August 1970 lunar eclipse

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Lunar eclipse chart close-1970Aug17.png

A partial lunar eclipse took place on August 17, 1970.[1]

Visibility[edit]

Lunar eclipse from moon-1970Aug17.png

Relation to other lunar eclipses[edit]

Lunar year series[edit]

Lunar eclipse series sets from 1969–1973
Ascending node   Descending node
Saros Date
Viewing
Type
Chart
Saros Date
Viewing
Type
Chart
108 1969 Aug 27
Lunar eclipse from moon-1969Aug27.png
Penumbral
Lunar eclipse chart close-1969Aug27.png
113 1970 Feb 21
Lunar eclipse from moon-1970Feb21.png
Partial
Lunar eclipse chart close-1970Feb21.png
118 1970 Aug 17
Lunar eclipse from moon-1970Aug17.png
Partial
Lunar eclipse chart close-1970Aug17.png
123 1971 Feb 10
Lunar eclipse from moon-1971Feb10.png
Total
Lunar eclipse chart close-1971Feb10.png
128 1971 Aug 6
Lunar eclipse from moon-1971Aug06.png
Total
Lunar eclipse chart close-1971Aug06.png
133 1972 Jan 30
Lunar eclipse from moon-1972Jan30.png
Total
Lunar eclipse chart close-1972Jan30.png
138 1972 Jul 26
Lunar eclipse from moon-1972Jul26.png
Partial
Lunar eclipse chart close-1972Jul26.png
143 1973 Jan 18
Lunar eclipse from moon-1973Jan18.png
Penumbral
Lunar eclipse chart close-1973Jan18.png
148 1973 Jul 15
Lunar eclipse from moon-1973Jul15.png
Penumbral
Lunar eclipse chart close-1973Jul15.png
Last set 1969 Sep 25 Last set 1969 Apr 2
Next set 1973 Jun 15 Next set 1973 Dec 10

Metonic cycle[edit]

This is the third of five Metonic lunar eclipses.

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 1951–2027
Descending node   Ascending node
Saros Date Type Saros Date Type
103 1951 Feb 21 Penumbral 108 1951 Aug 17 Penumbral
Lunar eclipse chart-1951Feb21.png Lunar eclipse chart-1951Aug17.png
113 1970 Feb 21 Partial 118 1970 Aug 17 Partial
Lunar eclipse chart-1970Feb21.png Lunar eclipse chart-1970Aug17.png
123 1989 Feb 20 Total 128 1989 Aug 17 Total
Lunar eclipse chart-1989Feb20.png Lunar eclipse chart-1989Aug17.png
133 2008 Feb 21 Total 138 2008 Aug 16 Partial
Lunar eclipse chart-2008Feb21.png Lunar eclipse chart-08aug16.png
143 2027 Feb 20 Penumbral 148 2027 Aug 17 Penumbral
Lunar eclipse chart-2027Feb20.png Lunar eclipse chart-2027Aug17.png

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