August 2017 lunar eclipse
A partial lunar eclipse took place at the Moon’s descending node 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.
Partiality from Kuwait, 18:14 UTC
|Date||7 August 2017|
|Saros cycle||119 (62 of 83)|
|Partiality||115 minutes, 14 seconds|
|Penumbral||300 minutes, 53 seconds|
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.
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
Pre-eclipse, 8:19 UTC
Reggio Calabria, Italy, 17:36 UTC
Florence, Italy, 17:55 UTC
Lucerne, Switzerland, 18:16 UTC
At maximum, 18:20 UTC
Seoul, South Korea, 18:22 UTC
Naples, Italy, 18:46 UTC
Bangalore, India, 18:48 UTC
Gdańsk, Poland, 18:50 UTC
Helsinki, Finland, 18:57 UTC
Sayada, Tunisia, 19:01 UTC
Gaborone, Botswana, 19:02 UTC
Rethymno, Greece, 19:21 UTC
Progression from Oria, Italy
Eclipses of 2017Edit
- A penumbral lunar eclipse on February 11.
- An annular solar eclipse on February 26.
- A partial lunar eclipse on August 7.
- A total solar eclipse on August 21.
Lunar year seriesEdit
|Lunar eclipse series sets from 2016–2020|
|Descending node||Ascending node|
|109||2016 Aug 18
||2017 Feb 11
||2017 Aug 07
||2018 Jan 31
||2018 Jul 27
||2019 Jan 21
||2019 Jul 16
||144||2020 Jan 10
|149||2020 Jul 05
|Last set||2016 Sep 16||Last set||2016 Mar 23|
|Next set||2020 Jun 05||Next set||2020 Nov 30|
|August 1, 2008||August 12, 2026|
- Mathematical Astronomy Morsels, Jean Meeus, p.110, Chapter 18, The half-saros
|Wikimedia Commons has media related to Lunar eclipse of 2017 August 7.|
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- August's Lunar Eclipse APOD: Aug 9, 2017
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