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.
|Date||8 November 2022|
|Saros cycle||136 (20 of 72)|
|Totality||84 minutes, 58 seconds|
|Partiality||219 minutes, 50 seconds|
|Penumbral||353 minutes, 51 seconds|
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.
Eclipses of 2022Edit
- A partial solar eclipse on 30 April.
- A total lunar eclipse on 16 May.
- A partial solar eclipse on 25 October.
- A total lunar eclipse on 8 November.
Lunar year seriesEdit
|Lunar eclipse series sets from 2020–2023|
|Descending node||Ascending node|
||2020 Jun 05
||2020 Nov 30
||2021 May 26
||2021 Nov 19
|131||2022 May 16
||-0.25324||136||2022 Nov 08
|141||2023 May 05
||-1.03495||146||2023 Oct 28
|Last set||2020 Jul 05||Last set||2020 Jan 10|
|Next set||2024 Mar 25||Next set||2024 Sep 18|
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.
|3 November 2013||14 November 2031|
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.
- Mathematical Astronomy Morsels, Jean Meeus, p.110, Chapter 18, The half-saros