January 1999 lunar eclipse

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Lunar eclipse chart close-1999Jan31.png

A penumbral lunar eclipse took place on January 31, 1999, the first of two lunar eclipses in 1999.

This was a relatively rare total penumbral lunar eclipse with the moon passing entirely within the penumbral shadow without entering the darker umbral shadow.[1]


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This simulated view compares this penumbral eclipse (left) to the full moon (right) as it appeared an hour before the eclipse.

Related lunar eclipses[edit]

Lunar year series[edit]

Saros series[edit]

Lunar Saros series 114, repeating every 18 years and 11 days, has a total of 71 lunar eclipse events including 13 total lunar eclipses.

First Penumbral Lunar Eclipse: 0971 May 13

First Partial Lunar Eclipse: 1115 Aug 07

First Total Lunar Eclipse: 1458 Feb 28

First Central Lunar Eclipse: 1530 Apr 12

Greatest Eclipse of Lunar Saros 114: 1584 May 24

Last Central Lunar Eclipse: 1638 Jun 26

Last Total Lunar Eclipse: 1674 Jul 17

Last Partial Lunar Eclipse: 1890 Nov 26

Last Penumbral Lunar Eclipse: 2233 Jun 22

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