Imagine the Universe!
Imagine Home  |   Ask an Astrophysicist  |  
Ask an Astrophysicist

The Question

(Submitted September 30, 1996)

I live down in Southeast Texas. I saw the lunar eclipse on September 26, 1996 I just wanted to know how many years does that certain eclipse happen.

The Answer

Lunar eclipses happen every year or two. One of the astronomy textbooks that we have has a list of 16 in 13 years. Of those, 11 were total eclipses. There will be another lunar eclipse next year but it will not be total. The next total lunar eclipse visible from the US will occur in the year 2000.

Questions on this topic are no longer responded to by the "Ask an Astrophysicist" service. See for help on other astronomy Q&A services.

Previous question
Main topic
Next question

If words seem to be missing from the articles, please read this.

Imagine the Universe! is a service of the High Energy Astrophysics Science Archive Research Center (HEASARC), Dr. Alan Smale (Director), within the Astrophysics Science Division (ASD) at NASA's Goddard Space Flight Center.

The Imagine Team
Project Leader: Dr. Barbara Mattson
Curator: Meredith Gibb
Responsible NASA Official: Phil Newman
All material on this site has been created and updated between 1997-2014.
This page last updated: Thursday, 01-Dec-2005 13:58:39 EST