December 1982 lunar eclipse

A total lunar eclipse took place on December 30, 1982. A shallow total eclipse saw the Moon in relative darkness for 1 hour exactly. The Moon was 18% of its diameter into the Earth's umbral shadow, and should have been significantly darkened. The partial eclipse lasted for 3 hours and 16 minutes in total. This was a supermoon since perigee was on the same day. It also was a blue moon, the second full moon of December for the eastern hemisphere where the previous full moon was on December 1.



Related eclipses

There are seven eclipses in 1982, the maximum possible, including 4 partial solar eclipses: January 25, July 20, June 21, and December 15.

Lunar year series

Half-Saros cycle

A lunar eclipse will be preceded and followed by solar eclipses by 9 years and 5.5 days (a half saros). This lunar eclipse is related to two annular solar eclipses of Solar Saros 141.