Six Millennium Catalog of Lunar Eclipses

1901 to 2000 (1901 CE to 2000 CE)

Fred Espenak

Introduction

The Six Millennium Catalog of Lunar Eclipses is organized into a series of sixty 100-year web pages, each one covering a century of lunar eclipses. The 100-year table below covers the period 1901 to 2000 (1901 CE to 2000 CE) [1]. The date and time of each eclipse is given for the instant of Greatest Eclipse [2]. Each eclipse date links to a web page containing additional details and a map showing the geographic region of eclipse visibility for that eclipse. A description of each parameter in the catalog table can be found in Key to Catalog of Lunar Eclipses.

For an explanation of how eclipses are classified, see Lunar Eclipse Basics. The frequency of each eclipse type, the extremes in eclipse magnitude and duration, and other data for the century are presented in the Eclipse Statistics tables following the Catalog of Lunar Eclipses. To select a different century, visit the Index to Six Millennium Catalog of Lunar Eclipses.

Catalog of Lunar Eclipses: 1901 to 2000 (1901 CE to 2000 CE)
Calendar Date TD of Greatest Eclipse ΔT

s
ΔT Sigma
s
Luna Num Saros Num Ecl Type QSE Gamma Pen Mag Um Mag Pen
Dur
m
Par
Dur
m
Total
Dur
m
Zen
Lat
°
Zen
Long
°
1901 May 03 18:30:37 -1 0 -1221 110Nx-t -1.0101 1.0431-0.0334288.3 - - 17S 81E
1901 Oct 27 15:15:17 -0 0 -1215 115P -a 0.9022 1.1841 0.2209259.7 99.4 - 14N127E
1902 Apr 22 18:52:40 0 0 -1209 120T-pp -0.2680 2.4003 1.3327364.4224.6 84.612S 76E
1902 Oct 17 06:03:26 1 0 -1203 125T+-p 0.2201 2.4514 1.4566330.5212.3 88.8 9N 95W
1903 Apr 12 00:12:59 2 0 -1197 130P a- 0.4798 1.9877 0.9677330.2196.6 - 8S 3W
1903 Oct 06 15:17:33 2 0 -1191 135P t- -0.5280 1.9133 0.8654337.6193.7 - 4N128E
1904 Mar 02 03:02:32 3 0 -1186 102N -a -1.4529 0.1749-0.7909110.6 - - 6N 43W
1904 Mar 31 12:32:29 3 0 -1185 140N a- 1.1666 0.7036-0.2688214.2 - - 3S173E
1904 Sep 24 17:34:45 3 0 -1179 145N t- -1.2838 0.5440-0.5384219.1 - - 1S 95E
1905 Feb 19 19:00:02 4 0 -1174 112P -a -0.7984 1.3809 0.4050277.3132.1 - 11N 78E
1905 Aug 15 03:40:59 5 0 -1168 117P -t 0.8457 1.3259 0.2871302.4123.1 - 14S 54W
1906 Feb 09 07:46:58 5 0 -1162 122T--p -0.1199 2.6507 1.6254342.9219.5 97.815N113W
1906 Aug 04 13:00:10 6 0 -1156 127T+pp 0.0477 2.7615 1.7794334.1218.7101.217S166E
1907 Jan 29 13:37:59 6 0 -1150 132P t- 0.6028 1.7936 0.7110341.2183.5 - 19N159E
1907 Jul 25 04:22:27 7 0 -1144 137P a- -0.6925 1.5595 0.6149284.6156.8 - 21S 64W
1908 Jan 18 13:21:37 8 0 -1138 142N t- 1.2940 0.5370-0.5685219.6 - - 22N162E
1908 Jun 14 14:06:32 8 0 -1133 109N -a 1.1054 0.8135-0.1541230.0 - - 22S149E
1908 Jul 13 21:33:55 8 0 -1132 147N a- -1.4186 0.2292-0.7195126.3 - - 23S 38E
1908 Dec 07 21:55:10 9 0 -1127 114Nx-h -1.0060 1.0344-0.0096269.8 - - 22N 29E
1909 Jun 04 01:28:51 10 0 -1121 119T -h 0.3755 2.1800 1.1580341.7210.3 60.422S 23W
1909 Nov 27 08:54:41 10 0 -1115 124T--p -0.2713 2.3544 1.3660323.0206.5 81.221N137W
1910 May 24 05:34:15 11 0 -1109 129T t- -0.3976 2.1625 1.0950360.4215.4 49.521S 85W
1910 Nov 17 00:20:52 12 0 -1103 134T p- 0.4089 2.0904 1.1246307.9193.0 50.619N 9W
1911 May 13 05:56:23 12 0 -1097 139N t- -1.1414 0.7988-0.2706257.0 - - 19S 90W
1911 Nov 06 15:36:44 13 0 -1091 144N a- 1.1101 0.8155-0.1733230.7 - - 17N121E

