April 1967 lunar eclipse

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Total Lunar Eclipse
April 24, 1967
(No photo)
Lunar eclipse chart close-1967Apr24.png
The moon passes west to east (right to left) across the Earth's umbral shadow, shown in hourly intervals.
Series 121 (53 of 82)
Duration (hr:mn:sc)
Totality 77 minutes, 56 seconds
Partial 202 minutes, 48 seconds
Penumbral 313 minutes, 24 seconds
P1 09:29:45 UTC
U1 10:25:02
U2 11:27:28
Greatest 12:06:26
U3 12:45:24
U4 13:47:50
P4 14:43:09

A total lunar eclipse took place on April 24, 1967, the first of two total lunar eclipses in 1967, the second being on October 18, 1967.[1]

This lunar eclipse is first of a tetrad, four total lunar eclipses in series. The following tetrad is in 1985 and 1986, starting with a May 1985 lunar eclipse.

The Surveyor 3 probe landed on the moon during this eclipse.[2]


It was visible from Asia, Australia, Pacific Ocean, North America, South America and Antarctica.

Lunar eclipse from moon-1967Apr24.png

Related lunar eclipses[edit]

Lunar year series[edit]

Lunar eclipse series sets from 1966–1969
Descending node   Ascending node
Saros Date
Saros Date
111 1966 May 4
Lunar eclipse from moon-1966May04.png
Lunar eclipse chart close-1966May04.png
116 1966 Oct 29
Lunar eclipse from moon-1966Oct29.png
Lunar eclipse chart close-1966Oct29.png
121 1967 Apr 24
Lunar eclipse from moon-1967Apr24.png
Lunar eclipse chart close-1967Apr24.png
126 1967 Oct 18
Lunar eclipse from moon-1967Oct18.png
Lunar eclipse chart close-1967Oct18.png
131 1968 Apr 13
Lunar eclipse from moon-1968Apr13.png
Lunar eclipse chart close-1968Apr13.png
136 1968 Oct 6
Lunar eclipse from moon-1968Oct06.png
Lunar eclipse chart close-1968Oct06.png
141 1969 Apr 2
Lunar eclipse from moon-1969Apr02.png
Lunar eclipse chart close-1969Apr02.png
146 1969 Sep 25
Lunar eclipse from moon-1969Sep25.png
Lunar eclipse chart close-1969Sep25.png
Last set 1965 Jun 14 Last set 1965 Dec 8
Next set 1970 Feb 21 Next set 1969 Aug 27

Tritos series[edit]

The tritos series repeats 31 days short of 11 years at alternating nodes. Sequential events have incremental Saros cycle indices.

This series produces 20 total eclipses between April 24, 1967 and August 11, 2185, only being partial on November 19, 2021.

Metonic series[edit]

This eclipse is the third of four Metonic cycle lunar eclipses on the same date, April 23–24, 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

Half-Saros cycle[edit]

A lunar eclipse will be preceded and followed by solar eclipses by 9 years and 5.5 days (a half saros).[3] This lunar eclipse is related to two annular solar eclipses of Solar Saros 128.

April 19, 1958 April 29, 1976
SE1958Apr19A.png SE1976Apr29A.png

See also[edit]


  1. ^ Hermit Eclipse: Saros cycle 121
  2. ^ A Solar Eclipse from the Moon APOD 2014 April 7
  3. ^ Mathematical Astronomy Morsels, Jean Meeus, p.110, Chapter 18, The half-saros

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