial Eclipse end||Apr 7 at 5:05 PM||Apr 7 at 12:05 PM|
* Local times shown do not refer to when the eclipse can be observed from Washington DC. Instead, they indicate the times when the eclipse begins, is at its max, and ends, somewhere else on earth. The corresponding local times are useful if you want to view the eclipse via a live webcam.
Eclipses viewable in Washington DC.
Eclipses during year 1978
- Mar 24, 1978 Total Lunar Eclipse
- Apr 7, 1978 Partial Solar Eclipse (Currently shown)
- Sep 16, 1978 Total Lunar Eclipse
- Oct 2, 1978 Partial Solar Eclipse
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