February 2017 lunar eclipse

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Penumbral Lunar Eclipse
February 11, 2017
Penumbral lunar eclipse 2017.02.11.jpg
From Jasło, Poland, 0:51 UTC
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The moon passes west to east through the earth's southern penumbral shadow.
Series (and member) 114 (59 of 71)
Duration (hr:mn:sc)
Penumbral 4:19:10
Contacts (UTC)
P1 22:34:16 (Feb 10)
Greatest 0:45:03
P4 2:53:26

A penumbral lunar eclipse took place on February 11, 2017, the first of two lunar eclipses in 2017. It was not quite a total penumbral lunar eclipse. It happened the same day as comet 45P/Honda–Mrkos–Pajdušáková made a close approach to Earth (0.08318 AU). It also happened on the Lantern Festival, the first since February 9, 2009.

Visibility[edit]

It was visible from the Americas, Europe, Africa, and most of Asia.

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View of earth from moon during greatest eclipse
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Visibility map

Gallery[edit]

Related eclipses[edit]

Lunar year series[edit]

Saros series[edit]

It is part of Saros cycle 114.

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