Catalog of Lunar Eclipses: 1901 to 2000 (1901 CE to 2000 CE)
Calendar Date TD of Greatest Eclipse ΔT

s
ΔT Sigma
s
Luna Num Saros Num Ecl Type QSE Gamma Pen Mag Um Mag Pen
Dur
m
Par
Dur
m
Total
Dur
m
Zen
Lat
°
Zen
Long
°
1912 Apr 01 22:14:16 13 0 -1086 111P -h 0.9116 1.1885 0.1821275.9 95.2 - 4S 28E
1912 Sep 26 11:44:50 14 0 -1080 116P -t -0.9320 1.1779 0.1184294.0 81.8 - 0N178W
1913 Mar 22 11:57:49 15 0 -1074 121T+-p 0.1671 2.5340 1.5683319.8209.4 92.8 0S178W
1913 Sep 15 12:48:19 15 0 -1068 126T-pp -0.2109 2.5123 1.4304373.1230.6 93.5 3S167E
1914 Mar 12 04:13:08 16 0 -1062 131P a- -0.5254 1.8764 0.9111301.6181.5 - 3N 61W
1914 Sep 04 13:54:56 17 0 -1056 136P t- 0.5301 1.9127 0.8584343.2196.0 - 7S151E
1915 Jan 31 04:57:45 17 0 -1051 103N -a 1.5450 0.0453-0.9987 62.1 - - 19N 70W
1915 Mar 01 18:19:31 17 0 -1050 141N a- -1.2573 0.5549-0.4527199.8 - - 7N 88E
1915 Jul 26 12:24:40 18 0 -1045 108N -a -1.3554 0.3546-0.6128158.8 - - 21S176E
1915 Aug 24 21:27:16 18 0 -1044 146N a- 1.2436 0.5750-0.4225204.5 - - 10S 38E
1916 Jan 20 08:39:41 18 0 -1039 113P -t 0.9146 1.2278 0.1327305.8 87.7 - 21N127W
1916 Jul 15 04:46:08 19 0 -1033 118P -a -0.5957 1.7351 0.7944292.5172.5 - 22S 70W
1917 Jan 08 07:44:48 19 0 -1027 123T+pp 0.2415 2.4663 1.3642373.2227.4 87.623N114W
1917 Jul 04 21:39:04 20 0 -1021 128T+pp 0.1419 2.5762 1.6185323.0212.8 96.023S 36E
1917 Dec 28 09:46:31 20 0 -1015 133T a- -0.4484 2.0652 1.0056343.1202.4 12.023N146W
1918 Jun 24 10:28:03 20 0 -1009 138P t- 0.9398 1.1375 0.1297276.4 82.4 - 23S157W
1918 Dec 17 19:06:00 21 0 -1003 143N a- -1.1036 0.8340-0.1679235.0 - - 22N 73E
1919 May 15 01:14:00 21 0 -998 110N -t -1.0820 0.9103-0.1644273.2 - - 20S 20W
1919 Nov 07 23:44:28 21 0 -992 115P -a 0.9246 1.1446 0.1780256.8 89.8 - 17N 0W
1920 May 03 01:51:08 21 0 -986 120T -p -0.3312 2.2818 1.2194360.2219.7 71.516S 29W
1920 Oct 27 14:11:38 22 0 -980 125T+-p 0.2502 2.3992 1.3987331.0211.2 85.013N143E
1921 Apr 22 07:44:39 22 0 -974 130T a- 0.4269 2.0815 1.0678332.0202.1 40.112S116W
1921 Oct 16 22:53:59 22 0 -968 135P t- -0.4902 1.9858 0.9317342.2199.1 - 9N 13E
1922 Mar 13 11:28:46 23 0 -963 102N -a -1.4753 0.1321-0.8302 96.4 - - 2N170W
1922 Apr 11 20:32:13 23 0 -962 140N a- 1.1229 0.7812-0.1863223.3 - - 7S 53E

Catalog of Lunar Eclipses: 1901 to 2000 (1901 CE to 2000 CE)
Calendar Date TD of Greatest Eclipse ΔT

