March 2025 lunar eclipse
|Total lunar eclipse|
March 14, 2025
|Ecliptic north up|
The Moon will pass west to east (right to left) through the Earth's shadow.
|Saros (and member)||123 (53 of 73)|
A total lunar eclipse will take place on March 14, 2025.
It will be completely visible from the Americas, will be seen rising over New Zealand and eastern Asia, and setting over western Europe and western Africa.
Lunar year series
|Descending node||Ascending node|
|113||2024 Mar 25
||118||2024 Sep 18
|123||2025 Mar 14
||128||2025 Sep 07
|133||2026 Mar 03
||138||2026 Aug 28
|143||2027 Feb 20
||148||2027 Aug 17
|Last set||2023 Oct 28||Last set||2023 May 05|
|Next set||2027 Jul 18||Next set||2028 Jan 12|
Lunar saros series 123, repeating every 18 years and 11 days, has 25 total lunar eclipses. The first total lunar eclipse of this series was on July 16, 1628, and last will be on April 4, 2061. The two longest occurrence of this series were on September 20, 1736 and October 1, 1754 when totality lasted 106 minutes.
Metonic cycles (19 years)
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 in nearly the same location relative to the background stars.
|March 9, 2016||March 20, 2034|
- Mathematical Astronomy Morsels, Jean Meeus, p.110, Chapter 18, The half-saros
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