Saros 132

Catalog of Lunar Eclipses of Saros 132

Fred Espenak

Introduction

The periodicity and recurrence of lunar eclipses is governed by the Saros cycle, a period of approximately 6,585.3 days (18 years 11 days 8 hours). When two eclipses are separated by a period of one Saros, they share a very similar geometry. The two eclipses occur at the same node with the Moon at nearly the same distance from Earth and the same time of year due to a harmonic in three cycles of the Moon's orbit. Thus, the Saros is useful for organizing eclipses into families or series. Each series typically lasts 12 to 13 centuries and contains 70 or more eclipses. Every saros series begins with a number of penumbral lunar eclipses. The series will then produce several dozen partial eclipses, followed by several dozen total eclipses. The later portion of the series produces another set of partial eclipses before ending with a final group of penumbral eclipses.

Catalog of Lunar Eclipses of Saros 132

The table below lists the concise characteristics of every lunar eclipse belonging to Saros 132 . The date and time of each eclipse is given for the instant of Greatest Eclipse. For eclipses between the years -1999 to 3000, the calendar date links to a web page containing additional details along with a diagram of the eclipse geometry and a map showing the geographic region of eclipse visibility for that eclipse. A description of each parameter in the catalog table can be found in Key to Saros Catalog of Lunar Eclipses.

Catalog of Lunar Eclipses of Saros 132
Seq Num Rel Num Calendar Date TD of Greatest Eclipse ΔT

s
ΔT Sigma
s
Luna Num Ecl Type QSE Gamma Pen Mag Um Mag Pen Dur
m
Par Dur
m
Tot Dur
m
1-35 1492-May-1206:21:14 203 20 -6279 Nb a- 1.5338 0.0347-0.9474 52.0 - -
2-34 1510-May-2313:38:06 185 20 -6056 N h- 1.4702 0.1523-0.8316108.2 - -
3-33 1528-Jun-0220:49:33 168 20 -5833 N h- 1.4027 0.2774-0.7089144.9 - -
4-32 1546-Jun-1403:57:37 152 20 -5610 N h- 1.3330 0.4067-0.5825174.0 - -
5-31 1564-Jun-2411:03:06 139 20 -5387 N h- 1.2617 0.5393-0.4534198.7 - -
6-30 1582-Jul-0518:07:58 127 20 -5164 N t- 1.1904 0.6722-0.3246219.9 - -
7-29 1600-Jul-2601:13:16 117 20 -4941 N t- 1.1201 0.8035-0.1979238.3 - -
8-28 1618-Aug-0608:19:42 96 17 -4718 N t- 1.0514 0.9321-0.0742254.5 - -
9-27 1636-Aug-1615:29:54 69 15 -4495 P t- 0.9862 1.0545 0.0426268.5 47.8 -
10-26 1654-Aug-2722:43:59 42 12 -4272 P t- 0.9246 1.1704 0.1526280.6 89.3 -
11-25 1672-Sep-0706:03:26 20 9 -4049 P t- 0.8682 1.2770 0.2531291.1113.8 -
12-24 1690-Sep-1813:28:35 9 6 -3826 P t- 0.8170 1.3742 0.3440300.1131.2 -
13-23 1708-Sep-2921:01:04 9 5 -3603 P t- 0.7725 1.4590 0.4224307.6144.2 -
14-22 1726-Oct-1104:40:32 10 4 -3380 P t- 0.7342 1.5326 0.4897314.0154.1 -
15-21 1744-Oct-2112:26:27 12 3 -3157 P t- 0.7017 1.5953 0.5462319.5161.7 -
16-20 1762-Nov-0120:19:49 15 2 -2934 P t- 0.6759 1.6455 0.5905323.9167.4 -
17-19 1780-Nov-1204:19:51 17 2 -2711 P t- 0.6566 1.6839 0.6232327.5171.5 -
18-18 1798-Nov-2312:25:23 14 1 -2488 P t- 0.6422 1.7128 0.6472330.5174.5 -
19-17 1816-Dec-0420:35:14 12 1 -2265 P t- 0.6320 1.7338 0.6636332.9176.7 -
20-16 1834-Dec-1604:48:06 6 1 -2042 P t- 0.6249 1.7487 0.6746334.9178.2 -
21-15 1852-Dec-2613:03:06 7 1 -1819 P t- 0.6203 1.7588 0.6815336.6179.4 -
22-14 1871-Jan-0621:16:40 -0 0 -1596 P t- 0.6154 1.7690 0.6893338.1180.6 -
23-13 1889-Jan-1705:29:39 -6 0 -1373 P t- 0.6106 1.7787 0.6972339.6181.7 -
24-12 1907-Jan-2913:37:59 6 0 -1150 P t- 0.6028 1.7936 0.7110341.2183.5 -
25-11 1925-Feb-0821:42:22 24 0 -927 P t- 0.5921 1.8134 0.7304343.0185.7 -
26-10 1943-Feb-2005:38:23 26 0 -704 P t- 0.5752 1.8444 0.7616345.2189.0 -
27 -9 1961-Mar-0213:28:40 34 0 -481 P t- 0.5541 1.8828 0.8006347.7192.9 -
28 -8 1979-Mar-1321:08:52 50 0 -258 P t- 0.5254 1.9350 0.8538350.7197.7 -
29 -7 1997-Mar-2404:40:28 62 0 -35 P t- 0.4899 1.9994 0.9195354.0203.1 -
30 -6 2015-Apr-0412:01:24 68 0 188 T t- 0.4460 2.0792 1.0008357.6209.0 4.7
31 -5 2033-Apr-1419:13:51 76 2 411 T t- 0.3954 2.1711 1.0944361.3215.0 49.2
32 -4 2051-Apr-2602:16:28 86 6 634 T p- 0.3371 2.2773 1.2022364.9220.9 69.6
33 -3 2069-May-0609:09:57 99 10 857 T+ pp 0.2717 2.3965 1.3230368.2226.2 84.3
34 -2 2087-May-1715:55:20 115 16 1080 T+ pp 0.1999 2.5276 1.4555371.1230.7 95.1
35 -1 2105-May-2822:34:06 133 22 1303 T+ pp 0.1227 2.6687 1.5977373.2234.0102.4
36 0 2123-Jun-0905:06:28 153 29 1526 T+ pp 0.0406 2.8189 1.7488374.4235.8106.1
37 1 2141-Jun-1911:34:51 177 37 1749 T- pp -0.0446 2.8112 1.7415374.5235.9106.1
38 2 2159-Jun-3018:00:09 203 45 1972 T- pp -0.1323 2.6503 1.5809373.5234.1102.0
39 3 2177-Jul-1100:25:22 231 54 2195 T- pp -0.2199 2.4896 1.4199371.3230.4 93.0
40 4 2195-Jul-2206:49:10 262 64 2418 T pt -0.3087 2.3270 1.2568367.8224.6 77.4
Catalog of Lunar Eclipses of Saros 132
Seq Num Rel Num Calendar Date TD of Greatest Eclipse ΔT

