December 1982 lunar eclipse

Total Lunar Eclipse
December 30, 1982
(No photo)
Lunar eclipse chart close-1982Dec30.png
The moon passes west to east (right to left) across the Earth's umbral shadow, shown in hourly intervals.
Series 134 (25 of 73)
Duration (hr:mn:sc)
Totality 1:00:03
Partial 3:15:53
Penumbral 5:10:34
Contacts
P1 8:53:27 UTC[1]
U1 9:50:48 UTC
U2 10:58:43 UTC
Greatest 11:29:37 TDT[2]

11:28:44 UTC [2]

U3 11:58:46 UTC
U4 13:06:41 UTC
P4 14:04:01 UTC

A total lunar eclipse took place on December 30, 1982. A shallow total eclipse saw the Moon in relative darkness for 1 hour exactly. The Moon was 18% of its diameter into the Earth's umbral shadow, and should have been significantly darkened. The partial eclipse lasted for 3 hours and 16 minutes in total.[3] This was a supermoon since perigee was on the same day. It was also a blue moon, the second full moon of December for the eastern hemisphere where the previous full moon was on December 1.[4] Since total lunar eclipses are also known as blood moons, this combination (which would not recur until January 31, 2018[4]) is known as a super blue blood moon.[4]

VisibilityEdit

 

Related eclipsesEdit

Eclipses in 1982Edit

There are seven eclipses in 1982, the maximum possible, including 4 partial solar eclipses: January 25, July 20, June 21, and December 15.

Lunar year seriesEdit

Lunar eclipse series sets from 1980–1984
Descending node   Ascending node
Saros Date
Viewing
Type
Chart
Gamma Saros Date
Viewing
Type
Chart
Gamma
109 1980 Jul 27
 
Penumbral
 
1.41391 114 1981 Jan 20
 
Penumbral
 
-1.01421
119 1981 Jul 17
 
Partial
 
0.70454 124 1982 Jan 09
 
Total
 
-0.29158
129 1982 Jul 06
 
Total
 
-0.05792 134 1982 Dec 30
 
Total
 
0.37579
139 1983 Jun 25
 
Partial
 
-0.81520 144 1983 Dec 20
 
Penumbral
 
1.07468
149 1984 Jun 13
 
Penumbral
 
-1.52403
Last set 1980 Aug 26 Last set 1980 Mar 13
Next set 1984 May 15 Next set 1984 Nov 08


Half-Saros cycleEdit

A lunar eclipse will be preceded and followed by solar eclipses by 9 years and 5.5 days (a half saros).[5] This lunar eclipse is related to two annular solar eclipses of Solar Saros 141.

December 24, 1973 January 4, 1992
   

See alsoEdit

NotesEdit

  1. ^ Fred Espenak. "Total Lunar Eclipse of 1982 Dec 30" (PDF). NASA/GSFC.
  2. ^ a b c Fazekas, Andrew (29 January 2018). "Rare 'Super Blue Blood Moon' Coming—First in 35 Years". National Geographic. Archived from the original on 29 January 2018.
  3. ^ Mathematical Astronomy Morsels, Jean Meeus, p.110, Chapter 18, The half-saros

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