December 1982 lunar eclipse
|Total Lunar Eclipse|
December 30, 1982
The moon passes west to east (right to left) across the Earth's umbral shadow, shown in hourly intervals.
|Series||134 (25 of 73)|
11:28:44 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. 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. Since total lunar eclipses are also known as blood moons, this combination (which would not recur until January 31, 2018) is known as a super blue blood moon.
Eclipses in 1982Edit
- A total lunar eclipse on January 9.
- A partial solar eclipse on January 25.
- A partial solar eclipse on June 21.
- A total lunar eclipse on July 6.
- A partial solar eclipse on July 20.
- A partial solar eclipse on December 15.
- A total lunar eclipse on December 30.
Lunar year seriesEdit
|Lunar eclipse series sets from 1980–1984|
|Descending node||Ascending node|
|109||1980 Jul 27
||1.41391||114||1981 Jan 20
|119||1981 Jul 17
||0.70454||124||1982 Jan 09
|129||1982 Jul 06
||-0.05792||134||1982 Dec 30
|139||1983 Jun 25
||-0.81520||144||1983 Dec 20
|149||1984 Jun 13
|Last set||1980 Aug 26||Last set||1980 Mar 13|
|Next set||1984 May 15||Next set||1984 Nov 08|
|December 24, 1973||January 4, 1992|
- Fred Espenak. "Total Lunar Eclipse of 1982 Dec 30" (PDF). NASA/GSFC.
- 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.
- Mathematical Astronomy Morsels, Jean Meeus, p.110, Chapter 18, The half-saros