March 2006 lunar eclipse

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Penumbral lunar eclipse
March 14, 2006
Penumbral lunar eclipse 2006 March 14 Warrenton VA.jpg
0:54 UT from Warrenton, Virginia
(Penumbral shadow visible faintly on the right an hour past greatest eclipse)
Lunar eclipse chart close-06mar14.png
The moon passed right to left through the Earth's north penumbral shadow.
Series (and member) 113 (63)
Duration (hr:mn:sc)
Penumbral 04:52:00
Contacts
P1 21:21:32 UTC
Greatest 23:47:32
P4 02:13:32 UTC
Lunar eclipse chart-2006Mar14.png
The moon's path across shadow in Virgo.

A penumbral lunar eclipse took place on March 14, 2006, the first of two lunar eclipses in 2006.

This was a relatively rare total penumbral lunar eclipse with the moon passing entirely within the penumbral shadow without entering the darker umbral shadow.[1]

Visibility[edit]

It was completely visible over Africa and Europe, seen rising over eastern North America, all of South America, and setting over western Asia.

Lunar eclipse from moon-2006Mar14.png
A simulated view of the earth from the center of the moon at maximum eclipse.

Map[edit]

Visibility Lunar Eclipse 2006-03-14.png

Gallery[edit]

Relation to other lunar eclipses[edit]

Lunar year series (354 days)[edit]

Lunar eclipse series sets from 2006–2009
Descending node   Ascending node
Saros #
and photo
Date
Viewing
Type
Chart
Saros #
and photo
Date
Viewing
Type
Chart
113
Penumbral lunar eclipse 2006 March 14 Warrenton VA.jpg
2006 Mar 14
Lunar eclipse from moon-2006Mar14.png
penumbral
Lunar eclipse chart close-06mar14.png
118
Partial lunar eclipse Sept 7 2006-Mikelens.jpg
2006 Sep 7
Lunar eclipse from moon-2006Sep07.png
partial
Lunar eclipse chart close-2006Sep07.png
123
Red moon during lunar eclipse.jpg
2007 Mar 03
Lunar eclipse from moon-2007Mar03.png
total
Lunar eclipse chart close-07mar03.png
128
Lunar Eclipse.jpg
2007 Aug 28
Lunar eclipse from moon-2007Aug28.png
total
Lunar eclipse chart close-2007aug28.png
133
February 2008 total lunar eclipse John Buonomo.jpg
2008 Feb 21
Lunar eclipse from moon-2008Feb21.png
total
Lunar eclipse chart close-08feb20.png
138
20080816eclipsed2.jpg
2008 Aug 16
Lunar eclipse from moon-2008Aug16.png
partial
Lunar eclipse chart close-2008Aug16.png
143
Penumbral lunar eclipse Feb 9 2009 NavneethC.jpg
2009 Feb 9
Lunar eclipse from moon-2009Feb09.png
penumbral
Lunar eclipse chart close-09feb09.png
148
Penumbral lunar eclipse Aug 6 2009 John Walker.gif
2009 Aug 06
Lunar eclipse from moon-2009Aug06.png
penumbral
Lunar eclipse chart close-2009aug06.png
Last set 2005 Apr 24 Last set 2005 Oct 17
Next set 2009 Dec 31 Next set 2009 Jul 07


Saros series[edit]

The eclipse belongs to Saros series 138, and is the 29th of 83 lunar eclipses in the series. The first penumbral eclipse of saros cycle 138 began on October 5, 1503, first partial eclipse on June 13, 1900, and total first will be on September 7, 2044. The last total eclipse will occur on June 8, 2495, last partial on August 13, 2603, and last penumbral eclipse on March 30, 2982.[2]

Metonic cycles (19 years)[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 in nearly the same location relative to the background stars.

  1. 2006 Mar 14 - penumbral (113)
  2. 2025 Mar 14 - total (123)
  3. 2044 Mar 13 - total (133)
  4. 2064 Mar 14- partial (143)
  1. 2006 Sep 07 - penumbral (118)
  2. 2025 Sep 07 - total (128)
  3. 2044 Sep 07 - partial (138)
  4. 2063 Sep 07 - partial (148)
Metonic lunar eclipses 2006-2063A.png

See also[edit]

Notes[edit]

  1. ^ Total Penumbral Lunar Eclipses, Jean Meeus, June 1980
  2. ^ Hermit Eclipse: Eclipse Search

External links[edit]