September 1978 lunar eclipse

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Total Lunar Eclipse
September 16, 1978
(No photo)
Lunar eclipse chart close-1978Sep16.png
The moon passes west to east (right to left) across the Earth's umbral shadow, shown in hourly intervals.
Series 127 (40 of 72)
Duration (hr:mn:sc)
Totality
Partial
Penumbral
Contacts
P1 UTC
U1
U2
Greatest
U3
U4
P4

A total lunar eclipse took place on September 16, 1978.[1]

This is the 40th member of Lunar Saros 127. The previous event is the September 1960 lunar eclipse. The next event is the September 1996 lunar eclipse.

Visibility[edit]

Lunar eclipse from moon-1978Sep16.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 23 total eclipses between June 22, 1880 and August 9, 2120.

Tritos eclipse series (subset 1901–2100)
Ascending node   Descending node
Saros Date
Viewing
Type
chart
Saros Date
Viewing
Type
chart
120 1902 Apr 22
Lunar eclipse from moon-1902Apr22.png
Total
Lunar eclipse chart close-1902Apr22.png
121 1913 Mar 22
Lunar eclipse from moon-1913Mar22.png
Total
Lunar eclipse chart close-1913Mar22.png
122 1924 Feb 20
Lunar eclipse from moon-1924Feb20.png
Total
Lunar eclipse chart close-1924Feb20.png
123 1935 Jan 19
Lunar eclipse from moon-1935Jan19.png
Total
Lunar eclipse chart close-1935Jan19.png
124 1945 Dec 19
Lunar eclipse from moon-1945Dec19.png
Total
Lunar eclipse chart close-1945Dec19.png
125 1956 Nov 18
Lunar eclipse from moon-1956Nov18.png
Total
Lunar eclipse chart close-1956Nov18.png
126 1967 Oct 18
Lunar eclipse from moon-1967Oct18.png
Total
Lunar eclipse chart close-1967Oct18.png
127 1978 Sep 16
Lunar eclipse from moon-1978Sep16.png
Total
Lunar eclipse chart close-1978Sep16.png
128 1989 Aug 17
Lunar eclipse from moon-1989Aug17.png
Total
Lunar eclipse chart close-1989Aug17.png
129 2000 Jul 16
Lunar eclipse from moon-2000Jul16.png
Total
Lunar eclipse chart close-2000jul16.png
130 2011 Jun 15
Lunar eclipse from moon-2011Jun15.png
Total
Lunar eclipse chart close-2011jun15.png
131 2022 May 16
Lunar eclipse from moon-2022May16.png
Total
Lunar eclipse chart close-2022may16.png
132 2033 Apr 14
Lunar eclipse from moon-2033Apr14.png
Total
Lunar eclipse chart close-2033Apr14.png
133 2044 Mar 13
Lunar eclipse from moon-2044Mar13.png
Total
Lunar eclipse chart close-2044Mar13.png
134 2055 Feb 11
Lunar eclipse from moon-2055Feb11.png
Total
Lunar eclipse chart close-2055Feb11.png
135 2066 Jan 11
Lunar eclipse from moon-2066Jan11.png
Total
Lunar eclipse chart close-2066Jan11.png
136 2076 Dec 10
Lunar eclipse from moon-2076Dec10.png
Total
Lunar eclipse chart close-2076Dec10.png
137 2087 Nov 10
Lunar eclipse from moon-2087Nov10.png
Total
Lunar eclipse chart close-2087Nov10.png
138 2098 Oct 10
Lunar eclipse from moon-2098Oct10.png
Total
Lunar eclipse chart close-2098Oct10.png

Half-Saros cycle[edit]

A lunar eclipse will be preceded and followed by solar eclipses by 9 years and 5.5 days (a half saros).[2] This lunar eclipse is related to two annular solar eclipses of Solar Saros 134.

September 11, 1969 September 23, 1987
SE1969Sep11A.png SE1987Sep23A.png

Saros series[edit]

Lunar saros series 127, repeating every 18 years and 11 days, has a total of 72 lunar eclipse events including 54 umbral lunar eclipses (38 partial lunar eclipses and 16 total lunar eclipses). Solar Saros 134 interleaves with this lunar saros with an event occurring every 9 years 5 days alternating between each saros series.

Greatest First

The greatest eclipse of the series occurred on 1888 Jul 23, lasting 102 minutes.
Penumbral Partial Total Central
1275 Jul 09 1473 Nov 04 1798 May 29 1834 Jun 21
Last
Central Total Partial Penumbral
1960 Sep 05 2068 Nov 09 2429 Jun 17 2555 Sep 02
1901–2100
1906 Aug 04 1924 Aug 14 1942 Aug 26
Lunar eclipse chart close-1906Aug04.png Lunar eclipse from moon-1906Aug04.png Lunar eclipse chart close-1924Aug14.png Lunar eclipse from moon-1924Aug14.png Lunar eclipse chart close-1942Aug26.png Lunar eclipse from moon-1942Aug26.png
1960 Sep 05 1978 Sep 16 1996 Sep 27
Lunar eclipse chart close-1960Sep05.png Lunar eclipse from moon-1960Sep05.png Lunar eclipse chart close-1978Sep16.png Lunar eclipse from moon-1978Sep16.png Lunar eclipse chart close-1996Sep27.png Lunar eclipse from moon-1996Sep27.png
2014 Oct 08 2032 Oct 18 2050 Oct 30
Lunar eclipse chart close-2014Oct08.png Lunar eclipse from moon-2014Oct08.png Lunar eclipse chart close-2032Oct18.png Lunar eclipse from moon-2032Oct18.png Lunar eclipse chart close-2050Oct30.png Lunar eclipse from moon-2050Oct30.png
2068 Nov 09
Lunar eclipse chart close-2068Nov09.png Lunar eclipse from moon-2068Nov09.png


See also[edit]

Notes[edit]

  1. ^ Hermit Eclipse: Saros cycle 127
  2. ^ Mathematical Astronomy Morsels, Jean Meeus, p.110, Chapter 18, The half-saros

External links[edit]