October 1966 lunar eclipse

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A penumbral lunar eclipse took place on October 29, 1966. This was a deep penumbral eclipse, with over 90% within Penumbral Shadow.[1]

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Related lunar eclipsesEdit

Lunar year seriesEdit

Lunar eclipse series sets from 1966–1969
Descending node   Ascending node
Saros Date
Viewing
Type
Chart
Saros Date
Viewing
Type
Chart
111 1966 May 4
 
Penumbral
 
116 1966 Oct 29
 
Penumbral
 
121 1967 Apr 24
 
Total
 
126 1967 Oct 18
 
Total
 
131 1968 Apr 13
 
Total
 
136 1968 Oct 6
 
Total
 
141 1969 Apr 2
 
Penumbral
 
146 1969 Sep 25
 
Penumbral
 
Last set 1965 Jun 14 Last set 1965 Dec 8
Next set 1970 Feb 21 Next set 1969 Aug 27

Metonic seriesEdit

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 in nearly the same location relative to the background stars.

Half-Saros cycleEdit

A lunar eclipse will be preceded and followed by solar eclipses by 9 years and 5.5 days (a half saros).[2] This lunar eclipse is related to two solar eclipses of Solar Saros 123.

October 23, 1957 November 3, 1975
   

See alsoEdit

NotesEdit

  1. ^ Hermit Eclipse: Saros cycle 116
  2. ^ Mathematical Astronomy Morsels, Jean Meeus, p.110, Chapter 18, The half-saros

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