March 1988 lunar eclipse

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The entire moon passed through the penumbral shadow during this eclipse. It grazed the northern edge of the Earth's umbral shadow, but not sufficiently to qualify a partial eclipse.

A penumbral lunar eclipse took place on March 3, 1988. [1]

This was a relatively rare total penumbral lunar eclipse with the moon passing entirely within the penumbral shadow without entering the darker umbral shadow. [2]

Visibility[edit]

Lunar eclipse from moon-1988Mar03.png

Relations to other lunar eclipses[edit]

Saros series[edit]

This eclipse is part of Saros cycle series 113.

Lunar year series[edit]

Lunar eclipse series sets from 1988-1991
Descending node   Ascending node
Saros Date Type
Viewing
Saros Date
Viewing
Type
Chart
113 1988 Mar 03
Lunar eclipse from moon-1988Mar03.png
Penumbral
Lunar eclipse chart close-1988Mar03.png
118 1988 Aug 27
Lunar eclipse from moon-1988Aug27.png
Partial
Lunar eclipse chart close-1988Aug27.png
123 1989 Feb 20
Lunar eclipse from moon-1989Feb20.png
Total
Lunar eclipse chart close-1989Feb20.png
128 1989 Aug 17
Lunar eclipse from moon-1989Aug17.png
Total
Lunar eclipse chart close-1989Aug17.png
133 1990 Feb 09
Lunar eclipse from moon-1990Feb09.png
Total
Lunar eclipse chart close-1990Feb09.png
138 1990 Aug 06
Lunar eclipse from moon-1990Aug06.png
Partial
Lunar eclipse chart close-1990Aug06.png
143 1991 Jan 30
Lunar eclipse from moon-1991Jan30.png
Penumbral
Lunar eclipse chart close-1991Jan30.png
148 1991 Jul 26
Lunar eclipse from moon-1991Jul26.png
Penumbral
Lunar eclipse chart close-1991Jul26.png
Last set 1987 Apr 14 Last set 1987 Oct 07
Next set 1991 Dec 21 Next set 1991 Jun 27

Metonic series[edit]

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 be in nearly the same location relative to the background stars.

  1. 1988 Mar 03 – Partial (113)
  2. 2007 Mar 03 – Total (123)
  3. 2026 Mar 03 – Total (133)
  4. 2045 Mar 03 – Penumbral (143)
  1. 1988 Aug 27 – partial (118)
  2. 2007 Aug 28 – total (128)
  3. 2026 Aug 28 – partial (138)
  4. 2045 Aug 27 – penumbral (148)
Metonic lunar eclipse 1988-2045.png Metonic lunar eclipses 1988-2045.png

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