July 2019 lunar eclipse

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July 2019 lunar eclipse
Partial eclipse
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Chart of the eclipse; ecliptic north is up, hourly motion shown right to left
Date16 July 2019
Saros cycle139 (22 of 81)
Partiality177 minutes, 56 seconds
Penumbral333 minutes, 43 seconds

A partial lunar eclipse should take place on 16 and 17 July 2019. The Moon should be about half-covered by the Earth's umbral shadow at maximum eclipse.


It will be visible over most of Asia, Australia, Africa, Europe, and most of South America.

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

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