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A penumbral lunar eclipse took place on December 20, 1983. At the maximum eclipse, 89% of the Moon’s disk was partially shaded by the Earth, which caused a slight shadow gradient across its disc; this subtle effect may have been visible to careful observers. No part of the Moon was in complete shadow. The eclipse lasted 4 hours and 2 minutes overall.[1]

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Related lunar eclipsesEdit

Lunar year seriesEdit

Lunar eclipse series sets from 1980-1984
Descending node   Ascending node
Saros Date
Viewing
Type
Chart
Saros Date
Viewing
Type
Chart
109 1980 Jul 27
 
Penumbral
 
114 1981 Jan 20
 
Penumbral
 
119 1981 Jul 17
 
Partial
 
124 1982 Jan 09
 
Total
 
129 1982 Jul 06
 
Total
 
134 1982 Dec 30
 
Total
 
139 1983 Jun 25
 
Partial
 
144 1983 Dec 20
 
Penumbral
 
149 1984 Jun 13
 
Penumbral
 
Last set 1980 Aug 26 Last set 1980 Mar 13
Next set 1984 May 26 Next set 1984 Nov 20


Saros cycleEdit

Lunar Saros series 144, repeating every 18 years and 11 days, has a total of 71 lunar eclipse events including 20 total lunar eclipses.

First Penumbral Lunar Eclipse: 1749 Jul 29

First Partial Lunar Eclipse: 2146 Mar 28

First Total Lunar Eclipse: 2308 Jul 04

First Central Lunar Eclipse: 2362 Aug 06

Greatest Eclipse of the Lunar Saros 144: 2416 Sep 07

Last Central Lunar Eclipse: 2488 Oct 20

Last Total Lunar Eclipse: 2651 Jan 28

Last Partial Lunar Eclipse: 2867 Jun 08

Last Penumbral Lunar Eclipse: 3011 Sep 04

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