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October 1985 lunar eclipse

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Start date  October 28, 1985
October 1985 lunar eclipse
Other Instances  April 2099 lunar eclipse

A total lunar eclipse took place on October 28, 1985.

Metonic series

This eclipse is the second of four Metonic cycle lunar eclipses on the same date, October 28–29, 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.

References

October 1985 lunar eclipse Wikipedia


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