March 1988 lunar eclipse
A penumbral lunar eclipse took place on March 3, 1988. Earlier sources compute this as a 0.3% partial eclipse lasting under 14 minutes, and newest calculations list it as a penumbral eclipse that never enters the umbral shadow.
Relations to other lunar eclipses
This eclipse is part of Saros cycle series 113.
Lunar year series
|Descending node||Ascending node|
|113||1988 Mar 03
||118||1988 Aug 27
|123||1989 Feb 20
||128||1989 Aug 17
|133||1990 Feb 09
||138||1990 Aug 06
|143||1991 Jan 30
||148||1991 Jul 26
|Last set||1987 Apr 14||Last set||1987 Oct 07|
|Next set||1991 Dec 21||Next set||1991 Jun 27|
The Metonic cycle repeats nearly exactly every 19 years and represents a Saros cycle plus one lunar year. Because it occurs on the same calendar date, the earth's shadow will be in nearly the same location relative to the background stars.
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