November 2002 lunar eclipse

Penumbral Lunar Eclipse
November 20, 2002
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The moon passed (right to left) through the Earth's southern penumbral shadow.
Series (and member) 116 (57 of 73)
Date 20 November 2002
Duration (hr:mn:sc)
Penumbral 4:24:18
P1 23:34:28 UTC
Greatest 1:46:36
P4 3:58:46
Lunar eclipse chart-02nov20.png
The moon's path across shadow in Taurus.

A penumbral lunar eclipse took place on November 20, 2002, the last of three lunar eclipses in 2002.



Relation to other lunar eclipsesEdit

Eclipses of 2002Edit

It is the second of four lunar year cycles, repeating every 354 days.

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 partial solar eclipses of Solar Saros 123.

November 13, 1993 November 25, 2011

See alsoEdit


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

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