October 1986 lunar eclipse

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Lunar eclipse chart close-1986Oct17.png

A total lunar eclipse took place on October 17, 1986.[1]

Visibility[edit]

Lunar eclipse from moon-1986Oct17.png

Related eclipses[edit]

Lunar year series[edit]

Lunar eclipse series sets from 1984-1987
Descending node   Ascending node
Saros Date
Viewing
Type
Chart
Saros Date
Viewing
Type
Chart
111 1984 May 15
Lunar eclipse from moon-1984May15.png
Penumbral
Lunar eclipse chart close-1984May15.png
116 1984 Nov 08
Lunar eclipse from moon-1984Nov08.png
Penumbral
Lunar eclipse chart close-1984Nov08.png
121 1985 May 04
Lunar eclipse from moon-1985May04.png
Total
Lunar eclipse chart close-1985May04.png
126 1985 Oct 28
Lunar eclipse from moon-1985Oct28.png
Total
Lunar eclipse chart close-1985Oct28.png
131 1986 Apr 24
Lunar eclipse from moon-1986Apr24.png
Total
Lunar eclipse chart close-1986Apr24.png
136 1986 Oct 17
Lunar eclipse from moon-1986Oct17.png
Total
Lunar eclipse chart close-1986Oct17.png
141 1987 Apr 14
Lunar eclipse from moon-1987Apr14.png
Penumbral
Lunar eclipse chart close-1987Apr14.png
146 1987 Oct 07
Lunar eclipse from moon-1987Oct07.png
Penumbral
Lunar eclipse chart close-1987Oct07.png
Last set 1984 Jun 13 Last set 1983 Dec 20
Next set 1988 Mar 03 Next set 1988 Aug 27

Metonic series[edit]

This eclipse is the third of four Metonic cycle lunar eclipses on the same date, October 17–18, 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 in nearly the same location relative to the background stars.

Metonic lunar eclipse sets 1948–2005
Descending node   Ascending node
Saros Date Type Saros Date Type
111 1948 Apr 23 Partial 116 1948 Oct 18 Penumbral
Lunar eclipse chart close-1948Apr23.png Lunar eclipse chart close-1948Oct18.png
121 1967 Apr 24 Total 126 1967 Oct 18 Total
Lunar eclipse chart close-1967Apr24.png Lunar eclipse chart close-1967Oct18.png
131 1986 Apr 24 Total 136 1986 Oct 17 Total
Lunar eclipse chart close-1986Apr24.png Lunar eclipse chart close-1986Oct17.png
141 2005 Apr 24 Penumbral 146 2005 Oct 17 Partial
Lunar eclipse chart close-05apr24.png Lunar eclipse chart close-2005Oct17.png

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