May 2013 lunar eclipse
|Penumbral Lunar Eclipse|
May 25, 2013
The moon barely grazed the inside of the northern penumbral shadow of the Earth.
|Series (and member)||150 (1 of 71)|
The moon's hourly motion across the Earth's shadow in the constellation of Scorpius
A penumbral lunar eclipse took place on May 24–25, 2013, the second of three lunar eclipses in 2013. It was visually imperceptible due to the small entry into the penumbral shadow.
This event marked the beginning of Saros series 150.
Pre-eclipse in Aguascalientes, Mexico, 0:36 UTC
Animation of the eclipse viewed from South pole of the Moon
Lunar year (354 days)
This eclipse is the one of five lunar eclipses in a short-lived series. The lunar year series repeats after 12 lunations or 354 days (Shifting back about 10 days in sequential years). Because of the date shift, the Earth's shadow will be about 11 degrees west in sequential events.
|Lunar eclipse series sets from 2009–2013|
|Ascending node||Descending node|
|110||2009 July 07
||2009 Dec 31
||2010 June 26
||2010 Dec 21
||2011 June 15
||2011 Dec 10
||2012 June 04
||145||2012 Nov 28
|150||2013 May 25
|Last set||2009 Aug 06||Last set||2009 Feb 9|
|Next set||2013 Apr 25||Next set||2013 Oct 18|
Partial eclipses in series 150 will occur between August 20, 2157 and past the year 3000. Total eclipses will occur between April 29, 2572 and August 28, 2770.
- List of lunar eclipses and List of 21st-century lunar eclipses
- File:Penumbral eclipse of May 25, 2013 from lunar south pole.gif Animation of earth as seen from lunar south pole during the eclipse.
Notes and references
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