Lunar Eclipses: 2051 - 2060

Fred Espenak

Introduction

A concise summary of all lunar eclipses from 2051 through 2060 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: 2051 through 2060

A concise summary of all lunar eclipses from 2051 through 2060 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: 2051 - 2060
Calendar Date TD of Greatest Eclipse Eclipse Type Saros Series Umbral Magnitude Eclipse Duration Geographic Region of Eclipse Visibility
2051 Apr 26 02:16:28 Total 132 1.202 03h41m
01h10m
Americas, Europe, Africa, western Asia
2051 Oct 19 19:11:50 Total 137 1.412 03h24m
01h24m
eastern South America, Europe, Africa, Asia, Australia
2052 Apr 14 02:18:06 Penumbral 142 -0.131 - Americas, Europe, Africa, western Asia
2052 Oct 08 10:45:58 Partial 147 0.082 01h03m eastern Asia, Australia, Americas
2053 Mar 04 17:22:09 Penumbral 114 -0.081 - Europe, Africa, Asia, Australia, eastern North America
2053 Aug 29 08:05:50 Penumbral 119 -0.033 - eastern Asia, Australia, Americas, western Africa, western Europe
2054 Feb 22 06:51:27 Total 124 1.277 03h21m
01h12m
eastern Asia, eastern Australia, Americas, Europe, western Africa
2054 Aug 18 09:26:30 Total 129 1.306 03h47m
01h23m
eastern Asia, Australia, Americas, western Africa
2055 Feb 11 22:46:17 Total 134 1.225 03h18m
01h06m
Americas, Europe, Africa, Asia, western Australia
2055 Aug 07 10:53:18 Partial 139 0.959 03h23m eastern Asia, Australia, Americas
2056 Feb 01 12:26:06 Penumbral 144 -0.110 - eastern Asia, Australia, North America, western South America
2056 Jun 27 10:03:09 Penumbral 111 -0.652 - eastern Asia, Australia, southwestern North America, South America
2056 Jul 26 18:43:25 Penumbral 149 -0.349 - Europe, Africa, Asia, Australia
2056 Dec 22 01:48:56 Penumbral 116 -0.311 - Americas, Europe, Africa, western Asia
2057 Jun 17 02:26:20 Partial 121 0.755 02h49m Americas, Europe, Africa, Middle East
2057 Dec 11 00:53:38 Partial 126 0.918 03h24m Americas, Europe, Africa, Asia
2058 Jun 06 19:15:48 Total 131 1.661 03h33m
01h37m
eastern South America, Europe, Africa, Asia, Australia
2058 Nov 30 03:16:18 Total 136 1.426 03h41m
01h30m
northwestern Asia, Americas, Europe, Africa
2059 May 27 07:55:34 Partial 141 0.183 01h37m eastern Indies, Australia, Americas, western Africa
2059 Nov 19 13:01:36 Partial 146 0.208 01h39m eastern Europe, eastern Africa, Asia, Australia, North America
2060 Apr 15 21:37:05 Penumbral 113 -0.316 - South America, Europe, Africa, Asia, Australia
2060 Oct 09 18:53:33 Penumbral 118 -0.080 - eastern South America, Europe, Africa, Asia, Australia
2060 Nov 08 04:04:13 Penumbral 156 -0.937 - 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.