September 1996 lunar eclipse

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Total Lunar Eclipse
September 27, 1996
Lunar eclipse chart close-1996Sep27.png
The moon passes west to east (right to left) across the Earth's umbral shadow, shown in hourly intervals.
Series 127 (41 of 72)
Duration (hr:mn:sc)
Totality 1:09:12
Partial 3:23:17
Penumbral 5:20:52
Contacts
P1 0:13:59 UTC
U1 1:12:43
U2 2:19:46
Greatest 2:54:22
U3 3:28:57
U4 4:35:59
P4 5:34:51

A total lunar eclipse took place on September 27, 1996, the second of two lunar eclipses in 1996, the first being on April 4th. It was part of Lunar Saros 127. The eclipse started at 0:13:59 UTC, the greatest was at 2:54:22 and ended at 5:34:51. Its length of totality lasted more than 1 hours and 9 minutes.

Visibility[edit]

It was visible from all of North and South America, Europe and Africa.

Lunar eclipse from moon-1996Sep27.png

Weather[edit]

The weather conditions for most of North America was cloudy and parts rainy.

Mid-infrared image of the Moon[edit]

The mid-infrared image of the Moon was taken during a September 1996 lunar eclipse by the SPIRIT-III instrument aboard the orbiting Midcourse Space Experiment (MSX) satellite.

During its totality, the Midcourse Space Experiment (MSX) satellite's SPIRIT-III instrument took the image of the Moon in mid-infrared. At these wavelengths, MSX was able to characterize the thermal (heat) distribution of the lunar surface during the eclipse. The brightest regions are the warmest, and the darkest areas are the coolest. The well-known crater Tycho is the bright object to the south of center. Numerous other craters are also seen as bright spots, indicating that their temperature is higher than in the surrounding dark mare.[1]

Related eclipses[edit]

Lunar year series[edit]

This is the second of four lunar year eclipses at the ascending node of the moon's orbit.

Lunar eclipse series sets from 1995-1998
Ascending node   Descending node
Saros
Photo
Date
Viewing
Type
Chart
Saros
Photo
Date
Viewing
Type
Chart
112 1995 Apr 15
Lunar eclipse from moon-1995Apr15.png
Partial
Lunar eclipse chart close-1995Apr15.png
117 1995 Oct 08
Lunar eclipse from moon-1995Oct08.png
Penumbral
Lunar eclipse chart close-1995Oct08.png
122
Lunar eclipse April 4 1996 Hamois Belgium.jpg
1996 Apr 04
Lunar eclipse from moon-1996Apr04.png
Total
Lunar eclipse chart close-1996Apr04.png
127
1996 Sep 27
Lunar eclipse from moon-1996Sep27.png
Total
Lunar eclipse chart close-1996Sep27.png
132
March 1997 partial lunar eclipse 445UT-dale ireland.png
1997 Mar 24
Lunar eclipse from moon-1997Mar24.png
Partial
Lunar eclipse chart close-1997Mar24.png
137 1997 Sep 16
Lunar eclipse from moon-1997Sep16.png
Total
Lunar eclipse chart close-1997Sep16.png
142 1998 Mar 13
Lunar eclipse from moon-1998Mar13.png
Penumbral
Lunar eclipse chart close-1998Mar13.png
147 1998 Sep 06
Lunar eclipse from moon-1998Sep06.png
Penumbral
Lunar eclipse chart close-1998Sep06.png
Last set 1994 May 25 Last set 1994 Nov 18
Next set 1999 Jan 31 Next set 1998 Aug 08

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