October 1985 lunar eclipse

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Total Lunar Eclipse
October 28, 1985
(No photo)
Lunar eclipse chart close-1985Oct28.png
The moon passes west to east (right to left) across the Earth's umbral shadow, shown in hourly intervals.
Series 126 (44 of 72)
Duration (hr:mn:sc)
Totality
Partial
Penumbral
Contacts
P1 UTC
U1
U2
Greatest
U3
U4
P4

A total lunar eclipse took place on October 28, 1985.[1]

Visibility[edit]

Lunar eclipse from moon-1985Oct28.png

Related eclipses[edit]

Lunar year series[edit]

Lunar eclipse series sets from 1984-1987
Descending node   Ascending node
Saros Date
Viewing
Type
Chart
Saros Date
Viewing
Type
Chart
111 1984 May 15
Lunar eclipse from moon-1984May15.png
Penumbral
Lunar eclipse chart close-1984May15.png
116 1984 Nov 08
Lunar eclipse from moon-1984Nov08.png
Penumbral
Lunar eclipse chart close-1984Nov08.png
121 1985 May 04
Lunar eclipse from moon-1985May04.png
Total
Lunar eclipse chart close-1985May04.png
126 1985 Oct 28
Lunar eclipse from moon-1985Oct28.png
Total
Lunar eclipse chart close-1985Oct28.png
131 1986 Apr 24
Lunar eclipse from moon-1986Apr24.png
Total
Lunar eclipse chart close-1986Apr24.png
136 1986 Oct 17
Lunar eclipse from moon-1986Oct17.png
Total
Lunar eclipse chart close-1986Oct17.png
141 1987 Apr 14
Lunar eclipse from moon-1987Apr14.png
Penumbral
Lunar eclipse chart close-1987Apr14.png
146 1987 Oct 07
Lunar eclipse from moon-1987Oct07.png
Penumbral
Lunar eclipse chart close-1987Oct07.png
Last set 1984 Jun 13 Last set 1983 Dec 20
Next set 1988 Mar 03 Next set 1988 Aug 27

Metonic series[edit]

This eclipse is the second of four Metonic cycle lunar eclipses on the same date, October 28–29, 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 in nearly the same location relative to the background stars.

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