October 1986 lunar eclipse

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Lunar eclipse chart close-1986Oct17.png

A total lunar eclipse took place on October 17, 1986. [1]

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Visibility[edit]

Lunar eclipse from moon-1986Oct17.png

Related eclipses[edit]

Lunar year series[edit]

Lunar eclipse series sets from 1984-1987
Descending node Ascending node
SarosDate
Viewing
Type
Chart
SarosDate
Viewing
Type
Chart
1111984 May 15
Lunar eclipse from moon-1984May15.png
Penumbral
Lunar eclipse chart close-1984May15.png
1161984 Nov 08
Lunar eclipse from moon-1984Nov08.png
Penumbral
Lunar eclipse chart close-1984Nov08.png
1211985 May 04
Lunar eclipse from moon-1985May04.png
Total
Lunar eclipse chart close-1985May04.png
1261985 Oct 28
Lunar eclipse from moon-1985Oct28.png
Total
Lunar eclipse chart close-1985Oct28.png
1311986 Apr 24
Lunar eclipse from moon-1986Apr24.png
Total
Lunar eclipse chart close-1986Apr24.png
1361986 Oct 17
Lunar eclipse from moon-1986Oct17.png
Total
Lunar eclipse chart close-1986Oct17.png
1411987 Apr 14
Lunar eclipse from moon-1987Apr14.png
Penumbral
Lunar eclipse chart close-1987Apr14.png
1461987 Oct 07
Lunar eclipse from moon-1987Oct07.png
Penumbral
Lunar eclipse chart close-1987Oct07.png
Last set1984 Jun 13Last set1983 Dec 20
Next set1988 Mar 03Next set1988 Aug 27

Metonic series[edit]

This eclipse is the third 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 1951–2027
Descending node Ascending node
SarosDateTypeSarosDateType
1111948 Apr 23Partial1161948 Oct 18Partial
Lunar eclipse chart close-1948Oct18.png
1211967 Apr 24Total1261967 Oct 18Total
Lunar eclipse chart close-1967Apr24.pngLunar eclipse chart close-1967Oct18.png
1311986 Apr 24Total1361986 Oct 17Total
Lunar eclipse chart close-1986Apr24.pngLunar eclipse chart close-1986Oct17.png
1412005 Apr 24Penumbral1462005 Oct 17Penumbral
Lunar eclipse chart close-05apr24.pngLunar eclipse chart close-2005Oct17.png

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