s
ΔT Sigma
s
Luna Num Saros Num Ecl Type QSE Gamma Pen Mag Um Mag Pen
Dur
m
Par
Dur
m
Total
Dur
m
Zen
Lat
°
Zen
Long
°
1922 Oct 06 00:43:51 23 0 -956 145N t- -1.2349 0.6358-0.4508235.3 - - 4N 13W
1923 Mar 03 03:32:09 23 0 -951 112P -a -0.8176 1.3453 0.3701275.3127.2 - 6N 50W
1923 Aug 26 10:39:51 23 0 -945 117P -t 0.9133 1.2013 0.1634290.9 94.3 - 10S160W
1924 Feb 20 16:08:55 24 0 -939 122T--p -0.1338 2.6257 1.5995343.7219.7 97.111N121E
1924 Aug 14 20:20:30 24 0 -933 127T+pp 0.1175 2.6326 1.6519332.1216.9 98.214S 56E
1925 Feb 08 21:42:22 24 0 -927 132P t- 0.5921 1.8134 0.7304343.0185.7 - 15N 38E
1925 Aug 04 11:52:57 24 0 -921 137P a- -0.6208 1.6909 0.7463291.3168.9 - 18S177W
1926 Jan 28 21:20:25 24 0 -915 142N t- 1.2837 0.5551-0.5488222.7 - - 19N 43E
1926 Jun 25 21:25:07 24 0 -910 109N -a 1.1815 0.6750-0.2948213.2 - - 22S 40E
1926 Jul 25 05:00:12 24 0 -909 147N a- -1.3512 0.3542-0.5970155.6 - - 21S 73W
1926 Dec 19 06:20:08 24 0 -904 114Nx-a -1.0102 1.0257-0.0163268.0 - - 22N 96W
1927 Jun 15 08:24:41 24 0 -898 119T -t 0.4543 2.0366 1.0123338.2202.8 17.723S126W
1927 Dec 08 17:35:10 24 0 -892 124T -p -0.2796 2.3389 1.3510321.9205.6 79.822N 94E
1928 Jun 03 12:09:57 24 0 -886 129T tp -0.3175 2.3092 1.2421365.3223.0 75.323S177E
1928 Nov 27 09:01:47 24 0 -880 134T p- 0.3953 2.1166 1.1486308.9194.2 54.822N139W
1929 May 23 12:37:44 24 0 -874 139N t- -1.0651 0.9367-0.1287273.8 - - 21S169E
1929 Nov 17 00:03:12 24 0 -868 144N a- 1.0947 0.8461-0.1474235.1 - - 20N 5W
1930 Apr 13 05:58:54 24 0 -863 111P -h 0.9545 1.1067 0.1065267.4 73.4 - 8S 89W
1930 Oct 07 19:07:10 24 0 -857 116P -t -0.9812 1.0907 0.0253286.7 38.4 - 5N 71E
1931 Apr 02 20:07:55 24 0 -851 121T+-p 0.2043 2.4637 1.5021318.0207.9 89.6 5S 59E
1931 Sep 26 19:48:29 24 0 -845 126T-pp -0.2698 2.4059 1.3208371.3226.9 84.2 1N 61E
1932 Mar 22 12:32:39 24 0 -839 131P a- -0.4956 1.9303 0.9666303.9185.4 - 1S173E
1932 Sep 14 21:01:00 24 0 -833 136P t- 0.4664 2.0296 0.9752347.3204.0 - 3S 44E
1933 Feb 10 13:17:35 24 0 -828 103N -a 1.5600 0.0184-1.0268 39.8 - - 16N165E
1933 Mar 12 02:33:02 24 0 -827 141N a- -1.2369 0.5924-0.4153206.3 - - 2N 36W

Catalog of Lunar Eclipses: 1901 to 2000 (1901 CE to 2000 CE)
Calendar Date TD of Greatest Eclipse ΔT

s
ΔT Sigma
s
Luna Num Saros Num Ecl Type QSE Gamma Pen Mag Um Mag Pen
Dur
m
Par
Dur
m
Total
Dur
m
Zen
Lat
°
Zen
Long
°
1933 Aug 05 19:46:07 24 0 -822 108N -a -1.4216 0.2324-0.7336129.6 - - 18S 66E
1933 Sep 04 04:52:19 24 0 -821 146N a- 1.1776 0.6956-0.3012221.5 - - 6S 74W
1934 Jan 30 16:42:43 24 0 -816 113P -t 0.9258 1.2073 0.1120304.4 80.9 - 18N113E
1934 Jul 26 12:15:38 24 0 -810 118P -a -0.6681 1.6025 0.6612285.8160.8 - 20S178E
1935 Jan 19 15:47:35 24 0 -804 123T+pp 0.2498 2.4502 1.3499372.2226.7 86.321N126E
1935 Jul 16 05:00:05 24 0 -798 128T+pp 0.0672 2.7146 1.7542325.1214.8 99.621S 73W
1936 Jan 08 18:09:58 24 0 -792 133T a- -0.4429 2.0740 1.0173342.2202.5 20.822N 89E
1936 Jul 04 17:25:23 24 0 -786 138P t- 0.8642 1.2778 0.2668289.6116.3 - 22S100E
1936 Dec 28 03:49:08 24 0 -780 143N a- -1.0971 0.8451-0.1550235.6 - - 22N 57W
1937 May 25 07:51:34 24 0 -775 110N -t -1.1582 0.7697-0.3033254.8 - - 22S119W
1937 Nov 18 08:19:25 24 0 -769 115P -a 0.9421 1.1141 0.1443254.6 81.3 - 20N129W
1938 May 14 08:44:00 24 0 -763 120T -t -0.3994 2.1540 1.0966355.0213.1 49.419S132W
1938 Nov 07 22:26:42 24 0 -757 125T -p 0.2739 2.3585 1.3525331.6210.2 81.417N 19E
1939 May 03 15:11:43 24 0 -751 130T a- 0.3693 2.1842 1.1765333.6207.1 62.415S131E
1939 Oct 28 06:36:43 24 0 -745 135P t- -0.4581 2.0477 0.9876346.2203.4 - 12N103W
1940 Mar 23 19:48:17 24 0 -740 102N -a -1.5034 0.0789-0.8802 74.7 - - 3S 64E
1940 Apr 22 04:26:26 25 0 -739 140N a- 1.0741 0.8684-0.0945232.6 - - 11S 67W
1940 Oct 16 08:01:18 25 0 -733 145N t- -1.1925 0.7157-0.3749248.0 - - 8N124W
1941 Mar 13 11:55:47 25 0 -728 112P -a -0.8437 1.2971 0.3226272.3119.8 - 2N177W
1941 Sep 05 17:47:14 25 0 -722 117P -t 0.9747 1.0884 0.0511279.4 53.4 - 6S 93E
1942 Mar 03 00:21:54 25 0 -716 122T--p -0.1545 2.5879 1.5612344.4219.7 95.9 7N 2W
1942 Aug 26 03:48:25 26 0 -710 127T+pp 0.1818 2.5142 1.5344329.6214.2 93.410S 57W
1943 Feb 20 05:38:23 26 0 -704 132P t- 0.5752 1.8444 0.7616345.2189.0 - 12N 81W
1943 Aug 15 19:28:46 26 0 -698 137P a- -0.5533 1.8152 0.8697296.8178.4 - 15S 69E
1944 Feb 09 05:14:57 26 0 -692 142N t- 1.2698 0.5793-0.5223226.7 - - 16N 75W

