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October 1985 lunar eclipse

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October 1985 lunar eclipse

A total lunar eclipse took place on October 28, 1985. [1]

Contents

  • Visibility 1
  • Related eclipses 2
    • Lunar year series 2.1
    • Metonic series 2.2
  • See also 3
  • Notes 4
  • External links 5

Visibility

Related eclipses

Lunar year series

Lunar eclipse series sets from 1984-1987
Descending node   Ascending node
Saros Date
Viewing
Type
Chart
Saros Date
Viewing
Type
Chart
111 1984 May 15
Penumbral
116 1984 Nov 08
Penumbral
121 1985 May 04
Total
126 1985 Oct 28
Total
131 1986 Apr 24
Total
136 1986 Oct 17
Total
141 1987 Apr 14
Penumbral
146 1987 Oct 07
Penumbral
Last set 1984 Jun 13 Last set 1983 Dec 20
Next set 1988 Mar 03 Next set 1988 Aug 27

Metonic series

This eclipse is the second of four Metonic cycle lunar eclipses on the same date, October 28-29, 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 in nearly the same location relative to the background stars.

Ascending node Descending node
  1. 1966 May 4 - Penumbral (111)
  2. 1985 May 4 - Total (121)
  3. 2004 May 4 - Total (131)
  4. 2023 May 5 - Penumbral (141)
  1. 1966 Oct 29 - Penumbral (116)
  2. 1985 Oct 28 - Total (126)
  3. 2004 Oct 28 - Total (136)
  4. 2023 Oct 28 - Partial (146)
  5. 2042 Oct 28 - Penumbral (156)

See also

Notes

  1. ^ Hermit Eclipse: Saros cycle 126

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