November 2003 lunar eclipse

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Total Lunar Eclipse
November 8–9, 2003
Lunar eclipse November 2003-TLR63.jpg
Totality from Minneapolis, 1:16 UTC
Lunar eclipse chart close-03nov09.png
The moon's path through the Earth's shadow
Series 126 (member 45 of 72)
Duration (hr:mn:sc)
Totality 24:32
Partial 3:32:04
Penumbral 6:06:48
Contacts
P1 22:15:10 UTC
U1 23:32:30 UTC
U2 1:06:17 UTC
Greatest 1:18:33
U3 1:30:48 UTC
U4 3:04:34 UTC
P4 4:21:58 UTC
Lunar eclipse chart-03nov09.png
The moon's path across shadow in Aries.

A total lunar eclipse took place on November 9, 2003, the second of two total lunar eclipses in 2003, the first being on May 16, 2003.

Visibility[edit]

Lunar eclipse from moon-2003Nov09.png

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Relation to other lunar eclipses[edit]

Lunar year series[edit]

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


Metonic series[edit]

This eclipse is the second of four Metonic cycle lunar eclipses on the same date, November 8–9, each separated by 19 years:

The Metonic cycle repeats nearly exactly every 19 years and represents a Saros cycle plus one lunar year. Because it occurs on the same calendar date, the earth's shadow will be in nearly the same location relative to the background stars.

  1. 1984 May 15 - penumbral (111)
  2. 2003 May 16 - total (121)
  3. 2022 May 16 - total (131)
  4. 2041 May 16 - penumbral (141)
  1. 1984 Nov 8 - penumbral (116)
  2. 2003 Nov 9 - total (126)
  3. 2022 Nov 8 - total (136)
  4. 2041 Nov 8 - partial (146)
  5. 2060 Nov 8 - penumbral (156)
Metonic lunar eclipses 1984-2041D.png Metonic lunar eclipses 1984-2041.png

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