February 2017 lunar eclipse
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A penumbral lunar eclipse took place at the Moon’s ascending node on February 11, 2017, the first of two lunar eclipses in 2017. It was not quite a total penumbral lunar eclipse. It occurred the same day as comet 45P/Honda–Mrkos–Pajdušáková made a close approach to Earth (0.08318 AU). It also occurred on the Lantern Festival, the first since February 9, 2009.
From Rabka-Zdrój, Poland, 00:51 UTC
|Date||11 February 2017|
|Saros cycle||114 (59 of 71)|
|Penumbral||259 minutes, 10 seconds|
It was visible from the Americas, Europe, Africa, and most of Asia.
View of earth from moon during greatest eclipse
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|
It is part of Saros cycle 114.
Lunar Saros series 114, repeating every 18 years and 11 days, has a total of 71 lunar eclipse events including 13 total lunar eclipses.
First Penumbral Lunar Eclipse: 0971 May 13
First Partial Lunar Eclipse: 1115 Aug 07
First Total Lunar Eclipse: 1458 Feb 28
First Central Lunar Eclipse: 1530 Apr 12
Greatest Eclipse of Lunar Saros 114: 1584 May 24
Last Central Lunar Eclipse: 1638 Jun 26
Last Total Lunar Eclipse: 1674 Jul 17
Last Partial Lunar Eclipse: 1890 Nov 26
Last Penumbral Lunar Eclipse: 2233 Jun 22
|February 7, 2008||February 17, 2026|
- Mathematical Astronomy Morsels, Jean Meeus, p.110, Chapter 18, The half-saros
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- 2017 Feb 11 chart: Eclipse Predictions by Fred Espenak, NASA/GSFC
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