November 2022 lunar eclipse

A total lunar eclipse will take place on 8 November 2022. The Moon will pass through the center of the Earth's shadow. Occurring only 5.8 days before apogee (Apogee on November 14, 2022), the Moon's apparent diameter will be smaller.

November 2022 lunar eclipse
Total eclipse
Date8 November 2022
Gamma0.2570
Magnitude1.3589
Saros cycle136 (20 of 72)
Totality84 minutes, 58 seconds
Partiality219 minutes, 50 seconds
Penumbral353 minutes, 51 seconds

VisibilityEdit

It will be completely visible over the Pacific and most of North America. Will be seen on the rising moon over Australia and Asia, and the setting moon over South America and eastern North America.

   

Related eclipsesEdit

Eclipses of 2022Edit

Lunar year seriesEdit

Lunar eclipse series sets from 2020–2023
Descending node   Ascending node
Saros Date Type
Viewing
Gamma Saros Date
Viewing
Type
Chart
Gamma
111
 
2020 Jun 05
 
Penumbral
 
1.24063 116
 
2020 Nov 30
 
Penumbral
 
-1.13094
121
 
2021 May 26
 
Total
 
0.47741 126
 
2021 Nov 19
 
Partial
 
-0.45525
131 2022 May 16
 
Total
 
-0.25324 136 2022 Nov 08
 
Total
 
0.25703
141 2023 May 05
 
Penumbral
 
-1.03495 146 2023 Oct 28
 
Partial
 
0.94716
Last set 2020 Jul 05 Last set 2020 Jan 10
Next set 2024 Mar 25 Next set 2024 Sep 18

Saros seriesEdit

This eclipse is a part of Saros cycle 136, and the first of the series that passes through the center of the Earth's shadow. The last occurrence was on 28 October 2004. The next occurrence will happen on 18 November 2040.

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 hybrid solar eclipses of Solar Saros 143.

3 November 2013 14 November 2031
   

Metonic seriesEdit

This eclipse is the third of four Metonic cycle lunar eclipses on the same date, 8–9 November:

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)
   

See alsoEdit

ReferencesEdit

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

External linksEdit