November 2003 lunar eclipse

Total Lunar Eclipse
November 8-9, 2003
Lunar eclipse November 2003-TLR63.jpg
Totality from Minneapolis, 1:16 UTC
Lunar eclipse chart close-03nov09.png
The moon's path through the Earth's shadow
Series (and member) 126 (45 of 72)
Gamma -0.4319
Magnitude 1.0178
Duration (hr:mn:sc)
Totality 21:58
Partial 3:31:25
Penumbral 6:03:09
Contacts (UTC)
P1 22:16:59 (Nov 8)
U1 23:32:50 (Nov 8)
U2 1:07:34
Greatest 1:18:34
U3 1:29:32
U4 3:04:15
P4 4:20:08
Lunar eclipse chart-03nov09.png
The moon's hourly motion across the Earth's shadow in the constellation of 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 on 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.

Lunar eclipse series sets from 2002–2005
Descending node   Ascending node
Saros
Photo
Date
View
Type
Chart
Gamma Saros
Photo
Date
View
Type
Chart
Gamma
111 2002 May 26
 
penumbral
 
1.1759 116 2002 Nov 20
 
penumbral
 
-1.1127
121
 
2003 May 16
 
total
 
0.4123 126
 
2003 Nov 09
 
total
 
-0.4319
131
 
2004 May 04
 
total
 
-0.3132 136
 
2004 Oct 28
 
total
 
0.2846
141 2005 Apr 24
 
penumbral
 
-1.0885 146
 
2005 Oct 17
 
partial
 
0.9796
Last set 2002 Jun 24 Last set 2001 Dec 30
Next set 2006 Mar 14 Next set 2006 Sep 7


Saros seriesEdit

It is part of saros series 126.

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: 18 July 1228

First partial lunar eclipse: 24 March 1625

First total lunar eclipse: 19 June 1769

First central lunar eclipse: 11 July 1805

Greatest eclipse of the lunar saros 126: 13 August 1859, lasting 106 minutes.

Last central lunar eclipse: 26 September 1931

Last total lunar eclipse: 9 November 2003

Last partial lunar eclipse: 5 June 2346

Last penumbral lunar eclipse: 19 August 2472

1901-2100

15 September 1913

26 September 1931

7 October 1949

18 October 1967

28 October 1985

9 November 2003

19 November 2021

30 November 2039

11 December 2057

22 December 2075

1 January 2094

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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