Partial Lunar Eclipse of 2077 Nov 29

Fred Espenak

Introduction


The Partial Lunar Eclipse of 2077 Nov 29 is visible from the following geographic regions:

  • eastern Americas, Europe, Africa, Asia, western 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 2077 Nov 29 at 21:35:53 TD (21:34:07 UT1). This is 2.2 days after the Moon reaches perigee. During the eclipse, the Moon is in the constellation Taurus. The synodic month in which the eclipse takes place has a Brown Lunation Number of 1916.

The eclipse belongs to Saros 146 and is number 14 of 72 eclipses in the series. All eclipses in this series occur at the Moon’s ascending node. The Moon moves southward with respect to the node with each succeeding eclipse in the series and gamma decreases.

The partial lunar eclipse of 2077 Nov 29 is preceded two weeks earlier by a annular solar eclipse on 2077 Nov 15.

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 106.1 seconds for this eclipse.

The following links provide maps and data for the eclipse.

The tables below contain detailed predictions and additional information on the Partial Lunar Eclipse of 2077 Nov 29 .


Eclipse Data: Partial Lunar Eclipse of 2077 Nov 29

Eclipse Characteristics
Parameter Value
Penumbral Magnitude 1.23091
Umbral Magnitude 0.23558
Gamma 0.88548
Epsilon 0.8823°
Opposition Times
Event Calendar Date & Time Julian Date
Greatest Eclipse 2077 Nov 29 at 21:35:52.8 TD (21:34:06.8 UT1) 2480002.398689
Ecliptic Opposition 2077 Nov 29 at 21:45:06.4 TD (21:43:20.4 UT1) 2480002.405097
Equatorial Opposition 2077 Nov 29 at 22:00:33.5 TD (21:58:47.5 UT1) 2480002.415827
Geocentric Coordinates of Sun and Moon
2077 Nov 29 at 21:35:52.8 TD (21:34:06.8 UT1)
Coordinate Sun Moon
Right Ascension16h26m14.3s04h25m16.1s
Declination-21°40'58.6"+22°32'10.3"
Semi-Diameter 16'12.9" 16'17.5"
Eq. Hor. Parallax 08.9" 0°59'47.4"
Geocentric Libration of Moon
Angle Value
l 3.9°
b -1.1°
c -7.7°
Earth's Shadows
Parameter Value
Penumbral Radius 1.2792°
Umbral Radius 0.7387°
Prediction Paramaters
Paramater Value
Ephemerides JPL DE406
ΔT 106.1 s
Shadow Rule Danjon
Shadow Enlargement 1.010
Saros Series 146 (14/72)

Explanation of Lunar Eclipse Data Tables

Eclipse Contacts: Partial Lunar Eclipse of 2077 Nov 29

Lunar Eclipse Contacts
Eclipse Event Contact Time
TD
Time
UT1
Zenith Latitude Zenith Longitude Position Angle Axis Distance
Penumbral BeginsP119:19:49.019:18:02.922°11.3'N066°02.5'E 289.9° 1.5517°
Partial BeginsU120:43:19.220:41:33.222°24.2'N045°59.3'E 316.1° 1.0106°
Greatest EclipseGreatest21:35:52.821:34:06.822°32.2'N033°22.1'E 345.3° 0.8823°
Partial EndsU422:28:17.822:26:31.722°40.0'N020°46.9'E 14.4° 1.0098°
Penumbral EndsP423:51:54.823:50:08.722°52.2'N000°42.4'E 40.6° 1.5496°
Eclipse Durations
Eclipse Phase Duration
Penumbral (P4 - P1)04h32m05.8s
Partial (U4 - U1)01h44m58.6s

Explanation of Lunar Eclipse Contacts Table

Polynomial Besselian Elements: Partial Lunar Eclipse of 2077 Nov 29

Polynomial Besselian Elements
2077 Nov 29 at 22:00:00.0 TD (=t0)
n x y d f1 f2 f3
0 -0.00507 0.91076 -0.3785 1.27903 0.73853 0.27148
1 0.54423 0.14260 -0.0001 -0.00037 -0.00037 -0.00010
2 -0.00017 -0.00026 0.0000 -0.00000 -0.00000 -0.00000
3 -0.00001 -0.00000 - - - -

At time t1 (decimal hours), each besselian element is evaluated by:

x = x0 + x1*t + x2*t2 + x3*t3 (or x = Σ [xn*tn]; n = 0 to 3)

where: t = t1 - t0 (decimal hours) and t0 = 22.000

Explanation of Besselian Elements

Links for the Partial Lunar Eclipse of 2077 Nov 29

Links to Additional Lunar Eclipse Information

Eclipse Predictions

Predictions for the Partial Lunar Eclipse of 2077 Nov 29 were generated using the JPL DE406 solar and lunar ephemerides. The lunar coordinates were calculated with respect to the Moon's Center of Mass. The 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., UT1 = TD - ΔT). ΔT has a value of 106.1 seconds for this eclipse.

Acknowledgments

Some of the content on this web site is based on the book Thousand Year Canon of Lunar Eclipses 1501 to 2500. All eclipse calculations are by Fred Espenak, and he assumes full responsibility for their accuracy.

Permission is granted to reproduce eclipse data when accompanied by a link to this page and an acknowledgment:

"Eclipse Predictions by Fred Espenak, www.EclipseWise.com"

The use of diagrams and maps is permitted provided that they are NOT altered (except for re-sizing) and the embedded credit line is NOT removed or covered.