March 1978 lunar eclipse

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Total Lunar Eclipse
March 24, 1978
(No photo)
Lunar eclipse chart close-1978Mar24.png
The moon passes west to east (right to left) across the Earth's umbral shadow, shown in hourly intervals.
Series 122 (54 of 75)
Duration (hr:mn:sc)
Totality
Partial
Penumbral
Contacts
P1 UTC
U1
U2
Greatest
U3
U4
P4

A total lunar eclipse took place on March 24, 1978. The moon passed through the center of the Earth's shadow.[1]

This is the 54th member of Lunar Saros 122. The previous event is the March 1960 lunar eclipse. The next event is the April 1996 lunar eclipse.

Visibility[edit]

It was seen complete over Asia and Australia, and rising over Africa and Europe.

Lunar eclipse from moon-1978Mar24.png

Related lunar eclipses[edit]

Lunar year series[edit]

Lunar eclipse series sets from 1977-1980
Ascending node   Descending node
Saros Date
Viewing
Type
Chart
Saros Date
Viewing
Type
Chart
112 1977 Apr 04
Lunar eclipse from moon-1977Apr04.png
Partial
Lunar eclipse chart close-1977Apr04.png
117 1977 Sep 27
Lunar eclipse from moon-1977Sep27.png
Penumbral
Lunar eclipse chart close-1977Sep27.png
122 1978 Mar 24
Lunar eclipse from moon-1978Mar24.png
Total
Lunar eclipse chart close-1978Mar24.png
127 1978 Sep 16
Lunar eclipse from moon-1978Sep16.png
Total
Lunar eclipse chart close-1978Sep16.png
132 1979 Mar 13
Lunar eclipse from moon-1979Mar13.png
Partial
Lunar eclipse chart close-1979Mar13.png
137 1979 Sep 06
Lunar eclipse from moon-1979Sep06.png
Total
Lunar eclipse chart close-1979Sep06.png
142 1980 Mar 01
Lunar eclipse from moon-1980Mar01.png
Penumbral
Lunar eclipse chart close-1980Mar01.png
147 1980 Aug 26
Lunar eclipse from moon-1980Aug26.png
Penumbral
Lunar eclipse chart close-1980Aug26.png
Last set 1976 May 13 Last set 1976 Nov 06
Next set 1981 Jan 20 Next set 1980 Jul 27

Tritos series[edit]

The tritos series repeats 31 days short of 11 years at alternating nodes. Sequential events have incremental Saros cycle indices.

This series produces 20 total eclipses between April 24, 1967 and August 1, 2167, only being partial on November 19, 2021.

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