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
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.


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]


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

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