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September 2006 lunar eclipse

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September 2006 lunar eclipse

Partial lunar eclipse
September 7, 2006

The partial eclipse covered a northern fraction of the moon

The moon's path through the southern edge of the Earth's umbral shadow
Series (and member) 118 (51)
Duration (hr:mn:sc)
Partial 01:31:05
Penumbral 04:14:23
Contacts
P1 16:44:07 UTC
U1 18:05:47 UTC
Greatest 18:51:19 UTC
U4 19:36:43 UTC
P4 20:58:39 UTC

The moon's path across shadow in Aquarius

A partial lunar eclipse took place on September 7, 2006, the second of two lunar eclipses in 2006.

Contents

  • Visibility 1
    • Map 1.1
    • Photos 1.2
  • Relation to other lunar eclipses 2
    • Metonic cycle (19 years) 2.1
  • See also 3
  • External links 4

Visibility

It was completely visible over most of Africa, Europe, Asia and Australia.


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

Map

Photos


Degania A, Israel

Relation to other lunar eclipses

Lunar eclipse series sets from 2006–2009
Descending node   Ascending node
Saros #
and photo
Date
Viewing
Type
Chart
Saros #
and photo
Date
Viewing
Type
Chart
113
2006 Mar 14
penumbral
118
2006 Sep 7
partial
123
2007 Mar 03
total
128
2007 Aug 28
total
133
2008 Feb 21
total
138
2008 Aug 16
partial
143
2009 Feb 9
penumbral
148
2009 Aug 06
penumbral
Last set 2005 Apr 24 Last set 2005 Oct 17
Next set 2009 Dec 31 Next set 2009 Jul 07


Metonic cycle (19 years)

This eclipse is the first of four Metonic cycle lunar eclipses on the same date, September 7, 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.
  1. 2006 Mar 14 - penumbral (113)
  2. 2025 Mar 14 - total (123)
  3. 2044 Mar 13 - total (133)
  4. 2064 Mar 14- partial (143)
  1. 2006 Sep 07 - penumbral (118)
  2. 2025 Sep 07 - total (128)
  3. 2044 Sep 07 - partial (138)
  4. 2063 Sep 07 - penumbral (148)

See also

External links

  • 2006 Sep 07 chart: Eclipse Predictions by Fred Espenak, NASA/GSFC
  • Hermit eclipse: 2006-09-07
  • Photo
  • photo from New Zealand [1]


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