September 2006 lunar eclipse

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Partial lunar eclipse
September 7, 2006
Partial lunar eclipse Sept 7 2006-Mikelens.jpg
The partial eclipse covered a northern fraction of the moon
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The moon's path through the southern edge of the Earth's umbral shadow
Series (and member) 118 (51)
Duration (hr:mn:sc)
Partial 01:31:05
Penumbral 04:14:23
Contacts
P1 16:44:07 UTC
U1 18:05:47 UTC
Greatest 18:51:19 UTC
U4 19:36:43 UTC
P4 20:58:39 UTC
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The moon's path across shadow in Aquarius

A partial lunar eclipse took place on September 7, 2006, the second of two lunar eclipses in 2006.

Visibility[edit]

It was completely visible over most of Africa, Europe, Asia and Australia.

Lunar eclipse from moon-2006Sep07.png
A simulated view of the earth from the center of the moon at maximum eclipse.

Map[edit]

Visibility Lunar Eclipse 2006-09-07.png

Photos[edit]

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Degania A, Israel

Relation to other lunar eclipses[edit]


Metonic cycle (19 years)[edit]

This eclipse is the first of four Metonic cycle lunar eclipses on the same date, September 7, 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.

  1. 2006 Mar 14 - penumbral (113)
  2. 2025 Mar 14 - total (123)
  3. 2044 Mar 13 - total (133)
  4. 2064 Mar 14- partial (143)
  1. 2006 Sep 07 - penumbral (118)
  2. 2025 Sep 07 - total (128)
  3. 2044 Sep 07 - partial (138)
  4. 2063 Sep 07 - penumbral (148)
Metonic lunar eclipses 2006-2063A.png

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