Lunar Eclipses: 1941 - 1950

Fred Espenak

Introduction

A concise summary of all lunar eclipses from 1941 through 1950 is presented here in two ways. The first is a series of Figures showing the Moon's path through Earths shadows for each eclipse. The second is a Table listing the primary characteristics of each eclipse. Near the bottom of the page are a series of Links to more on lunar eclipses.

Table of Lunar Eclipses: 1941 through 1950

A concise summary of all lunar eclipses from 1941 through 1950 is presented in the table below. The first column gives the Calendar Date of the instant of greatest eclipse. The second column TD of Greatest Eclipse is the Terrestrial Dynamical Time (TD) when the Moon passes closest to the axis Earth's shadow. The third column lists the Eclipse Type which is either Total, Partial, or Penumbral.

Eclipses recur over the Saros cycle, a period of approximately 18 years 11 days. Each eclipse belongs to the Saros Series shown in column 4. The Umbral Magnitude gives the fraction of the Moon's diameter immersed in Earth's umbral shadow at the instant of greatest eclipse (column 5). The Eclipse Duration gives the length of the partial eclipse. If the eclipse is total then two durations are listed. The first is the interval between the beginning and end of the partial phases. The second value (in bold) is the duration the total phase (column 6). Finally, the Geographic Region of Eclipse Visibility provides a brief description of where each eclipse will be seen.

The eclipse date (first column) links to the prime page for the eclipse. This page features an eclipse diagram and map showing the geographic region of eclipse visibility, as well as detailed predictions, Besellian elements and links to additional information about the eclipse.

The Key to Lunar Eclipse Decade Table contains a more detailed description of each item in the table.

Lunar Eclipses: 1941 - 1950
Calendar Date TD of Greatest Eclipse Eclipse Type Saros Series Umbral Magnitude Eclipse Duration Geographic Region of Eclipse Visibility
1941 Mar 13 11:55:47 Partial 112 0.323 02h00m Asia, Australia, North America, western South America
1941 Sep 05 17:47:14 Partial 117 0.051 00h53m Europe, Africa, Asia, Australia,
1942 Mar 03 00:21:54 Total 122 1.561 03h40m
01h36m
Americas, Europe, Africa, Asia, western Australia
1942 Aug 26 03:48:25 Total 127 1.534 03h34m
01h33m
Americas, Europe, Africa
1943 Feb 20 05:38:23 Partial 132 0.762 03h09m Americas, Europe, Africa, western Asia
1943 Aug 15 19:28:46 Partial 137 0.870 02h58m eastern South America, Europe, Africa, Asia, Australia
1944 Feb 09 05:14:57 Penumbral 142 -0.522 - North Asia, Americas, Europe, Africa
1944 Jul 06 04:40:01 Penumbral 109 -0.440 - Americas, western Europe, Africa
1944 Aug 04 12:26:52 Penumbral 147 -0.476 - eastern Asia, Australia, western Americas
1944 Dec 29 14:49:35 Penumbral 114 -0.018 - Europe, eastern Africa, Asia, Australia, North America
1945 Jun 25 15:14:22 Partial 119 0.859 03h13m eastern Africa, Asia, Australia, western North America
1945 Dec 19 02:20:47 Total 124 1.342 03h25m
01h19m
Americas, Europe, Africa, eastern Asia
1946 Jun 14 18:39:17 Total 129 1.398 03h49m
01h31m
eastern South America, Europe, Africa, Asia, Australia,
1946 Dec 08 17:48:28 Total 134 1.164 03h15m
00h57m
North North America, Europe, Africa, Asia, Australia
1947 Jun 03 19:15:43 Partial 139 0.020 00h35m eastern South America, Europe, Africa, Asia, Australia
1947 Nov 28 08:34:28 Penumbral 144 -0.130 - eastern Asia, eastern Australia, Americas, western Africa, western Europe
1948 Apr 23 13:39:19 Partial 111 0.023 00h34m eastern Africa, Asia, Australia, western North America
1948 Oct 18 02:35:41 Penumbral 116 -0.057 - Americas, Europe, Africa, western Asia
1949 Apr 13 04:11:25 Total 121 1.425 03h26m
01h25m
Americas, Europe, Africa
1949 Oct 07 02:56:55 Total 126 1.224 03h43m
01h13m
Americas, Europe, Africa, western Asia
1950 Apr 02 20:44:34 Total 131 1.033 03h10m
00h27m
eastern South America, Europe, Africa, Asia, Australia
1950 Sep 26 04:17:11 Total 136 1.078 03h30m
00h44m
Americas, Europe, Africa, western Asia

Geographic abbreviations (used above): n = north, s = south, e = east, w = west, c = central

Each link in the following table displays a page containing 10 years of lunar eclipses. Every eclipse has links to an eclipse diagram and map of geographic visibility, and a dedicated web page for that eclipse.

Decade Tables of Lunar Eclipses
Decades
1901-1910 1911-1920 1921-1930 1931-1940 1941-1950
1951-1960 1961-1970 1971-1980 1981-1990 1991-2000
2001-2010 2011-2020 2021-2030 2031-2040 2041-2050
2051-2060 2061-2070 2071-2080 2081-2090 2091-2100

Century Catologs of Lunar Eclipses

Each link in the following table displays a catalog containing 100 years of eclipses.

Century Catalogs of Lunar Eclipses
Centuries
1001-1100 1101-1200 1201-1300 1301-1400 1401-1500
1501-1600 1601-1700 1701-1800 1801-1900 1901-2000
2001-2100 2101-2200 2201-2300 2301-2400 2401-2500
2501-2600 2601-2700 2701-2800 2801-2900 2901-3000

For other centuries, see Six Millennium Catalog of Lunar Eclipses: -2999 to +3000

Links to Additional Lunar Eclipse Predictions

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.

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"

The use of diagrams and maps is permitted provided that they are NOT altered (except for re-sizing) and the embedded credit line is NOT removed or covered.