May 2013 lunar eclipse

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Penumbral Lunar Eclipse
May 25, 2013
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The moon barely grazed the inside of the northern penumbral shadow of the Earth.
Series (and member) 150 (1 of 71)
Duration (hr:mn:sc)
Penumbral 33:34
P1 3:53:15 UTC
Greatest 4:09:58 UTC
P4 4:26:49 UTC
Lunar eclipse chart-2013May25.png
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.


NASA chart of the eclipse

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A simulated view of the earth from the center of the moon at maximal eclipse.


Visibility Lunar Eclipse 2013-05-25.png


Related eclipses[edit]

Lunar year (354 days)[edit]

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.

Saros series[edit]

This is the first lunar eclipse of Saros series 150.[1] The next occurrence will also be a penumbral eclipse on June 5, 2031.

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.

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