Lunar Eclipses: 1971 - 1980

Fred Espenak

Introduction

A concise summary of all lunar eclipses from 1971 through 1980 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: 1971 through 1980

A concise summary of all lunar eclipses from 1971 through 1980 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: 1971 - 1980
Calendar Date TD of Greatest Eclipse Eclipse Type Saros Series Umbral Magnitude Eclipse Duration Geographic Region of Eclipse Visibility
1971 Feb 10 07:45:21 Total 123 1.308 03h45m
01h22m
eastern Asia, Australia, Americas, western Africa, western Europe
1971 Aug 06 19:43:52 Total 128 1.728 03h36m
01h39m
eastern South America, Europe, Africa, Asia, Australia
1972 Jan 30 10:54:05 Total 133 1.050 03h23m
00h35m
Asia, Australia, Pacific, Americas
1972 Jul 26 07:16:21 Partial 138 0.543 02h40m Australia, Pacific, Americas, western Africa
1973 Jan 18 21:17:57 Penumbral 143 -0.129 - eastern Americas, Europe, Africa, Asia, Australia
1973 Jun 15 20:50:41 Penumbral 110 -0.602 - eastern South America, Europe, Africa, Asia, Australia
1973 Jul 15 11:39:17 Penumbral 148 -0.958 - eastern Asia, Australia, Pacific, western Americas
1973 Dec 10 01:45:06 Partial 115 0.101 01h08m Americas, Europe, Africa, central Asia
1974 Jun 04 22:16:44 Partial 120 0.827 03h14m South America, Europe, Africa, central Asia, Australia
1974 Nov 29 15:14:07 Total 125 1.290 03h29m
01h16m
Europe, Africa, Asia, Australia, Pacific, western North America
1975 May 25 05:48:47 Total 130 1.425 03h35m
01h28m
eastern Australia, Pacific, Americas, Africa, western Europe
1975 Nov 18 22:24:13 Total 135 1.064 03h29m
00h40m
Americas, Europe, Africa, Asia, western Australia
1976 May 13 19:55:08 Partial 140 0.122 01h15m eastern South America, Europe, Africa, Asia, Australia
1976 Nov 06 23:01:60 Penumbral 145 -0.259 - Americas, Europe, Africa, Asia
1977 Apr 04 04:19:03 Partial 112 0.193 01h35m Americas, Europe, Africa
1977 Sep 27 08:30:08 Penumbral 117 -0.136 - eastern Asia, Australia, Pacific, Americas
1978 Mar 24 16:23:11 Total 122 1.452 03h39m
01h31m
Europe, Africa, Asia, Austraia, northwestern North America
1978 Sep 16 19:05:01 Total 127 1.327 03h27m
01h19m
Europe, Africa, Asia, Austraia
1979 Mar 13 21:08:52 Partial 132 0.854 03h18m South America, Europe, Africa, Asia, Australia
1979 Sep 06 10:55:02 Total 137 1.094 03h12m
00h44m
Asia, Australia, Pacific, Americas
1980 Mar 01 20:46:04 Penumbral 142 -0.440 - Europe, Africa, Asia, Australia
1980 Jul 27 19:08:58 Penumbral 109 -0.726 - Europe, Africa, Asia, Australia
1980 Aug 26 03:31:21 Penumbral 147 -0.253 - Americas, Europe, Africa

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.