May 1939 lunar eclipse

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Lunar eclipse chart close-1939May03.png

A total lunar eclipse took place on May 3, 1939.

Visibility[edit]

Lunar eclipse from moon-1939May03.png

Related lunar eclipses[edit]

Lunar year series[edit]

Lunar eclipse series sets from 1937–1940
Ascending node   Descending node
Saros Date
Viewing
Type
Chart
Saros Date
Viewing
Type
Chart
110 1937 May 25
Lunar eclipse from moon-1937May25.png
Penumbral
Lunar eclipse chart close-1937May25.png
115 1937 Nov 18
Lunar eclipse from moon-1937Nov18.png
Partial
Lunar eclipse chart close-1937Nov18.png
120 1938 May 14
Lunar eclipse from moon-1938May14.png
Total
Lunar eclipse chart close-1938May14.png
125 1938 Nov 07
Lunar eclipse from moon-1938Nov07.png
Total
Lunar eclipse chart close-1938Nov07.png
130 1939 May 03
Lunar eclipse from moon-1939May03.png
Total
Lunar eclipse chart close-1939May03.png
135 1939 Oct 28
Lunar eclipse from moon-1939Oct28.png
Partial
Lunar eclipse chart close-1939Oct28.png
140 1940 Apr 22
Lunar eclipse from moon-1940Apr22.png
Penumbral
Lunar eclipse chart close-1940Apr22.png
145 1940 Oct 16
Lunar eclipse from moon-1940Oct16.png
Penumbral
Lunar eclipse chart close-1940Oct16.png

Saros series[edit]

Lunar saros series 130, repeating every 18 years and 11 days, has a total of 72 lunar eclipse events including 14 total lunar eclipses.

Greatest First
Lunar eclipse chart close-29jun26.png
The greatest eclipse of the series will occur on 2029 Jun 26, lasting 102 minutes.[1]
Penumbral Partial Total Central
1416 Jun 10 1560 Sep 4 1921 Apr 22 1957 May 13
Last
Central Total Partial Penumbral
2083 Jul 29 2155 Sep 11 2552 May 10 2696 Aug 5
1901–2100
1903 Apr 12 1921 Apr 22 1939 May 3
Lunar eclipse chart close-1903Apr12.png Lunar eclipse from moon-1903Apr12.png Lunar eclipse chart close-1921Apr22.png Lunar eclipse from moon-1921Apr22.png Lunar eclipse chart close-1939May03.png Lunar eclipse from moon-1939May03.png
1957 May 13 1975 May 25 1993 Jun 4
Lunar eclipse chart close-1957May13.png Lunar eclipse from moon-1957May13.png Lunar eclipse chart close-1975May25.png Lunar eclipse from moon-1975May25.png Lunar eclipse chart close-1993Jun04.png Lunar eclipse from moon-1993Jun04.png
2011 Jun 15 2029 Jun 26 2047 Jul 7
Lunar eclipse chart close-2011jun15.png Lunar eclipse from moon-2011Jun15.png Lunar eclipse chart close-29jun26.png Lunar eclipse from moon-2029Jun26.png Lunar eclipse chart close-2047Jul07.png Lunar eclipse from moon-2047Jul07.png
2065 Jul 17 2083 Jul 29
Lunar eclipse chart close-2065Jul17.png Lunar eclipse from moon-2065Jul17.png Lunar eclipse chart close-2083Jul29.png Lunar eclipse from moon-2083Jul29.png

Inex series[edit]

The inex series repeats eclipses 20 days short of 29 years, repeating on average every 10571.95 days. This period is equal to 358 lunations (synodic months) and 388.5 draconic months. Saros series increment by one on successive Inex events and repeat at alternate ascending and descending lunar nodes.

This period is 383.6734 anomalistic months (the period of the Moon's elliptical orbital precession). Despite the average 0.05 time-of-day shift between subsequent events, the variation of the Moon in its elliptical orbit at each event causes the actual eclipse time to vary significantly.

Series events from 1500–2500
Descending node Ascending node Descending node Ascending node
Saros Date
Chart
Saros Date
Chart
Saros Date
Chart
Saros Date
Chart
115 1505 Feb 18
Lunar eclipse chart close-1505Feb18.png
116 1534 Jan 30
Lunar eclipse chart close-1534Jan30.png
117 1563 Jan 9 118 1591 Dec 30
119 1620 Dec 9 120 1649 Nov 19 121 1678 Oct 29 122 1707 Oct 11
123 1736 Sep 20 124 1765 Aug 30 125 1794 Aug 11 126 1823 Jul 23
127 1852 Jul 1 128 1881 Jun 12 129 1910 May 24
Lunar eclipse chart close-1910May24.png
130 1939 May 3
Lunar eclipse chart close-1939May03.png
131 1968 Apr 13
Lunar eclipse chart close-1968Apr13.png
132 1997 Mar 24
Lunar eclipse chart close-1997Mar24.png
133 2026 Mar 3
Lunar eclipse chart close-2026Mar03.png
134 2055 Feb 11
Lunar eclipse chart close-2055Feb11.png
135 2084 Jan 22
Lunar eclipse chart close-2084Jan22.png
136 2113 Jan 2 137 2141 Dec 13 138 2170 Nov 23
139 2199 Nov 2 140 2228 Oct 14 141 2257 Sep 24 142 2286 Sep 3
143 2315 Aug 16 144 2344 Jul 26 145 2373 Jul 5 146 2402 Jun 16
147 2431 May 27 148 2460 May 5
Lunar eclipse chart close-2460May05.png
149 2489 Apr 16
Lunar eclipse chart close-2489Apr16.png

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