Lunar Eclipses: 2001 - 2010

Fred Espenak

Introduction

A concise summary of all lunar eclipses from 2001 through 2010 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: 2001 through 2010

A concise summary of all lunar eclipses from 2001 through 2010 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: 2001 - 2010
Calendar Date TD of Greatest Eclipse Eclipse Type Saros Series Umbral Magnitude Eclipse Duration Geographic Region of Eclipse Visibility
2001 Jan 09 20:21:40 Total 134 1.189 03h16m
01h01m
eastern Americas, Europe, Africa, Asia
2001 Jul 05 14:56:23 Partial 139 0.495 02h39m eastern Africa, Asia, Australia, Pacific
2001 Dec 30 10:30:22 Penumbral 144 -0.115 - eastern Asia, Australia, Pacific, Americas
2002 May 26 12:04:27 Penumbral 111 -0.289 - eastern Asia, Australia, Pacific, western Americas
2002 Jun 24 21:28:13 Penumbral 149 -0.792 - South America, Europe, Africa, central Asia, Australia
2002 Nov 20 01:47:41 Penumbral 116 -0.226 - Americas, Europe, Africa, eastern Asia
2003 May 16 03:41:13 Total 121 1.128 03h14m
00h51m
central Pacific, Americas, Europe, Africa
2003 Nov 09 01:19:38 Total 126 1.018 03h31m
00h22m
Americas, Europe, Africa, central Asia
2004 May 04 20:31:17 Total 131 1.304 03h23m
01h15m
South America, Europe, Africa, Asia, Australia
2004 Oct 28 03:05:11 Total 136 1.308 03h39m
01h20m
Americas, Europe, Africa, central Asia
2005 Apr 24 09:55:54 Penumbral 141 -0.144 - eastern Asia, Australia, Pacific, Americas
2005 Oct 17 12:04:27 Partial 146 0.063 00h56m Asia, Australia, Pacific, North America
2006 Mar 14 23:48:35 Penumbral 113 -0.060 - Americas, Europe, Africa, Asia
2006 Sep 07 18:52:25 Partial 118 0.184 01h31m Europe, Africa, Asia, Australia
2007 Mar 03 23:21:59 Total 123 1.233 03h41m
01h13m
Americas, Europe, Africa, Asia
2007 Aug 28 10:38:27 Total 128 1.476 03h32m
01h30m
eastern Asia, Australia, Pacific, Americas
2008 Feb 21 03:27:09 Total 133 1.106 03h25m
00h50m
Americas, Europe, Africa, central Atlantic
2008 Aug 16 21:11:12 Partial 138 0.808 03h08m South America, Europe, Africa, Asia, Australia
2009 Feb 09 14:39:21 Penumbral 143 -0.088 - eastern Europe, Asia, Australia, Pacific, western North America
2009 Jul 07 09:39:44 Penumbral 110 -0.913 - Australia, Pacific, Americas
2009 Aug 06 00:40:16 Penumbral 148 -0.666 - Americas, Europe, Africa, western Asia
2009 Dec 31 19:23:46 Partial 115 0.076 01h00m Europe, Africa, Asia, Australia
2010 Jun 26 11:39:34 Partial 120 0.537 02h43m eastern Asia, Australia, Pacific, western Americas
2010 Dec 21 08:18:04 Total 125 1.256 03h29m
01h12m
eastern Asia, Australia, Pacific, Americas, Europe

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.