August 2017 lunar eclipse

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Partial Lunar Eclipse
August 7, 2017
Lunar eclipse chart close-2017Aug07.png
This chart shows the right-to-left hourly motion of the moon through the earth's shadow.
The moon inside the umbral shadow will be a subtle red, but hard to see in contrast to the much brighter moon remaining in the outer penumbral shadow.
Series (and member) 119 (62 of 83)
Duration (hr:mn:sc)
Partial 1:55:14
Penumbral 5:00:53
P1 15:50:02 UTC
U1 17:22:55
Greatest 18:20:28
U4 19:18:10
P4 20:50:56

A partial lunar eclipse will take place on August 7/8, 2017, the second of two lunar eclipses in 2017. The Moon will only be slightly covered by the Earth's umbral shadow at maximum eclipse.

This will precede by 14 days the total solar eclipse of August 21, 2017, which will be the first total solar eclipse visible in the contiguous United States since the February 26, 1979 eclipse.


It will be visible over eastern Europe, Africa, Asia and Australia.

Lunar eclipse from moon-2017Aug07.png
View of earth from moon at greatest eclipse
Visibility Lunar Eclipse 2017-08-07.png
Visibility map

Related eclipses[edit]

Lunar year series[edit]

Saros series[edit]

It is part of Saros cycle 119.

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