July 2019 lunar eclipse

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July 2019 lunar eclipse
Partial eclipse
July 2019 Partial Lunar Eclipse.jpg
Near greatest eclipse from Tilehurst, England, 21:30 UTC
Date16 July 2019
Saros cycle139 (22 of 81)
Partiality177 minutes, 56 seconds
Penumbral333 minutes, 43 seconds

A partial lunar eclipse occurred on the 16 and 17 July 2019. The Moon was covered about 65% by the Earth's umbral shadow at maximum eclipse.

This was the last umbral lunar eclipse until May 2021.


It was visible over most of Asia, Australia, Africa, Europe, and South America.[1]

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View of earth from moon during greatest eclipse
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Visibility map


Related eclipses[edit]

Lunar year series[edit]

Saros series[edit]

It is part of Saros cycle 139.

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).[2] This lunar eclipse is related to two total solar eclipses of Solar Saros 146.

July 11, 2010 July 22, 2028
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Saros cycle[edit]

Lunar Saros series 139, repeating every 18 years and 11 days, has a total of 79 lunar eclipse events including 27 total lunar eclipses.

  • First Penumbral Lunar Eclipse: 1658 Dec 09
  • First Partial Lunar Eclipse: 1947 Jun 03
  • First Total Lunar Eclipse: 2073 Aug 17
  • First Central Lunar Eclipse: 2109 Sep 09
  • Greatest Eclipse of Lunar Saros 139: 2199 Nov 02
  • Last Central Lunar Eclipse: 2488 Apr 26
  • Last Total Lunar Eclipse: 2542 May 30
  • Last Partial Lunar Eclipse: 2686 Aug 25
  • Last Penumbral Lunar Eclipse: 3065 Apr 13

See also[edit]


  1. ^ "Lunar eclipse july 2019 timing of all countries". bindassnews.com.
  2. ^ Mathematical Astronomy Morsels, Jean Meeus, p.110, Chapter 18, The half-saros

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