Partial Lunar Eclipse of 2017 Aug 07
The Partial Lunar Eclipse of 2017 Aug 07 is visible from the following geographic regions:
- Europe, Africa, Asia, Australia
The diagram to the right depicts the Moon's path with respect to Earth's umbral and penumbral shadows. Below it is a map showing the geographic regions of eclipse visibility. Click on the figure to enlarge it. For an explanation of the features appearing in the figure, see Key to Lunar Eclipse Figures.
The instant of greatest eclipse takes place on 2017 Aug 07 at 18:21:38 TD (18:20:29 UT1). This is 5.0 days after the Moon reaches apogee. During the eclipse, the Moon is in the constellation Capricornus. The synodic month in which the eclipse takes place has a Brown Lunation Number of 1170.
The eclipse belongs to Saros 119 and is number 61 of 82 eclipses in the series. All eclipses in this series occur at the Moons descending node. The Moon moves northward with respect to the node with each succeeding eclipse in the series and gamma increases.
The partial lunar eclipse of 2017 Aug 07 is followed two weeks later by a total solar eclipse on 2017 Aug 21.
These eclipses all take place during a single eclipse season.
The eclipse predictions are given in both Terrestrial Dynamical Time (TD) and Universal Time (UT1). The parameter ΔT is used to convert between these two times (i.e., TD = UT1 + ΔT). ΔT has a value of 68.5 seconds for this eclipse.
The following links provide maps and data for the eclipse.
- Eclipse Figure - eclipse geometry diagram and map of eclipse visibility
- Saros 119 Table - data for all eclipses in the Saros series
The tables below contain detailed predictions and additional information on the Partial Lunar Eclipse of 2017 Aug 07 .