June 2002 lunar eclipse

Close up
The moon's path across shadow in Sagittarius

A penumbral lunar eclipse took place on June 24, 2002, the second of three lunar eclipses in 2002. This penumbral eclipse was visibly inperceptible due to the small entry into the southern penumbral shadow.



Related lunar eclipsesEdit

Eclipses of 2002Edit

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 one partial solar eclipse of Solar Saros 156.

July 1, 2011

See alsoEdit


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

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