November 2003 lunar eclipse

Total Lunar Eclipse
November 8–9, 2003
Lunar eclipse November 2003-TLR63.jpg
Totality from Minneapolis, 1:16 UTC
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The moon's path through the Earth's shadow
Series 126 (member 45 of 72)
Date 9 November 2003
Duration (hr:mn:sc)
Totality 21:58
Partial 3:31:25
Penumbral 6:03:09
Contacts
P1 22:16:59 UTC
U1 23:32:50 UTC
U2 1:07:34 UTC
Greatest 1:18:34 UTC
U3 1:29:32 UTC
U4 3:04:15 UTC
P4 4:20:08 UTC
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The moon's path across shadow in Aries.

A total lunar eclipse took place on November 9, 2003, the second of two total lunar eclipses in 2003, the first being on May 16, 2003. It is the first total lunar eclipse of 21st century which happened in a micromoon day.

This was the last of 14 total lunar eclipses of Lunar Saros 126, which started on 19 June 1769 and ended on 9 November 2003.

VisibilityEdit

 

Photo galleryEdit

Relation to other lunar eclipsesEdit

Eclipses of 2003Edit

Lunar year seriesEdit

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


Saros seriesEdit

Lunar Saros series 126, repeating every 18 years and 11 days, has a total of 70 lunar eclipse events including 14 total lunar eclipses. Solar Saros 133 interleaves with this lunar saros with an event occurring every 9 years 5 days alternating between each saros series.

First Penumbral Lunar Eclipse: 1228 Jul 18

First Partial Lunar Eclipse: 1625 Mar 24

First Total Lunar Eclipse: 1769 Jun 19

First Central Lunar Eclipse: 1805 Jul 11

Greatest Eclipse of the Lunar Saros 126: 1859 Aug 13, lasting 106 minutes.

Last Central Lunar Eclipse: 1931 Sep 26

Last Total Lunar Eclipse: 2003 Nov 09

Last Partial Lunar Eclipse: 2346 Jun 05

Last Penumbral Lunar Eclipse: 2472 Aug 19

1901-2100

1913 Sep 15

1931 Sep 26

1949 Oct 07

1967 Oct 18

1985 Oct 28

2003 Nov 09

2021 Nov 19

2039 Nov 30

2057 Dec 11

2075 Dec 22

2094 Jan 01

Metonic seriesEdit

This eclipse is the second of four Metonic cycle lunar eclipses on the same date, November 8–9, each separated by 19 years:

The Metonic cycle repeats nearly exactly every 19 years and represents a Saros cycle plus one lunar year. Because it occurs on the same calendar date, the earth's shadow will be in nearly the same location relative to the background stars.

  1. 1984 May 15.19 - penumbral (111)
  2. 2003 May 16.15 - total (121)
  3. 2022 May 16.17 - total (131)
  4. 2041 May 16.03 - penumbral (141)
  1. 1984 Nov 08.75 - penumbral (116)
  2. 2003 Nov 09.05 - total (126)
  3. 2022 Nov 08.46 - total (136)
  4. 2041 Nov 08.19 - partial (146)
  5. 2060 Nov 08.17 - penumbral (156)
   

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 total solar eclipses of Solar Saros 133.

November 3, 1994 November 13, 2012
   

See alsoEdit

ReferencesEdit

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

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