December 1992 lunar eclipse

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Total Lunar Eclipse
December 9, 1992
Lunar eclipse chart close-1992Dec09.png
The moon passes west to east (right to left) across the Earth's umbral shadow, shown in hourly intervals.
Gamma 0.3144
Series (and member) 125 (47 of 72)
Duration (hr:mn:sc)
Totality 1:13:53
Partial 3:28:44
Penumbral 5:34:04
P1 20:57:01 UTC
U1 21:59:45
U2 23:07:10
Greatest 23:44:06
U3 0:21:03
U4 1:28:29
P4 2:31:05

A total lunar eclipse took place on December 9, 1992, the second of two total lunar eclipses in 1992.


It is visibly seen throughout the world including Americas (North and South America), Europe, Africa, Asia and Western Australia (including western New Guinea). The lunar eclipse was witnessed in the Philippines on the midday hours of December 10, two years after the total lunar eclipse happened on February 9, 1990.

According to Fred Espenak, this was the darkest eclipse in a decade, caused by the June 15, 1991 eruptions of Mount Pinatubo in the Philippines.[1]

Lunar eclipse from moon-1992Dec09.png

Related eclipses[edit]

Lunar year series[edit]

Lunar eclipse series sets from 1991-1994
Ascending node   Descending node
Saros Date
Saros Date
110 1991 Jun 27
Lunar eclipse from moon-1991Jun27.png
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115 1991 Dec 21
Lunar eclipse from moon-1991Dec21.png
Lunar eclipse chart close-1991Dec21.png
120 1992 Jun 15
Lunar eclipse from moon-1992Jun15.png
Lunar eclipse chart close-1992Jun15.png
1992 Dec 9
Lunar eclipse from moon-1992Dec09.png
Lunar eclipse chart close-1992Dec09.png
130 1993 Jun 4
Lunar eclipse from moon-1993Jun04.png
Lunar eclipse chart close-1993Jun04.png
1993 Nov 29
Lunar eclipse from moon-1993Nov29.png
Lunar eclipse chart close-1993Nov29.png
140 1994 May 25
Lunar eclipse from moon-1994May25.png
Lunar eclipse chart close-1994May25.png
145 1994 Nov 18
Lunar eclipse from moon-1994Nov18.png
Lunar eclipse chart close-1994Nov18.png
Last set 1991 Jul 26 Last set 1991 Jan 30
Next set 1995 Apr 15 Next set 1995 Oct 08

Saros series[edit]

Lunar saros series 125, repeating every 18 years and 11 days, has 26 total lunar eclipses. The first was on June 17, 1704 and the last will be on March 19, 2155. The longest totality occurrence of this series (7th) was on August 22, 1812 when totality lasted one hour and 42 minutes.[2]

This is the 17th of 26 total lunar eclipses in series 125. The previous occurrence was on November 29, 1974 and the next will occur on December 21, 2010.

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