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December 1991 lunar eclipse

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December 1991 lunar eclipse

The moon passes west to east (right to left) across northern edge of the Earth's umbral shadow, shown in hourly intervals.

A partial lunar eclipse took place on December 21, 1991.


  • Visibility 1
  • Related eclipses 2
    • Lunar year series 2.1
    • Metonic cycles (19 years) 2.2
  • See also 3
  • External links 4


This small partial eclipse was visible from North America, eastern Asia, Australia, and western South America.

Related eclipses

Lunar year series

Lunar eclipse series sets from 1991-1994
Ascending node   Descending node
Saros Date
Saros Date
110 1991 Jun 27
115 1991 Dec 21
120 1992 Jun 15
125 1992 Dec 9
130 1993 Jun 4
135 1993 Nov 29
140 1994 May 25
145 1994 Nov 18
Last set 1991 Jul 26 Last set 1991 Jan 30
Next set 1995 Apr 15 Next set 1995 Oct 08

Metonic cycles (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.

Ascending node Descending node
  1. 1991 Jun 27 - penumbral (110)
  2. 2010 Jun 26 - partial (120)
  3. 2029 Jun 26 - total (130)
  4. 2048 Jun 26 - partial (140)
  5. 2067 Jun 27 - penumbral (150)
  1. 1991 Dec 21 - partial (115)
  2. 2010 Dec 21 - total (125)
  3. 2029 Dec 20 - total (135)
  4. 2048 Dec 20 - partial (145)

See also

External links

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