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August 2017 lunar eclipse

Partial Lunar Eclipse
August 7, 2017
Lunar eclipse of 2017 August 7 Kuwait.jpg
From Kuwait, 18:14 UTC
Lunar eclipse chart close-2017Aug07.png
This chart shows the right-to-left hourly motion of the moon through the earth's shadow.
The moon inside the umbral shadow was a subtle red, but hard to see in contrast to the much brighter moon remaining in the outer penumbral shadow.
Series (and member) 119 (62 of 83)
Duration (hr:mn:sc)
Partial 1:55:15
Penumbral 5:00:54
Contacts
P1 15:50:02 UTC
U1 17:22:55
Greatest 18:20:28
U4 19:18:10
P4 20:50:56

A partial lunar eclipse took place on August 7/8, 2017, the second of two lunar eclipses in 2017. The Moon was only slightly covered by the Earth's umbral shadow at maximum eclipse.

The moon inside the umbral shadow was a subtle red, but hard to see in contrast to the much brighter moon in the outer penumbral shadow.

The solar eclipse of August 21, 2017 occurred fourteen days later, in the same eclipse season. It was the first total solar eclipse visible in the contiguous United States since the solar eclipse of February 26, 1979.

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VisibilityEdit

It was visible over eastern Europe, Africa, Asia, and Australia with maximal visibility centered on Indian Ocean.

 
View of earth from moon during greatest eclipse
 
Visibility map

GalleryEdit

Related eclipsesEdit

Lunar year seriesEdit

Saros seriesEdit

It is part of Saros series 119 (member 61 of 82).

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