Catalog of Lunar Eclipses: 1901 to 2000 (1901 CE to 2000 CE)
Calendar Date TD of Greatest Eclipse ΔT

s
ΔT Sigma
s
Luna Num Saros Num Ecl Type QSE Gamma Pen Mag Um Mag Pen
Dur
m
Par
Dur
m
Total
Dur
m
Zen
Lat
°
Zen
Long
°
1944 Jul 06 04:40:01 27 0 -687 109N -a 1.2597 0.5328-0.4398192.8 - - 21S 69W
1944 Aug 04 12:26:52 27 0 -686 147N a- -1.2843 0.4785-0.4758179.2 - - 18S175E
1944 Dec 29 14:49:35 27 0 -681 114Nx-a -1.0115 1.0220-0.0176266.7 - - 22N138E
1945 Jun 25 15:14:22 27 0 -675 119P -t 0.5370 1.8862 0.8593333.4192.7 - 23S132E
1945 Dec 19 02:20:47 27 0 -669 124T -p -0.2845 2.3293 1.3424321.0204.9 78.923N 36W
1946 Jun 14 18:39:17 28 0 -663 129T-pp -0.2324 2.4654 1.3983369.3229.1 91.123S 80E
1946 Dec 08 17:48:28 28 0 -657 134T p- 0.3864 2.1337 1.1639309.6194.9 57.323N 91E
1947 Jun 03 19:15:43 28 0 -651 139P t- -0.9850 1.0819 0.0202289.0 34.7 - 23S 70E
1947 Nov 28 08:34:28 28 0 -645 144N a- 1.0838 0.8684-0.1297238.4 - - 22N132W
1948 Apr 23 13:39:19 28 0 -640 111P -a 1.0016 1.0172 0.0230257.7 34.4 - 12S155E
1948 Oct 18 02:35:41 29 0 -634 116Nx-t -1.0245 1.0141-0.0571279.8 - - 9N 42W
1949 Apr 13 04:11:25 29 0 -628 121T+-p 0.2474 2.3825 1.4251315.9205.7 84.9 9S 62W
1949 Oct 07 02:56:55 29 0 -622 126T -p -0.3219 2.3118 1.2236369.3222.9 72.8 5N 47W
1950 Apr 02 20:44:34 29 0 -616 131T a- -0.4599 1.9951 1.0329306.6189.6 26.9 5S 50E
1950 Sep 26 04:17:11 29 0 -610 136T t- 0.4101 2.1331 1.0783350.1209.8 44.3 1N 66W
1951 Mar 23 10:37:32 30 0 -604 141N a- -1.2099 0.6419-0.3660214.4 - - 2S158W
1951 Aug 17 03:14:41 30 0 -599 108N -a -1.4828 0.1196-0.8455 93.7 - - 15S 47W
1951 Sep 15 12:27:05 30 0 -598 146N a- 1.1187 0.8035-0.1927234.7 - - 2S172E
1952 Feb 11 00:39:48 30 0 -593 113P -t 0.9416 1.1782 0.0832302.0 70.1 - 15N 6W
1952 Aug 05 19:47:55 30 0 -587 118P -a -0.7383 1.4742 0.5318278.5147.2 - 18S 65E
1953 Jan 29 23:47:49 30 0 -581 123T+-p 0.2606 2.4291 1.3314371.1225.8 84.518N 7E
1953 Jul 26 12:21:10 30 0 -575 128T-pp -0.0071 2.8265 1.8629326.6215.7100.719S176E
1954 Jan 19 02:32:21 31 0 -569 133T a- -0.4357 2.0852 1.0322341.3202.9 28.220N 35W
1954 Jul 16 00:20:51 31 0 -563 138P t- 0.7877 1.4202 0.4054301.7140.9 - 21S 4W
1955 Jan 08 12:33:20 31 0 -557 143N a- -1.0907 0.8555-0.1421236.1 - - 21N173E

Catalog of Lunar Eclipses: 1901 to 2000 (1901 CE to 2000 CE)
Calendar Date TD of Greatest Eclipse ΔT

