August 1971 lunar eclipse

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The moon passed through the center of the Earth's shadow

A total lunar eclipse took place on August 6, 1971. The moon passed through the center of the Earth's shadow.

Visibility[edit]

It was completely visible over Africa and Asia, rising over South America, and setting over Australia.

Lunar eclipse from moon-1971Aug06.png

Relation to other lunar eclipses[edit]

Lunar year series[edit]

Lunar eclipse series sets from 1969–1973
Ascending node   Descending node
Saros Date
Viewing
Type
Chart
Saros Date
Viewing
Type
Chart
108 1969 Aug 27
Lunar eclipse from moon-1969Aug27.png
Penumbral
Lunar eclipse chart close-1969Aug27.png
113 1970 Feb 21
Lunar eclipse from moon-1970Feb21.png
Partial
Lunar eclipse chart close-1970Feb21.png
118 1970 Aug 17
Lunar eclipse from moon-1970Aug17.png
Partial
Lunar eclipse chart close-1970Aug17.png
123 1971 Feb 10
Lunar eclipse from moon-1971Feb10.png
Total
Lunar eclipse chart close-1971Feb10.png
128 1971 Aug 6
Lunar eclipse from moon-1971Aug06.png
Total
Lunar eclipse chart close-1971Aug06.png
133 1972 Jan 30
Lunar eclipse from moon-1972Jan30.png
Total
Lunar eclipse chart close-1972Jan30.png
138 1972 Jul 26
Lunar eclipse from moon-1972Jul26.png
Partial
Lunar eclipse chart close-1972Jul26.png
143 1973 Jan 18
Lunar eclipse from moon-1973Jan18.png
Penumbral
Lunar eclipse chart close-1973Jan18.png
148 1973 Jul 15
Lunar eclipse from moon-1973Jul15.png
Penumbral
Lunar eclipse chart close-1973Jul15.png
Last set 1969 Sep 25 Last set 1969 Apr 2
Next set 1973 Jun 15 Next set 1973 Dec 10

Saros series[edit]

Lunar saros series 128, repeating every 18 years and 11 days, has a total of 71 lunar eclipse events including 11 total lunar eclipses.

Greatest First
Lunar eclipse chart close-1953Jul26.png
The greatest eclipse of the series occurred on 1953 Jul 26, lasting 108 minutes.[1]
Penumbral Partial Total Central
1304 Jun 18 1430 Sep 2 1845 May 21 1899 Jun 23
Last
Central Total Partial Penumbral
2007 Aug 28 2097 May 21 2440 May 17 2566 Aug 2
1901–2100
1917 Jul 4 1935 Jul 16 1953 Jul 26
Lunar eclipse chart close-1917Jul04.png Lunar eclipse from moon-1917Jul04.png Lunar eclipse chart close-1935Jul16.png Lunar eclipse from moon-1935Jul16.png Lunar eclipse chart close-1953Jul26.png Lunar eclipse from moon-1953Jul26.png
1971 Aug 6 1989 Aug 17 2007 Aug 28
Lunar eclipse chart close-1971Aug06.png Lunar eclipse from moon-1971Aug06.png Lunar eclipse chart close-1989Aug17.png Lunar eclipse from moon-1989Aug17.png Lunar eclipse chart close-2007aug28.png Lunar eclipse from moon-2007Aug28.png
2025 Sep 7 2043 Sep 19 2061 Sep 29
Lunar eclipse chart close-2025Sep07.png Lunar eclipse from moon-2025Sep07.png Lunar eclipse chart close-2043Sep19.png Lunar eclipse from moon-2043Sep19.png Lunar eclipse chart close-2061Sep29.png Lunar eclipse from moon-2061Sep29.png
2079 Oct 10 2097 Oct 21
Lunar eclipse chart close-2079Oct10.png Lunar eclipse from moon-2079Oct10.png Lunar eclipse chart close-2097Oct21.png Lunar eclipse from moon-2097Oct21.png

Inex series[edit]

The inex series repeats eclipses 20 days short of 29 years, repeating on average every 10571.95 days. This period is equal to 358 lunations (synodic months) and 388.5 draconic months. Saros series increment by one on successive Inex events and repeat at alternate ascending and descending lunar nodes.

This period is 383.6734 anomalistic months (the period of the Moon's elliptical orbital precession). Despite the average 0.05 time-of-day shift between subsequent events, the variation of the Moon in its elliptical orbit at each event causes the actual eclipse time to vary significantly.

All events in this series shown (from 1000 to 2500 and beyond) are central total lunar eclipses.

Inex series from 1000–2500 AD
Descending node Ascending node Descending node Ascending node
Saros Date Saros Date Saros Date Saros Date
95 1016 May 24 96 1045 May 3 97 1074 Apr 14 98 1103 Mar 25
99 1132 Mar 3 100 1161 Feb 12 101 1190 Jan 23 102 1219 Jan 2
103 1247 Dec 13 104 1276 Nov 23 105 1305 Nov 2 106 1334 Oct 13
107 1363 Sep 23 108 1392 Sep 2 109 1421 Aug 13 110 1450 Jul 24
111 1479 Jul 4 112 1508 Jun 13
Lunar eclipse chart close-1509Jun13.png
113 1537 May 24 114 1566 May 4
115 1595 Apr 24 116 1624 Apr 3 117 1653 Mar 14 118 1682 Feb 21
119 1711 Feb 3 120 1740 Jan 13 121 1768 Dec 23 122 1797 Dec 4
123 1826 Nov 14 124 1855 Oct 25 125 1884 Oct 4 126 1913 Sep 15
Lunar eclipse chart close-1913Sep15.png
127 1942 Aug 26
Lunar eclipse chart close-1942Aug26.png
128 1971 Aug 6
Lunar eclipse chart close-1971Aug06.png
129 2000 Jul 16
Lunar eclipse chart close-2000jul16.png
130 2029 Jun 26
Lunar eclipse chart close-29jun26.png
131 2058 Jun 6
Lunar eclipse chart close-2058Jun06.png
132 2087 May 17
Lunar eclipse chart close-2087May17.png
133 2116 Apr 27 134 2145 Apr 7
135 2174 Mar 18 136 2203 Feb 26 137 2232 Feb 7 138 2261 Jan 17
139 2289 Dec 27 140 2318 Dec 9 141 2347 Nov 19 142 2376 Oct 28
143 2405 Oct 8 144 2434 Sep 18 145 2463 Aug 29 146 2492 Aug 8
Lunar eclipse chart close-2492Aug08.png

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