Lunar Eclipses: 1951 - 1960
A concise summary of all lunar eclipses from 1951 through 1960 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.
Figures of Lunar Eclipses: 1951 - 1960
The figures below offer a concise summary of all lunar eclipses from 1951 through 1960 . Each figure consists of a diagram showing the Moon's path through Earth's shadows and a map depicting the geographic region of visibility for a single eclipse. Click on an eclipse figure to link to a web page with complete details about that eclipse, including a larger version of the figure. Visit the Key to Lunar Eclipse Figures for a detailed explanation of these figures.
Table of Lunar Eclipses: 1951 through 1960
A concise summary of all lunar eclipses from 1951 through 1960 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: 1951 - 1960|
|Calendar Date||TD of Greatest Eclipse||Eclipse Type||Saros Series||Umbral Magnitude||Eclipse Duration||Geographic Region of Eclipse Visibility|
|1951 Mar 23||10:37:32||Penumbral||141||-0.366||-||eastern Asia, Australia, Pacific, Americas|
|1951 Aug 17||03:14:41||Penumbral||108||-0.845||-||Americas, Europe, Africa|
|1951 Sep 15||12:27:05||Penumbral||146||-0.193||-||Asia, Australia, Pacific, western North America|
|1952 Feb 11||00:39:48||Partial||113||0.083||01h10m||Americas, Europe, Africa, Asia|
|1952 Aug 05||19:47:55||Partial||118||0.532||02h27m||eastern South America, Europe, Africa, Asia, Australia|
|1953 Jan 29||23:47:49||Total||123||1.331|| 03h46m
|Americas, Europe, Africa, Asia|
|1953 Jul 26||12:21:10||Total||128||1.863|| 03h36m
|Asia, Australia, Pacific, western Americas|
|1954 Jan 19||02:32:21||Total||133||1.032|| 03h23m
|Americas, Europe, Africa, western Asia|
|1954 Jul 16||00:20:51||Partial||138||0.405||02h21m||Americas, Europe, Africa, western Asia|
|1955 Jan 08||12:33:20||Penumbral||143||-0.142||-||Asia, Australia, Pacific, North America|
|1955 Jun 05||14:23:23||Penumbral||110||-0.450||-||Asia, Australia, Pacific|
|1955 Nov 29||16:59:59||Partial||115||0.119||01h14m||Europe, Africa, Asia, Australia, Pacific|
|1956 May 24||15:31:52||Partial||120||0.965||03h24m||Africa, Asia, Australia, Pacific|
|1956 Nov 18||06:48:16||Total||125||1.317|| 03h29m
|northeastern Asia, Pacific, Americas, Europe, western Africa|
|1957 May 13||22:31:28||Total||130||1.298|| 03h32m
|eastern North America, South America, Europe, Africa, Asia, Australia|
|1957 Nov 07||14:27:30||Total||135||1.031|| 03h27m
|eastern Africa, Europe, Asia, Australia, Pacific, western North America|
|1958 Apr 04||04:00:13||Penumbral||102||-0.942||-||Americas, western Africa, western Europe|
|1958 May 03||12:13:30||Partial||140||0.009||00h21m||eastern Asia, Australia, Pacific, western Americas|
|1958 Oct 27||15:27:51||Penumbral||145||-0.312||-||Asia, Australia, Pacific|
|1959 Mar 24||20:11:57||Partial||112||0.264||01h50m||eastern South America, Africa, Asia, Australia|
|1959 Sep 17||01:03:36||Penumbral||117||-0.050||-||South America, Europe, Africa|
|1960 Mar 13||08:28:21||Total||122||1.514|| 03h39m
|eastern Asia, Australia, Pacific, Americas, western Europe, western Africa|
|1960 Sep 05||11:21:51||Total||127||1.424|| 03h31m
|eastern Asia, Australia, Pacific, Americas|
Geographic abbreviations (used above): n = north, s = south, e = east, w = west, c = central
Decade Tables of Lunar Eclipses
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|
Century Catologs of Lunar Eclipses
Each link in the following table displays a catalog containing 100 years of eclipses.
|Century Catalogs of Lunar Eclipses|
For other centuries, see Six Millennium Catalog of Lunar Eclipses: -2999 to +3000
Links to Additional Lunar Eclipse Predictions
- Home - home page of EclipseWise with predictions for both solar and lunar eclipses
- Lunar Eclipses - primary page for lunar eclipse predictions
- Lunar Eclipse Links - detailed directory of links
- Six Millennium Catalog of Lunar Eclipses - including the years -2999 to +3000 (3000 BCE to 3000 CE)
- Saros Catalog of Lunar Eclipses - covers Saros series -40 through 190
- Thousand Year Canon of Lunar Eclipses 1501 to 2500
- MrEclipse.com - Eclipse resources and tips on photography
- Lunar Eclipses for Beginners - a primer on lunar eclipse basics
- How to Photograph a Lunar Eclipse - instructions for imaging an eclipse of the Moon
- MrEclipse Photo Index - an index of lunar eclipse photographs
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.