s
ΔT Sigma
s
Luna Num Saros Num Ecl Type QSE Gamma Pen Mag Um Mag Pen
Dur
m
Par
Dur
m
Total
Dur
m
Zen
Lat
°
Zen
Long
°
1955 Jun 05 14:23:23 31 0 -552 110N -t -1.2384 0.6218-0.4498232.4 - - 24S144E
1955 Nov 29 16:59:59 31 0 -546 115P -a 0.9551 1.0917 0.1190253.1 74.2 - 22N102E
1956 May 24 15:31:52 32 0 -540 120P -t -0.4726 2.0174 0.9647348.6204.5 - 21S126E
1956 Nov 18 06:48:16 32 0 -534 125T -p 0.2917 2.3285 1.3172332.3209.5 78.420N106W
1957 May 13 22:31:28 32 0 -528 130T a- 0.3046 2.3001 1.2982335.1211.6 77.618S 21E
1957 Nov 07 14:27:30 32 0 -522 135T t- -0.4332 2.0963 1.0305349.5206.6 27.916N139E
1958 Apr 04 04:00:13 32 0 -517 102Ne-a -1.5380 0.0136-0.9421 31.2 - - 7S 60W
1958 May 03 12:13:30 32 0 -516 140P a- 1.0188 0.9676 0.0092242.3 21.1 - 15S176E
1958 Oct 27 15:27:51 33 0 -510 145N t- -1.1571 0.7825-0.3118258.0 - - 12N124E
1959 Mar 24 20:11:57 33 0 -505 112P -a -0.8757 1.2379 0.2643268.3109.6 - 2S 58E
1959 Sep 17 01:03:36 33 0 -499 117N -t 1.0296 0.9874-0.0495268.1 - - 2S 17W
1960 Mar 13 08:28:21 33 0 -493 122T--p -0.1799 2.5415 1.5145344.9219.4 94.0 3N125W
1960 Sep 05 11:21:51 33 0 -487 127T+-p 0.2422 2.4031 1.4239326.8210.9 86.7 6S171W
1961 Mar 02 13:28:40 34 0 -481 132P t- 0.5541 1.8828 0.8006347.7192.9 - 8N161E
1961 Aug 26 03:08:51 34 0 -475 137P a- -0.4895 1.9330 0.9863301.5186.0 - 11S 46W
1962 Feb 19 13:03:43 34 0 -469 142N t- 1.2511 0.6120-0.4865232.0 - - 12N168E
1962 Jul 17 11:54:48 34 0 -464 109N -a 1.3371 0.3925-0.5835168.3 - - 20S177W
1962 Aug 15 19:57:31 34 0 -463 147N a- -1.2210 0.5963-0.3615198.3 - - 15S 62E
1963 Jan 09 23:19:42 35 0 -458 114Nx-a -1.0128 1.0180-0.0184265.4 - - 21N 12E
1963 Jul 06 22:02:59 35 0 -452 119P -t 0.6197 1.7360 0.7060327.3179.9 - 22S 31E
1963 Dec 30 11:07:25 35 0 -446 124T -p -0.2889 2.3206 1.3350320.1204.3 78.123N166W
1964 Jun 25 01:06:50 35 0 -440 129T-pp -0.1461 2.6238 1.5565372.2233.3100.824S 16W
1964 Dec 19 02:37:54 36 0 -434 134T p- 0.3801 2.1461 1.1748310.2195.5 58.924N 40W
1965 Jun 14 01:49:26 36 0 -428 139P t- -0.9006 1.2351 0.1767302.8100.3 - 24S 27W
1965 Dec 08 17:10:31 36 0 -422 144N a- 1.0775 0.8820-0.1200240.8 - - 24N100E

Catalog of Lunar Eclipses: 1901 to 2000 (1901 CE to 2000 CE)
Calendar Date TD of Greatest Eclipse ΔT

s
ΔT Sigma
s
Luna Num Saros Num Ecl Type QSE Gamma Pen Mag Um Mag Pen
Dur
m
Par
Dur
m
Total
Dur
m
Zen
Lat
°
Zen
Long
°
1966 May 04 21:12:07 37 0 -417 111N -a 1.0554 0.9158-0.0727246.0 - - 15S 42E
1966 Oct 29 10:12:54 37 0 -411 116N -t -1.0600 0.9517-0.1249273.8 - - 12N157W
1967 Apr 24 12:07:04 38 0 -405 121T -p 0.2972 2.2892 1.3356313.4202.8 77.912S178E
1967 Oct 18 10:15:48 38 0 -399 126T -t -0.3653 2.2337 1.1426367.2218.9 59.8 9N157W
1968 Apr 13 04:48:01 39 0 -393 131T p- -0.4173 2.0725 1.1116309.6194.2 48.5 9S 72W
1968 Oct 06 11:42:35 39 0 -387 136T t- 0.3605 2.2242 1.1691352.1214.0 63.0 6N179W
1969 Apr 02 18:33:05 39 0 -381 141N a- -1.1765 0.7034-0.3046223.8 - - 6S 82E
1969 Aug 27 10:48:17 40 0 -376 108Ne-a -1.5407 0.0134-0.9514 31.5 - - 11S161W
1969 Sep 25 20:10:18 40 0 -375 146N a- 1.0656 0.9008-0.0952245.2 - - 2N 55E
1970 Feb 21 08:30:44 40 0 -370 113P -t 0.9620 1.1403 0.0464298.6 52.7 - 11N124W
1970 Aug 17 03:24:06 41 0 -364 118P -a -0.8053 1.3521 0.4080270.7131.4 - 14S 49W
1971 Feb 10 07:45:21 41 0 -358 123T -p 0.2741 2.4026 1.3082369.6224.7 82.215N112W
1971 Aug 06 19:43:52 42 0 -352 128T-pp -0.0794 2.6958 1.7283327.4215.5 99.417S 66E
1972 Jan 30 10:54:05 42 0 -346 133T a- -0.4273 2.0987 1.0497340.4203.4 34.817N160W
1972 Jul 26 07:16:21 43 0 -340 138P t- 0.7117 1.5618 0.5427312.5160.2 - 19S108W
1973 Jan 18 21:17:57 43 0 -334 143N a- -1.0845 0.8656-0.1292236.6 - - 19N 43E
1973 Jun 15 20:50:41 44 0 -329 110N -t -1.3217 0.4685-0.6020204.7 - - 25S 48E
1973 Jul 15 11:39:17 44 0 -328 148Nbt- 1.5178 0.1047-0.9580 99.1 - - 20S174W
1973 Dec 10 01:45:06 44 0 -323 115P -a 0.9644 1.0760 0.1007252.1 68.5 - 24N 28W
1974 Jun 04 22:16:44 45 0 -317 120P -t -0.5489 1.8752 0.8270341.2193.6 - 23S 26E
1974 Nov 29 15:14:07 45 0 -311 125T -p 0.3054 2.3058 1.2896333.2209.0 75.822N129E
1975 May 25 05:48:47 46 0 -305 130T+p- 0.2367 2.4218 1.4253336.0215.2 88.321S 88W
1975 Nov 18 22:24:13 46 0 -299 135T p- -0.4134 2.1352 1.0642352.2209.0 40.219N 20E
1976 May 13 19:55:08 47 0 -293 140P a- 0.9586 1.0761 0.1217251.9 75.4 - 18S 61E
1976 Nov 06 23:02:00 47 0 -287 145N t- -1.1276 0.8383-0.2593265.9 - - 15N 11E

