August 2054 lunar eclipse

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August 2054 lunar eclipse
Total eclipse
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Hourly snapshots of the moon's movement through the Earth's shadow
Date18 August 2054
Gamma0.2806
Magnitude1.3062
Saros cycle129 (40 of 71)
Totality82 minutes 57 seconds
Partiality226 minutes 32 seconds
Penumbral369 minutes 27 seconds

A total lunar eclipse will take place on August 18, 2054.

Visibility[edit]

View of the Earth from the moon at greatest eclipse

The entire eclipse will be visible in western North America and the Pacific Ocean. Part or most of the eclipse will be visible in the remainder of the Americas, Oceania, and most of Eastern and Southeastern Asia.

Related lunar eclipses[edit]

Saros series[edit]

Lunar saros series 129, repeating every 18 years and 11 days, containing 71 events, has 11 total lunar eclipses. The first total lunar eclipse of this series was on May 24, 1910, and last will be on September 8, 2090. The two longest occurrence of this series were on July 6, 1982 and July 16, 2000 when totality lasted 106 minutes.

Greatest First
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The greatest eclipse of the series occurred on 2000 Jul 16, lasting 106 minutes.
Penumbral Partial Total Central
1351 Jun 10 1513 Sep 15 1910 May 24 1946 Jun 14
Last
Central Total Partial Penumbral
2036 Aug 7 2090 Sep 8 2469 Apr 26 2613 Jul 24
1901–2100
1910 May 24 1928 Jun 3 1946 Jun 14
Lunar eclipse chart close-1910May24.png Lunar eclipse from moon-1910May24.png Lunar eclipse chart close-1928Jun03.png Lunar eclipse from moon-1928Jun03.png Lunar eclipse chart close-1946Jun14.png Lunar eclipse from moon-1946Jun14.png
1964 Jun 25 1982 Jul 6 2000 Jul 16
Lunar eclipse chart close-1964Jun25.png Lunar eclipse from moon-1964Jun25.png Lunar eclipse chart close-1982Jul06.png Lunar eclipse from moon-1982Jul06.png Lunar eclipse chart close-2000jul16.png Lunar eclipse from moon-2000Jul16.png
2018 Jul 27 2036 Aug 7 2054 Aug 18
Lunar eclipse chart close-2018Jul27.png Lunar eclipse from moon-2018Jul27.png Lunar eclipse chart close-2036Aug07.png Lunar eclipse from moon-2036Aug07.png Lunar eclipse chart close-2054Aug18.png Lunar eclipse from moon-2054Aug18.png
2072 Aug 28 2090 Sep 8
Lunar eclipse chart close-2072Aug28.png Lunar eclipse from moon-2072Aug28.png Lunar eclipse chart close-2090Sep08.png Lunar eclipse from moon-2090Sep08.png

It last occurred on August 7, 2036 and will next occur on August 28, 2072.

This is the 40th member of Lunar Saros 129. The previous event was the August 2036 lunar eclipse. The next event is the August 2072 lunar eclipse. Lunar Saros 129 contains 11 total lunar eclipses between 1910 and 2090. Solar Saros 136 interleaves with this lunar saros with an event occurring every 9 years 5 days alternating between each saros series.

Half-Saros cycle[edit]

A lunar eclipse will be preceded and followed by solar eclipses by 9 years and 5.5 days (a half saros).[1] This lunar eclipse is related to two total solar eclipses of Solar Saros 136.

August 12, 2045 August 24, 2063
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See also[edit]

Notes[edit]

  1. ^ Mathematical Astronomy Morsels, Jean Meeus, p.110, Chapter 18, The half-saros

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