March 1959 lunar eclipse

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Partial Lunar Eclipse
March 24, 1959
(No photo)
Lunar eclipse chart close-1959Mar24.png
The moon passes west to east (right to left) across the Earth's umbral shadow, shown in hourly intervals.
Series 112 (62 of 72)
Duration (hr:mn:sc)
Partial
Penumbral
Contacts
P1 UTC
U1
Greatest
U4
P4

A partial lunar eclipse took place on March 24, 1959.[1]

Visibility[edit]

Lunar eclipse from moon-1959Mar24.png

Related lunar eclipses[edit]

Lunar year series[edit]

Lunar eclipse series sets from 1958–1962
Ascending node   Descending node
Saros Date
Viewing
Type
Chart
Saros Date
Viewing
Type
Chart
102 1958 Apr 4
Lunar eclipse from moon-1958Apr04.png
Penumbral
Lunar eclipse chart close-1958Apr04.png
112 1959 Mar 24
Lunar eclipse from moon-1959Mar24.png
Partial
Lunar eclipse chart close-1959Mar24.png
117 1959 Sep 17
Lunar eclipse from moon-1959Sep17.png
Penumbral
Lunar eclipse chart close-1959Sep17.png
122 1960 Mar 13
Lunar eclipse from moon-1960Mar13.png
Total
Lunar eclipse chart close-1960Mar13.png
127 1960 Sep 5
Lunar eclipse from moon-1960Sep05.png
Total
Lunar eclipse chart close-1960Sep05.png
132 1961 Mar 2
Lunar eclipse from moon-1961Mar02.png
Partial
Lunar eclipse chart close-1961Mar02.png
137 1961 Aug 26
Lunar eclipse from moon-1961Aug26.png
Partial
Lunar eclipse chart close-1961Aug26.png
142 1962 Feb 19
Lunar eclipse from moon-1962Feb19.png
Penumbral
Lunar eclipse chart close-1962Feb19.png
147 1962 Aug 15
Lunar eclipse from moon-1962Aug15.png
Penumbral
Lunar eclipse chart close-1962Aug15.png
Last set 1958 May 3 Last set 1958 Oct 27
Next set 1963 Jan 9 Next set 1962 Jul 17

Saros series[edit]

Lunar Saros series 112, repeating every 18 years and 11 days, has a total of 72 lunar eclipse events including 15 total lunar eclipses.

First Penumbral Lunar Eclipse: 859 May 20

First Partial Lunar Eclipse: 985 Aug 03

First Total Lunar Eclipse: 1364 Mar 18

First Central Lunar Eclipse: 1436 Apr 30

Greatest Eclipse of the Lunar Saros 112: 1490 Jun 02

Last Central Lunar Eclipse: 1562 Jul 16

Last Total Lunar Eclipse: 1616 Aug 27

Last Partial Lunar Eclipse: 2013 Apr 25

Last Penumbral Lunar Eclipse: 2139 Jul 12

The greatest eclipse of the series occurred on 1490 Jun 02, lasting 100 minutes.

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 solar eclipses of Solar Saros 119.

March 18, 1950 March 28, 1968
SE1950Mar18A.png SE1968Mar28P.png

See also[edit]

Notes[edit]

  1. ^ Hermit Eclipse: Saros cycle 112
  2. ^ Mathematical Astronomy Morsels, Jean Meeus, p.110, Chapter 18, The half-saros

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