November 2003 lunar eclipseTotal Lunar Eclipse
November 8-9, 2003
Totality from Oudenaarde, Belgium, 1:08 UTC
The moon's path through the earth's shadow Series126 (member 45 of 72) Duration (hr:mn:sc) Totality 24:32 Partial 3:32:04 Penumbral 6:06:48 Contacts P1 22:15:10 UTCU1 23:32:30 UTC U2 1:06:17 UTC Greatest 1:18:33 U3 1:30:48 UTC U4 3:04:34 UTC P4 4:21:58 UTC
The moon's path across shadow in Aries.
The first total lunar eclipse occurred on May 16, 2003.
1:00 UT (Just before totality)
1:16 UT (Near greatest eclipse)
1:35 UT (Just after of totality) From Minneapolis, Minnesota
1:08 UT, Oudenaarde, Belgium
Near Ottawa, Canada
Relation to other lunar eclipses
This eclipse is the second of four Metonic cycle lunar eclipses on the same date, November 8-9, each separated by 19 years:
- November 8, 1984  - penumbral (Saros series 116)
- November 9, 2003 - total (Saros series 126)
- November 8, 2022  - total (Saros series 136)
- November 8, 2041  - partial (Saros series 146)
The moon's path through the earth's shadow near its ascending node progresses northward through each sequential eclipse. The second and third are total eclipses.
- List of lunar eclipses and List of 21st century lunar eclipses
- Solar eclipse of November 23, 2003
- May 2003 lunar eclipse
- May 2004 lunar eclipse
- October 2004 lunar eclipse
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