September 1997 lunar eclipse

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Total Lunar Eclipse
September 16, 1997
Lunar eclipse chart close-1997Sep16.png
The moon passes west to east (right to left) across the Earth's umbral shadow, shown in hourly intervals.
Series 137 (27 of 81)
Duration (hr:mn:sc)
Totality 1:11:30
Partial 3:16:27
Penumbral 5:08:14
Contacts
P1 16:12:32 UTC
U1 17:08:25 UTC
U2 18:15:54 UTC
Greatest 18:46:39 UTC
U3 19:17:24 UTC
U4 20:24:52 UTC
P4 21:20:46 UTC

A total lunar eclipse took place on September 16, 1997, the second of two lunar eclipses in 1997.

Visibility[edit]

It was visible from all of Africa, Europe, Asia, and Australia.

Lunar eclipse from moon-1997Sep16.png

Related eclipses[edit]

Lunar year series[edit]

This is the third of four lunar year eclipses at the descending node of the moon's orbit.

Half-Saros cycle[edit]

A lunar eclipse will be preceded and followed by solar eclipses by 9 years and 5.5 days (a half saros).[1] This lunar eclipse is related to two annular solar eclipses of Solar Saros 144.

September 11, 1988 September 22, 2006
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See also[edit]

References[edit]

  1. ^ Mathematical Astronomy Morsels, Jean Meeus, p.110, Chapter 18, The half-saros

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