Catalog of Lunar Eclipses: 1901 to 2000 (1901 CE to 2000 CE)
Calendar Date TD of Greatest Eclipse ΔT

s
ΔT Sigma
s
Luna Num Saros Num Ecl Type QSE Gamma Pen Mag Um Mag Pen
Dur
m
Par
Dur
m
Total
Dur
m
Zen
Lat
°
Zen
Long
°
1977 Apr 04 04:19:03 48 0 -282 112P -a -0.9148 1.1657 0.1929263.0 94.8 - 7S 64W
1977 Sep 27 08:30:08 48 0 -276 117N -t 1.0768 0.9008-0.1360257.6 - - 3N130W
1978 Mar 24 16:23:11 49 0 -270 122T--p -0.2140 2.4790 1.4518345.0218.6 90.7 2S116E
1978 Sep 16 19:05:01 49 0 -264 127T -p 0.2951 2.3060 1.3268323.9207.2 78.6 2S 73E
1979 Mar 13 21:08:52 50 0 -258 132P t- 0.5254 1.9350 0.8538350.7197.7 - 3N 46E
1979 Sep 06 10:55:02 50 0 -252 137T a- -0.4305 2.0421 1.0936305.3191.9 44.4 7S164W
1980 Mar 01 20:46:04 51 0 -246 142N t- 1.2270 0.6545-0.4404238.6 - - 8N 52E
1980 Jul 27 19:08:58 51 0 -241 109N -a 1.4139 0.2535-0.7263137.6 - - 18S 74E
1980 Aug 26 03:31:21 51 0 -240 147N a- -1.1608 0.7089-0.2531214.4 - - 12S 52W
1981 Jan 20 07:50:48 51 0 -235 114Nx-a -1.0142 1.0136-0.0192263.9 - - 19N115W
1981 Jul 17 04:47:40 52 0 -229 119P -t 0.7045 1.5822 0.5486319.7163.2 - 21S 70W
1982 Jan 09 19:56:43 52 0 -223 124T -p -0.2916 2.3147 1.3310319.2203.9 77.722N 63E
1982 Jul 06 07:31:47 53 0 -217 129T-pp -0.0579 2.7860 1.7180374.0235.6105.723S112W
1982 Dec 30 11:29:37 53 0 -211 134T p- 0.3758 2.1545 1.1822310.7195.9 60.024N172W
1983 Jun 25 08:23:11 53 0 -205 139P t- -0.8152 1.3901 0.3348314.8134.6 - 24S125W
1983 Dec 20 01:49:57 54 0 -199 144N a- 1.0747 0.8890-0.1167242.3 - - 24N 28W
1984 May 15 04:41:03 54 0 -194 111N -a 1.1131 0.8071-0.1759232.6 - - 18S 71W
1984 Jun 13 14:26:38 54 0 -193 149Nba- -1.5240 0.0647-0.9414 73.0 - - 25S143E
1984 Nov 08 17:56:09 54 0 -188 116N -t -1.0900 0.8993-0.1825268.5 - - 16N 88E
1985 May 04 19:57:19 55 0 -182 121T -p 0.3520 2.1870 1.2369310.3199.0 67.716S 60E
1985 Oct 28 17:43:17 55 0 -176 126T -t -0.4022 2.1673 1.0736365.1215.0 43.913N 91E
1986 Apr 24 12:43:30 55 0 -170 131T p- -0.3683 2.1620 1.2022312.7198.8 63.613S169E
1986 Oct 17 19:18:54 55 0 -164 136T h- 0.3189 2.3008 1.2455353.3216.8 73.710N 67E
1987 Apr 14 02:19:48 55 0 -158 141N h- -1.1364 0.7770-0.2312234.2 - - 10S 35W
1987 Oct 07 04:02:29 56 0 -152 146N a- 1.0189 0.9864-0.0095253.6 - - 6N 64W

