September 2015 lunar eclipse
|Total lunar eclipse
September 28, 2015
The moon passes right to left through the Earth's shadow
A total lunar eclipse will take place on September 28, 2015. It is the latter of two total lunar eclipses in 2015, and the final in a tetrad (four total lunar eclipses in series). Other eclipses in the tetrad are those of April 15, 2014, October 8, 2014, and April 4, 2015. This Lunar eclipse will be particularly rare, because it is a harvest moon lunar eclipse, taking place also on the day of the closest supermoon of 2015.
The eclipse will be visible over Europe, the Middle East, Africa, and the Americas.
The eclipse is the one of four lunar eclipses in a short-lived series at the descending node of the moon's orbit.
The lunar year series repeats after 12 lunations, or 354 days (shifting back about 10 days in sequential years). Because of the date shift, the Earth's shadow will be about 11 degrees west in sequential events.
|Ascending node||Descending node|
||2013 Apr 25
||117||2013 Oct 18
||2014 Apr 15
||127||2014 Oct 08
|132||2015 Apr 04
||137||2015 Sep 28
|142||2016 Mar 23
||147||2016 Sep 16
|Last set||2013 May 25||Last set||2012 Nov 28|
|Next set||2017 Feb 11||Next set||2016 Aug 08|
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