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.


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

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View of earth from moon during greatest eclipse
Visibility Lunar Eclipse 2017-02-11.png
Visibility map


Related eclipses[edit]

Lunar year series[edit]

Saros series[edit]

It is part of Saros cycle 114.

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