May 2002 lunar eclipse

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Penumbral Lunar Eclipse
May 26, 2002
Lunar eclipse chart close-2002May26.png
The moon passed (right to left) through the Earth's southern penumbral shadow.
Series (and member) 111 (61 of 71)
Duration (hr:mn:sc)
Penumbral 3:36:34
P1 10:15:00 UTC
Greatest 12:03:22
P4 13:51:34
Lunar eclipse chart-02may26.png
The moon's path across shadow in Scorpius.

A penumbral lunar eclipse took place on May 26, 2002, the first of three lunar eclipses in 2002.


The beginning of the penumbral phase visible in most of North America except the northeast, Central America, western South America, extreme northeast Russia, eastern Asia, Australia, most of Antarctica, the Pacific Ocean, and the southeast Indian Ocean; the end visible in southwestern Alaska, Asia except the extreme north, Australia, the eastern Indian Ocean, and most of the Pacific Ocean except the extreme eastern part.

Lunar eclipse from moon-2002May26.png

Relation to other lunar eclipses[edit]

It is the first of four lunar year cycles, repeating every 354 days.

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