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October 2005 lunar eclipse

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October 2005 lunar eclipse

Partial lunar eclipse
October 17, 2005

Maximum Eclipse at 12:03 UTC From Australia

The moon's path through the southern edge of the Earth's umbral shadow
Series (and member) 146 (10 of 72)
Duration (hr:mn:sc)
Partial 55:58
Penumbral 4:19:49
Contacts
P1 9:53:27 UTC
U1 11:35:18
Greatest 12:04:27
U4 12:31:16
P4 14:13:16

|The moon's path across shadow in Pisces

A partial lunar eclipse took place on October 17, 2005, the second of two lunar eclipses in 2005.

Contents

  • Visibility 1
    • Map 1.1
  • Relation to other eclipses 2
    • Lunar year series 2.1
    • Metonic series 2.2
  • See also 3
  • External links 4

Visibility

It was visible from Southeast Asia, the Pacific, Australia and New Zealand after sunset, and in the western side of North America before sunrise.


A simulated view of the earth from the center of the moon at maximum eclipse.

Map

Relation to other eclipses

Lunar year series

It is the last of four lunar year cycles, repeating every 354 days.

Lunar eclipse series sets from 2002–2005
Descending node   Ascending node
Saros
Photo
Date
View
Type
Chart
Saros
Photo
Date
View
Type
Chart
111 2002 May 26
penumbral
116
2002 Nov 20
penumbral
121
2003 May 16
total
126
2003 Nov 09
total
131
2004 May 04
total
136
2004 Oct 28
total
141
2005 Apr 24
penumbral
146
2005 Oct 17
partial
Last set 2002 Jun 24 Last set 2001 Dec 30
Next set 2006 Mar 14 Next set 2006 Sep 7


Metonic series

This eclipse is the last of four Metonic cycle lunar eclipses on the same date, October 17–18, 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.

Metonic lunar eclipse sets 1948–2005
Descending node   Ascending node
Saros Date Type Saros Date Type
111 1948 Apr 23 Partial 116 1948 Oct 18 Penumbral
121 1967 Apr 24 Total 126 1967 Oct 18 Total
131 1986 Apr 24 Total 136 1986 Oct 17 Total
141 2005 Apr 24 Penumbral 146 2005 Oct 17 Partial

See also

External links

  • http://www.hermit.org/eclipse/2005-10-17/
  • 2005 Oct 17 chart: Eclipse Predictions by Fred Espenak, NASA/GSFC
  • http://www.space.com/spacewatch/051014_lunar_eclipse.html
  • http://www.astronomy.org.au/ngn/media/client/factsheet_16.pdf
  • Photos
    • http://www.starrynightphotos.com/moon/partial_lunar_eclipse_2005.htm Kaituna, Wairarapa, New Zealand
    • http://outdoors.webshots.com/album/479147839tyCCAg Taipei, Taiwan
    • http://christys-adventuresinlearning.blogspot.com/2008/02/lunar-eclipse-2008.html Seoul, South Korea


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