#
Partial Lunar Eclipse of 2200 Apr 30

### Fred Espenak

**Introduction**

The *
Partial Lunar Eclipse of 2200 Apr 30
* is visible from the geographic regions shown on the map to the right.
The diagram above the map depicts the Moon's path with respect to Earth's umbral and penumbral shadows.
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 2200 Apr 30 at 04:44:34 TD (04:40:03 UT1).
This is 6.7 days before the Moon reaches perigee.
During the eclipse, the Moon is in the constellation *Virgo*.
The *synodic month* in which the eclipse takes place has a *Brown Lunation Number* of 3430.

The eclipse belongs to Saros 144 and is number 26 of 71 eclipses in the series.
All eclipses in this series occur at the Moon’s *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 2200 Apr 30 is preceded two weeks earlier by a total solar eclipse on * 2200 Apr 14*.

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., *UT1 = TD - ΔT*).
ΔT has a value of
270.8
seconds for this eclipse.
The uncertainty in ΔT is
66.4 seconds corresponding to a standard error in longitude of the eclipse visibility zones of 0.28°.

The following links provide maps and data for the eclipse.

The tables below contain detailed predictions and additional information on the
Partial Lunar Eclipse of 2200 Apr 30
.

**Polynomial Besselian Elements: Partial Lunar Eclipse of 2200 Apr 30**

Polynomial Besselian Elements |

2200 Apr 30 at 05:00:00.0 TD (=t0) |

n |
x |
y |
d |
f1 |
f2 |
f3 |

0 | 0.30950 | 0.76615 | 0.2570 | 1.23101 | 0.70124 | 0.25998 |

1 | 0.50168 | -0.11380 | 0.0002 | 0.00041 | 0.00042 | 0.00011 |

2 | 0.00024 | -0.00000 | -0.0000 | -0.00000 | -0.00000 | -0.00000 |

3 | -0.00001 | 0.00000 | - | - | - | - |

At time t1 (decimal hours), each besselian element is evaluated by:

x = x0 + x1*t + x2*t^{2} + x3*t^{3} (or x = Σ [xn*t^{n}]; n = 0 to 3)

where: t = t1 - t0 (decimal hours) and t0 = 5.000

*Explanation of Besselian Elements*

### Calendar

The *Gregorian* calendar (also called the Western calendar) is internationally the most widely used civil calendar.
It is named for Pope Gregory XIII, who introduced it in 1582.
On this website, the *Gregorian* calendar is used for all calendar dates from 1582 Oct 15 onwards.
Before that date, the *Julian* calendar is used.
For more information on this topic, see Calendar Dates.

The *Julian* calendar does not include the year 0.
Thus the year 1 BCE is followed by the year 1 CE (See: BCE/CE Dating Conventions).
This is awkward for arithmetic calculations.
Years in this catalog are numbered astronomically and include the year 0.
Historians should note there is a difference of one year between astronomical dates and BCE dates.
Thus, the astronomical year 0 corresponds to 1 BCE, and astronomical year -1 corresponds to 2 BCE, etc..

### Eclipse Predictions

Predictions for the
Partial Lunar Eclipse of 2200 Apr 30
were generated using the
JPL DE406
solar and lunar ephemerides.
The lunar coordinates were calculated with respect to the Moon's *Center of Mass*.
The 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., *UT1 = TD - ΔT*).
ΔT has a value of
270.8
seconds for this eclipse.
The uncertainty in ΔT is
66.4 seconds corresponding to a standard error in longitude of the eclipse visibility zones of 0.28°.

### 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.