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Lunar Eclipse August 2017, Partial Eclipse of the Moon 07th August 2017

classification type, Partial Lunar Eclipse

Saros Series 119 member number 62 of 83

2nd Lunar Eclipse of the Year 2017 and 3rd eclipse in total.

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Diagram Partial Eclipse of the Moon, 07th August 2017.

Diagram shows trajectory of the Moon through Earth's penumbra and umbra. The partial eclipse is shallow and only a faint orange-red tinge is expected on the Moon’s southern limb.

Diagram: Partial Lunar Eclipse 07th August 2017

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Partial Lunar Eclipse 07th August 2017

Contact Times:

P1: 15:50:00 GMT/UT

U1: 17:22:56 GMT/UT

U4: 19:18:12 GMT/UT

P4:  20:50:59 GMT/UT

Greatest Eclipse:

18:20:29 GMT/UT

18:21:37 TD

 

Eclipse Duration

Penumbral: 05 hours 00 minutes 59 seconds

Umbral:       01hour   55minutes  16 seconds

 

Eclipse Specifications

 

Umbral Magnitude:       0.2465

Penumbral Magnitude: 1.2887

 

Radius of Penumbra: 1.2003°

Radius of Umbra:       0.6745°

 

Axis:       0.8024°

Gamma: 0.8668

 

Ecliptic Conjunction: 18:10:36.9 GMT/UT

Ecliptic Conjunction: 18:11:45.1 TD

 

Time Key:

GMT: Greenwich Meantime

UT: Universal Time

TD: Terrestrial Dynamical Time

 

Eclipse predictions 07th August 2017 lunar eclipse using Delta Value: ΔT: 70 seconds

World Map showing eclipse at Greatest, 07th August, 18:20:29 GMT/UT

Regions from where the August 2017 partial lunar eclipse is visible.

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World Visibility Partial Eclipse of the Moon 07th August 2017

From which countries can the partial lunar eclipse be seen?

 

 

The entire partial lunar eclipse is visible from: central and east Africa, central Russia, China, India, The Far East, and most of Australia.

 

The partial lunar eclipse August 2017 is ending as the Moon rises from the UK. From other parts of Europe, Africa, and west Russia, Greatest Eclipse occurs just before, or as the Moon is rising.

 

From New Zealand the eclipse occurs during moonset.  

Map credit: NASA visible Earth/Terra/MODIS/DMPS city lights.

 

August Lunar Eclipse belongs to a family of eclipses Saros Series 119

The August lunar eclipse belongs to a family of eclipses of Saros Series 119, and is member number 61 of 82 eclipse.

 

Saros Series 119 all Eclipses occur at Descending Node

Saros Series 119 Lunar eclipses all occur at the Moon’s descending node and the Moon moves northward with each eclipse.

 

Saros Series 119 began with a penumbral eclipse

Saros Series 119 began with a penumbral eclipse on the 14th October 0935 with the Moon’s northern region grazing the southern edge of Earth’s penumbra. Through the centuries the Moon will drift northwards in each subsequent lunar eclipse.

 

The Moon moves northward with each subsequent eclipse, traversing over the centuries from the southern edge of Earth’s penumbra, through the umbra and through Earth’s northern penumbra.

 

The series will end with a penumbral lunar eclipse

The series will end with a penumbral lunar eclipse with the southern edge of the Moon grazing the northern edge of Earth’s penumbral.

 

Family Saros Series 119 Sequence of Eclipses

Family Saros Series 119 comprises of 82 lunar eclipses occurring in the following sequence: 20 Penumbral: 8 Partial:  28 Total: 6 Partial: and 20 Penumbral eclipses.

 

In brief:

Saros Series 119

First Eclipse: 14th October 0935 at 19:25:58 TD

Final Eclipse: 25th March   2396 at  10:01:24 TD

Duration of Saros Series 119:  1460.44 Years

 

TD: Terrestrial Dynamical Time

The partial lunar eclipse 7th August 2017 precedes by two weeks the Total Solar Eclipse on the 21st August 2017 across the United States of America.

 

There will not be any further Total Lunar Eclipses in the series; the remainder will all be partial eclipses; then penumbral type eclipses.

Viewing the August 2017 Partial Lunar Eclipse

What you can expect to see when observing the partial lunar eclipse.

 

The Moon’s southern limb passes through Earth’s northern area of the Umbra with just under 25% being immersed in the umbra. The partial eclipse, at just under 25% of the Moon passing through the Umbra, the familiar copper-red tinge of what one can see during a Total Lunar Eclipse, will be greatly reduced, so don’t expect to see too much of a change in the Moon’s appearance.

The partial eclipse is shallow and only a faint copper-orange-red tinge is expected on the Moon’s southern limb.

 

 

Eclipses 2017:

The August Partial Lunar Eclipse 2017 is the Third Eclipse of the Year 2017 and is the second Lunar Eclipse; it is also the final lunar eclipse of 2017.

 

The first eclipse was a penumbral lunar eclipse on the 11th February 2017 and came two weeks before the annular solar eclipse of 25 February 2017.

 

The Partial Lunar Eclipse of 07th August 2017 comes two weeks before a Total Solar Eclipse on 21st August 2017 which is visible from the United States of America.

 

Visibility of the Partial Eclipse of the Moon 7th August 2017 will not be as outstanding as a Total Lunar Eclipse of 31st January 2018, but nevertheless it is worthwhile watching the lunar event progress through the various stages of the eclipse. Unlike a Solar Eclipse, where you have to take solar eye safety precautions to view the eclipse, lunar eclipses are perfectly safe to watch and have a beauty of their own.

 

 

 

 

 

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Family Saros Series 119

82 eclipses in series.

First Eclipse: 14th October 0935

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Family Saros Series 119

82 eclipses in series.

41st Eclipse: 31st October 1656

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Family Saros Series 119

82 eclipses in series.

 

82nd and Final eclipse in series. After a duration of 1,460.44 years the family of Saros Series 119 ends on 25th March 2396.