Catalog of Lunar Eclipses: 1901 to 2000 (1901 CE to 2000 CE)
Calendar Date TD of Greatest Eclipse ΔT

s
ΔT Sigma
s
Luna Num Saros Num Ecl Type QSE Gamma Pen Mag Um Mag Pen
Dur
m
Par
Dur
m
Total
Dur
m
Zen
Lat
°
Zen
Long
°
1988 Mar 03 16:13:42 56 0 -147 113Nx-t 0.9886 1.0908-0.0016293.8 - - 7N120E
1988 Aug 27 11:05:29 56 0 -141 118P -a -0.8682 1.2380 0.2916262.6113.0 - 11S165W
1989 Feb 20 15:36:18 56 0 -135 123T -p 0.2935 2.3651 1.2747367.8223.1 78.511N130E
1989 Aug 17 03:09:07 57 0 -129 128T--p -0.1491 2.5703 1.5984327.6214.3 95.814S 46W
1990 Feb 09 19:12:02 57 0 -123 133T a- -0.4148 2.1191 1.0750339.7204.3 42.314N 76E
1990 Aug 06 14:13:15 57 0 -117 138P t- 0.6374 1.7005 0.6766322.1175.5 - 16S148E
1991 Jan 30 05:59:37 58 0 -111 143N a- -1.0752 0.8808-0.1106237.6 - - 17N 87W
1991 Jun 27 03:15:42 58 0 -106 110N -t -1.4064 0.3127-0.7571169.6 - - 25S 48W
1991 Jul 26 18:08:48 58 0 -105 148N t- 1.4370 0.2542-0.8109152.8 - - 18S 89E
1991 Dec 21 10:34:00 58 0 -100 115P -a 0.9709 1.0651 0.0876251.6 64.1 - 24N159W
1992 Jun 15 04:57:57 59 0 -94 120P -t -0.6289 1.7264 0.6822332.3179.8 - 24S 74W
1992 Dec 09 23:45:05 59 0 -88 125T -p 0.3144 2.2915 1.2709334.2208.8 73.923N 2E
1993 Jun 04 13:01:26 59 0 -82 130T+p- 0.1638 2.5532 1.5617336.4217.9 95.822S164E
1993 Nov 29 06:27:06 60 0 -76 135T p- -0.3994 2.1633 1.0876354.5210.8 46.721N 99W
1994 May 25 03:31:20 60 0 -70 140P a- 0.8933 1.1941 0.2432261.3104.6 - 20S 53W
1994 Nov 18 06:44:54 61 0 -64 145N t- -1.1048 0.8816-0.2189271.7 - - 18N105W
1995 Apr 15 12:19:04 61 0 -59 112P -a -0.9594 1.0836 0.1114256.4 73.0 - 11S175E
1995 Oct 08 16:05:12 61 0 -53 117N -t 1.1179 0.8253-0.2115247.7 - - 7N116E
1996 Apr 04 00:10:47 62 0 -47 122T--p -0.2534 2.4068 1.3795344.8217.2 85.8 6S 2W
1996 Sep 27 02:55:24 62 0 -41 127T -p 0.3426 2.2188 1.2395321.0203.3 69.2 2N 46W
1997 Mar 24 04:40:28 62 0 -35 132P t- 0.4899 1.9994 0.9195354.0203.1 - 1S 68W
1997 Sep 16 18:47:42 63 0 -29 137T p- -0.3768 2.1417 1.1909308.3196.5 61.5 3S 77E
1998 Mar 13 04:21:09 63 0 -23 142N t- 1.1964 0.7086-0.3824246.4 - - 4N 62W
1998 Aug 08 02:25:55 63 0 -18 109N -a 1.4876 0.1206-0.8637 96.5 - - 15S 35W
1998 Sep 06 11:11:11 63 0 -17 147N a- -1.1058 0.8122-0.1544227.9 - - 7S168W
1999 Jan 31 16:18:34 63 0 -12 114Nx-a -1.0190 1.0027-0.0258261.8 - - 16N119E
1999 Jul 28 11:34:46 64 0 -6 119P -t 0.7863 1.4342 0.3966311.0142.6 - 18S172W
2000 Jan 21 04:44:35 64 0 0 124T -p -0.2957 2.3060 1.3246318.3203.3 77.020N 68W
2000 Jul 16 13:56:39 64 0 6 129T+pp 0.0302 2.8375 1.7684374.5236.0106.421S153E

Statistics for Lunar Eclipses: 1901 to 2000 (1901 CE to 2000 CE)

During the 20th century CE [1], Earth experienced 229 lunar eclipses. The following table shows the number of eclipses of each type over this period.

Lunar Eclipses: 1901 - 2000
Eclipse Type Symbol Number Percent
All Eclipses - 229100.0%
PenumbralN 83 36.2%
PartialP 65 28.4%
TotalT 81 35.4%

Total eclipses can be further classified as either central or non-central:

  • Central - Some portion of the Moon passes directly through the center of Earth’s umbral shadow.
    These are the deepest and longest type of lunar eclipse.
  • Non-Central - The Moon passes completely within Earth’s umbral shadow but misses the center of the umbra.

