February 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 February 10, 1971. The moon passed through the center of the Earth's shadow.

Visibility[edit]

It was completely visible from North America, rising from Eastern Asia, Australia, and setting over South America, Europe and Africa.

Related 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 123, repeating every 18 years and 11 days, has 25 total lunar eclipses. The first total lunar eclipse of this series was on July 16, 1628, and last will be on April 4, 2061. The two longest occurrence of this series were on September 20, 1736 and October 1, 1754 when totality lasted 106 minutes.[1]

It last occurred on January 29, 1953 and will next occur on February 20, 1989.

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