October 2004 lunar eclipse

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Total Lunar Eclipse
October 27–28, 2004 [1]
Oct 28 2004 total lunar eclipse-espenak.png
Fred Espenak, 3:03 UT
Dunkirk, MD
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The moon's path through the Earth's shadow.
Series (and member) 136 (19)
Duration (hr:mn:sc)
Totality 01:21:14
Partial 03:39:20
Penumbral 05:57:08
Contacts
P1 00:05:35 UTC
U1 01:14:26 UTC
U2 02:23:28 UTC
Greatest 03:04:07 UTC
U3 03:44:43 UTC
U4 04:53:45 UTC
P4 06:02:44 UTC
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The moon's path across shadow in Aries.

A total lunar eclipse took place on October 28, 2004, the second of two total lunar eclipses in 2004, the first being on May 4, 2004.[1] It was the first lunar eclipse to take place during a World Series game,[2][3] which coincidentally featured the Boston Red Sox.

Visibility[edit]

This eclipse was completely visible from all of North and South America, and visible from most of Europe and Africa.

Lunar eclipse from moon-2004Oct28.png

Relation to other lunar eclipses[edit]

Lunar year series[edit]

It is the third 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


Saros series[edit]

This eclipse is a part of Saros cycle 136, and the first of the series that passes through the center of the Earth's shadow. The next occurrence will be on November 8, 2022.

Metonic series[edit]

This eclipse is the third of four Metonic cycle lunar eclipses on the same date, October 28–29, 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.

Ascending node Descending node
  1. 1966 May 4 - Penumbral (111)
  2. 1985 May 4 - Total (121)
  3. 2004 May 4 - Total (131)
  4. 2023 May 5 - Penumbral (141)
  1. 1966 Oct 29 - Penumbral (116)
  2. 1985 Oct 28 - Total (126)
  3. 2004 Oct 28 - Total (136)
  4. 2023 Oct 28 - Partial (146)
  5. 2042 Oct 28 - Penumbral (156)
Metonic lunar eclipse 1966-2023D.png Metonic lunar eclipse 1966-2023A.png

Photo gallery[edit]

See also[edit]

Notes[edit]

  1. ^ Hermit Eclipse: Saros cycle 136
  2. ^ Shaughnessy 2005, pp. 225–226
  3. ^ Shaughnessy, Dan (October 28, 2004). "YES!!!: Red Sox complete sweep, win first Series since 1918". The Boston Globe. p. A1. Retrieved June 20, 2011. 

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