May 2050 lunar eclipse

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The moon passes west to east (right to left) across the Earth's umbral shadow, shown in hourly intervals.

A total lunar eclipse will take place on May 6, 2050.

This lunar eclipse is first of a tetrad, four total lunar eclipses in series. The last series was in 2043 and 2044, starting with an March 2043 lunar eclipse.

Visibility[edit]

Lunar eclipse from moon-2050May06.png

Related lunar eclipses[edit]

Lunar year series[edit]

Lunar eclipse series sets from 2049-2052
Ascending node   Descending node
Saros Date
Viewing
Type
Chart
Saros Date
Viewing
Type
Chart
112 2049 May 17
Lunar eclipse from moon-2049May17.png
Penumbral
Lunar eclipse chart close-2049May17.png
117 2049 Nov 09
Lunar eclipse from moon-2049Nov09.png
Penumbral
Lunar eclipse chart close-2049Nov09.png
122 2050 May 06
Lunar eclipse from moon-2050May06.png
Total
Lunar eclipse chart close-2050May06.png
127 2050 Oct 30
Lunar eclipse from moon-2050Oct30.png
Total
Lunar eclipse chart close-2050Oct30.png
132 2051 Apr 26
Lunar eclipse from moon-2051Apr26.png
Total
Lunar eclipse chart close-2051Apr26.png
137 2051 Oct 19
Lunar eclipse from moon-2051Oct19.png
Total
Lunar eclipse chart close-2051Oct19.png
142 2052 Apr 14
Lunar eclipse from moon-2052Apr14.png
Penumbral
Lunar eclipse chart close-2052Apr14.png
147 2052 Oct 08
Lunar eclipse from moon-2052Oct08.png
Partial
Lunar eclipse chart close-2052Oct08.png
Last set 2049 Jun 15 Last set 2048 Dec 20
Next set 2053 Aug 29 Next set 2053 Mar 04

Metonic series[edit]

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.

This series has 9 events centered on May 6th and October 30th: (saros number)

Ascending node Descending node
  1. 2031 May 07 - penumbral (112)
  2. 2050 May 06 - total (122)
  3. 2069 May 06 - total (132)
  4. 2088 May 05 - partial (142)
  5. 2107 May 07 - penumbral (147)
  1. 2031 Oct 30 - penumbral (117)
  2. 2050 Oct 30 - total (127)
  3. 2069 Oct 30 - total (137)
  4. 2088 Oct 30 - partial (147)

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