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A total lunar eclipse took place on 21 January 2000, the first of two total lunar eclipses in 2000.

January 2000 lunar eclipse
Total eclipse
Eclipse Lunar Total 21.01.2000 (cropped).jpg
Partiality from Buenos Aires, 3:20 UTC
Date21 January 2000
Saros cycle124 (48 of 74)
Totality76 minutes, 59 seconds
Partiality203 minutes, 19 seconds
Penumbral318 minutes, 12 seconds
The Moon passed straight through the center of the Earth's shadow at the descending node in Sagittarius




Related lunar eclipsesEdit

Lunar year seriesEdit

Tritos seriesEdit

The tritos series repeats 31 days short of 11 years at alternating nodes. Sequential events have incremental Saros cycle indices.

This series produces 20 total eclipses between April 24, 1967 and August 1, 2167, only being partial on November 19, 2021.

Half-Saros cycleEdit

A lunar eclipse will be preceded and followed by solar eclipses by 9 years and 5.5 days (a half saros).[1] This lunar eclipse is related to two annular solar eclipses of Solar Saros 131.

January 15, 1991 January 26, 2009

See alsoEdit


  1. ^ Mathematical Astronomy Morsels, Jean Meeus, p.110, Chapter 18, The half-saros

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