Partial Lunar Eclipse of 1947 Jun 03
The Partial Lunar Eclipse of 1947 Jun 03 is visible from the following geographic regions:
- eastern South America, Europe, Africa, Asia, Australia
The diagram to the right depicts the Moon's path with respect to Earth's umbral and penumbral shadows. Below it is a map showing the geographic regions of eclipse visibility. Click on the figure to enlarge it. For an explanation of the features appearing in the figure, see Key to Lunar Eclipse Figures.
The instant of greatest eclipse takes place on 1947 Jun 03 at 19:15:43 TD (19:15:15 UT1). This is 3.1 days before the Moon reaches apogee. During the eclipse, the Moon is in the constellation Ophiuchus. The synodic month in which the eclipse takes place has a Brown Lunation Number of 302.
The eclipse belongs to Saros 139 and is number 17 of 79 eclipses in the series. All eclipses in this series occur at the Moons descending node. The Moon moves northward with respect to the node with each succeeding eclipse in the series and gamma increases.
The partial lunar eclipse of 1947 Jun 03 is preceded two weeks earlier by a total solar eclipse on 1947 May 20.
These eclipses all take place during a single eclipse season.
The eclipse predictions are given in both Terrestrial Dynamical Time (TD) and Universal Time (UT1). The parameter ΔT is used to convert between these two times (i.e., TD = UT1 + ΔT). ΔT has a value of 28.0 seconds for this eclipse.
The following links provide maps and data for the eclipse.
- Eclipse Figure - eclipse geometry diagram and map of eclipse visibility
- Saros 139 Table - data for all eclipses in the Saros series
The tables below contain detailed predictions and additional information on the Partial Lunar Eclipse of 1947 Jun 03 .