November 2003 lunar eclipse

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Total Lunar Eclipse
November 8-9, 2003
Garrulus - Eclipse (by).jpg
Totality from Oudenaarde, Belgium, 1:08 UTC
Lunar eclipse chart close-03nov09.png
The moon's path through the Earth's shadow
Series 126 (member 45 of 72)
Duration (hr:mn:sc)
Totality 24:32
Partial 3:32:04
Penumbral 6:06:48
Contacts
P1 22:15:10 UTC
U1 23:32:30 UTC
U2 1:06:17 UTC
Greatest 1:18:33
U3 1:30:48 UTC
U4 3:04:34 UTC
P4 4:21:58 UTC
Lunar eclipse chart-03nov09.png
The moon's path across shadow in Aries.

A total lunar eclipse took place on November 9, 2003, the second of two total lunar eclipses in 2003, the first being on May 16, 2003.

Visibility[edit]

Lunar eclipse from moon-2003Nov09.png

Photo gallery[edit]

Lunar eclipse November 2003-TLR35.jpg
1:00 UT (Just before totality)
Lunar eclipse November 2003-TLR63.jpg
1:16 UT (Near greatest eclipse)
Lunar eclipse November 2003-TLR84.jpg
1:35 UT (Just after of totality)
From Minneapolis, Minnesota

Relation to other lunar eclipses[edit]

Lunar year series[edit]

It is the second of four lunar year cycles, repeating every 354 days.

Lunar eclipse series sets from 2002–2005
Descending node   Ascending node
Saros
Photo
Date
View
Type
Chart
Saros
Photo
Date
View
Type
Chart
111 2002 May 26
Lunar eclipse from moon-2002May26.png
penumbral
Lunar eclipse chart close-2002May26.png
116 2002 Nov 20
Lunar eclipse from moon-2002Nov20.png
penumbral
Lunar eclipse chart close-2002Nov20.png
121
Lunar eclipse May 2003-TLR75.jpg
2003 May 16
Lunar eclipse from moon-2003May16.png
total
Lunar eclipse chart close-03may16.png
126
Lunar eclipse November 2003-TLR63.jpg
2003 Nov 09
Lunar eclipse from moon-2003Nov09.png
total
Lunar eclipse chart close-03nov09.png
131
Total lunar eclipse May 4 2004-Jpeter smith.jpg
2004 May 04
Lunar eclipse from moon-2004May04.png
total
Lunar eclipse chart close-04may04.png
136
Oct 28 2004 total lunar eclipse-espenak.png
2004 Oct 28
Lunar eclipse from moon-2004Oct28.png
total
Lunar eclipse chart close-04oct28.png
141
Penumbral eclipse Minneapolis 24 April 2005.png
2005 Apr 24
Lunar eclipse from moon-2005Apr24.png
penumbral
Lunar eclipse chart close-05apr24.png
146 2005 Oct 17
Lunar eclipse from moon-2005Oct17.png
partial
Lunar eclipse chart close-2005Oct17.png
Last set 2002 Jun 24 Last set 2001 Dec 30
Next set 2006 Mar 14 Next set 2006 Sep 7


Metonic series[edit]

This eclipse is the second of four Metonic cycle lunar eclipses on the same date, November 8-9, each separated by 19 years:

The Metonic cycle repeats nearly exactly every 19 years and represents a Saros cycle plus one lunar year. Because it occurs on the same calendar date, the earth's shadow will be in nearly the same location relative to the background stars.

  1. 1984 May 15 - penumbral (111)
  2. 2003 May 16 - total (121)
  3. 2022 May 16 - total (131)
  4. 2041 May 16 - penumbral (141)
  1. 1984 Nov 8 - penumbral (116)
  2. 2003 Nov 9 - total (126)
  3. 2022 Nov 8 - total (136)
  4. 2041 Nov 8 - partial (146)
  5. 2060 Nov 8 - penumbral (156)
Metonic lunar eclipses 1984-2041D.png Metonic lunar eclipses 1984-2041.png

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