The statistical distribution of these classes during the 20th century CE appears in the following table.

Total Eclipses
Classification Number Percent
All 81100.0%
Central 33 40.7%
Non-Central 48 59.3%

There are two to five lunar eclipses in every calendar year. Statistics for the number of eclipses each year during the century are listed below.

Number of Eclipses Per Year
Number of Eclipses Per Year Number of Years
2 78
3 15
4 7
5 0

The lunar eclipses with the longest and shortest durations, and with the largest and smallest magnitudes appear in the following two tables.

Extreme Durations of Lunar Eclipses
Extrema Type Date Duration
Longest Total Lunar Eclipse 2000 Jul 1601h46m25s
Shortest Total Lunar Eclipse 1917 Dec 2800h11m57s
Longest Partial Lunar Eclipse 1956 May 2403h24m29s
Shortest Partial Lunar Eclipse 1958 May 0300h21m04s
Longest Penumbral Lunar Eclipse 1988 Mar 0304h53m51s
Shortest Penumbral Lunar Eclipse 1958 Apr 0400h31m09s
 
Extreme Magnitudes of Lunar Eclipses
Extrema Type Date Umbral Magnitude Penumbral Magnitude
Largest Total Lunar Eclipse 1953 Jul 261.86286 -
Smallest Total Lunar Eclipse 1917 Dec 281.00564 -
Largest Partial Lunar Eclipse 1939 Oct 280.98764 -
Smallest Partial Lunar Eclipse 1958 May 030.00919 -
Largest Penumbral Lunar Eclipse 1988 Mar 03 - 1.09076
Smallest Penumbral Lunar Eclipse 1969 Aug 27 - 0.01337

When four consecutive lunar eclipses are all total eclipses, the series is known as a tetrad. The following table lists the dates of all total eclipses in the 5 tetrads occurring during this century.

Lunar Eclipse Tetrad Series
Series Number First Eclipse Second Eclipse Third Eclipse Fourth Eclipse
1 1909 Jun 04 1909 Nov 27 1910 May 24 1910 Nov 17
2 1927 Jun 15 1927 Dec 08 1928 Jun 03 1928 Nov 27
3 1949 Apr 13 1949 Oct 07 1950 Apr 02 1950 Sep 26
4 1967 Apr 24 1967 Oct 18 1968 Apr 13 1968 Oct 06
5 1985 May 04 1985 Oct 28 1986 Apr 24 1986 Oct 17

During the century, 2 Saros series begin and 2 Saros series end. The table below gives the Saros series, number of eclipses in the series, the calendar date and whether it is the first or last eclipse in the series.

First or Last Eclipse in Saros Series
Saros Series Number of Eclipses Date Pernumbral Magnitude First/Last
102 84 1958 Apr 04 0.0136Last
108 72 1969 Aug 27 0.0134Last
148 71 1973 Jul 15 0.1047First
149 72 1984 Jun 13 0.0647First

There are two lunar eclipses in the same same calendar month as follows: 1904 Mar.

Footnotes

[1] The terms BCE and CE are abbreviations for "Before Common Era" and "Common Era," respectively. They are the secular equivalents to the BC and AD dating conventions. (See: Year Dating Conventions)

[2] Greatest eclipse is defined as the instant when the center of the Moon passes closest to the axis of Earth's shadows.

Links to Additional Lunar Eclipse Information

Calendar

The Gregorian calendar (also called the Western calendar) is internationally the most widely used civil calendar. It is named for Pope Gregory XIII, who introduced it in 1582. On this website, the Gregorian calendar is used for all calendar dates from 1582 Oct 15 onwards. Before that date, the Julian calendar is used. For more information on this topic, see Calendar Dates.

The Julian calendar does not include the year 0. Thus the year 1 BCE is followed by the year 1 CE (See: BCE/CE Dating Conventions). This is awkward for arithmetic calculations. Years in this catalog are numbered astronomically and include the year 0. Historians should note there is a difference of one year between astronomical dates and BCE dates. Thus, the astronomical year 0 corresponds to 1 BCE, and astronomical year -1 corresponds to 2 BCE, etc..

Eclipse Predictions

The eclipse predictions presented here were generated using the JPL DE406 solar and lunar ephemerides. The lunar coordinates have been calculated with respect to the Moon's Center of Mass.

The largest uncertainty in the eclipse predictions is caused by fluctuations in Earth's rotation due primarily to tidal friction of the Moon. The resultant drift in apparent clock time is expressed as ΔT and is determined as follows:

  1. pre-1950's: ΔT calculated from empirical fits to historical records derived by Morrison and Stephenson (2004)
  2. 1955-present: ΔT obtained from published observations
  3. future: ΔT is extrapolated from current values weighted by the long term trend from tidal effects

A series of polynomial expressions have been derived to simplify the evaluation of ΔT for any time from -2999 to +3000. The uncertainty in ΔT over this period can be estimated from scatter in the measurements.

Acknowledgments

Some of the content on this web site is based on the book Thousand Year Canon of Lunar Eclipses 1501 to 2500. All eclipse calculations are by Fred Espenak, and he assumes full responsibility for their accuracy.

Permission is granted to reproduce eclipse data when accompanied by a link to this page and an acknowledgment:

"Eclipse Predictions by Fred Espenak, www.EclipseWise.com"

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