Partial Lunar Eclipse of 1956 May 24
The Partial Lunar Eclipse of 1956 May 24 is visible from the following geographic regions:
- Africa, Asia, Australia, Pacific
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 1956 May 24 at 15:31:52 TD (15:31:20 UT1). This is 4.2 days before the Moon reaches apogee. During the eclipse, the Moon is in the constellation Scorpius. The synodic month in which the eclipse takes place has a Brown Lunation Number of 413.
The eclipse belongs to Saros 120 and is number 54 of 83 eclipses in the series. All eclipses in this series occur at the Moons ascending node. The Moon moves southward with respect to the node with each succeeding eclipse in the series and gamma decreases.
The partial lunar eclipse of 1956 May 24 is followed two weeks later by a total solar eclipse on 1956 Jun 08.
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 31.6 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 120 Table - data for all eclipses in the Saros series
The tables below contain detailed predictions and additional information on the Partial Lunar Eclipse of 1956 May 24 .