s
ΔT Sigma
s
Luna Num Ecl Type QSE Gamma Pen Mag Um Mag Pen Dur
m
Par Dur
m
Tot Dur
m
41 5 2213-Aug-0213:16:19 296 74 2641 T -t -0.3946 2.1698 1.0987363.2216.8 50.6
42 6 2231-Aug-1319:45:54 332 84 2864 P -t -0.4786 2.0163 0.9439357.5206.9 -
43 7 2249-Aug-2402:22:14 371 95 3087 P -t -0.5572 1.8728 0.7990351.0195.3 -
44 8 2267-Sep-0409:02:59 412 107 3310 P -t -0.6322 1.7360 0.6604343.7181.7 -
45 9 2285-Sep-1415:53:25 456 119 3533 P -t -0.6997 1.6132 0.5357336.2166.9 -
46 10 2303-Sep-2622:50:54 502 132 3756 P -t -0.7616 1.5007 0.4211328.5150.6 -
47 11 2321-Oct-0705:58:35 551 145 3979 P -t -0.8152 1.4033 0.3218321.0133.5 -
48 12 2339-Oct-1813:14:22 603 158 4202 P -t -0.8626 1.3174 0.2339313.8115.2 -
49 13 2357-Oct-2820:41:13 657 172 4425 P -t -0.9010 1.2478 0.1625307.5 96.9 -
50 14 2375-Nov-0904:16:34 714 186 4648 P -t -0.9330 1.1898 0.1030301.9 77.7 -
51 15 2393-Nov-1912:00:29 773 201 4871 P -t -0.9584 1.1438 0.0560297.1 57.5 -
52 16 2411-Nov-3019:52:22 835 216 5094 P -t -0.9775 1.1091 0.0205293.2 34.9 -
53 17 2429-Dec-1103:51:43 900 232 5317 Nx -t -0.9905 1.0853-0.0033290.2 - -
54 18 2447-Dec-2211:56:09 967 248 5540 Nx -t -1.0002 1.0673-0.0208287.8 - -
55 19 2466-Jan-0120:04:16 1037 264 5763 Nx -t -1.0071 1.0540-0.0328285.7 - -
56 20 2484-Jan-1304:14:52 1109 281 5986 Nx -t -1.0125 1.0429-0.0419283.8 - -
57 21 2502-Jan-2412:26:38 1184 298 6209 Nx -t -1.0174 1.0327-0.0495281.9 - -
58 22 2520-Feb-0420:36:25 1261 316 6432 Nx -t -1.0243 1.0184-0.0604279.6 - -
59 23 2538-Feb-1504:44:29 1341 334 6655 Nx -t -1.0330 1.0002-0.0745276.7 - -
60 24 2556-Feb-2612:48:06 1423 353 6878 N -t -1.0460 0.9741-0.0960272.8 - -
61 25 2574-Mar-0820:47:05 1508 371 7101 N -t -1.0632 0.9399-0.1250267.9 - -
62 26 2592-Mar-1904:38:52 1596 391 7324 N -t -1.0868 0.8937-0.1656261.4 - -
63 27 2610-Mar-3112:25:13 1686 410 7547 N -t -1.1154 0.8384-0.2150253.6 - -
64 28 2628-Apr-1020:03:57 1779 430 7770 N -t -1.1505 0.7709-0.2764243.7 - -
65 29 2646-Apr-2203:35:28 1875 451 7993 N -t -1.1921 0.6914-0.3496231.6 - -
66 30 2664-May-0211:00:07 1973 472 8216 N -t -1.2398 0.6008-0.4341216.9 - -
67 31 2682-May-1318:18:47 2073 493 8439 N -t -1.2929 0.5003-0.5285198.9 - -
68 32 2700-May-2501:32:17 2176 514 8662 N -t -1.3506 0.3915-0.6315177.0 - -
69 33 2718-Jun-0508:40:06 2282 536 8885 N -t -1.4133 0.2736-0.7439148.9 - -
70 34 2736-Jun-1515:45:46 2390 559 9108 N -t -1.4785 0.1515-0.8609111.5 - -
71 35 2754-Jun-2622:48:42 2501 581 9331 Ne -t -1.5465 0.0244-0.9833 45.0 - -

Statistics for Lunar Eclipses of Saros 132

Lunar eclipses of Saros 132 all occur at the Moon’s ascending node and the Moon moves southward with each eclipse. The series will begin with a penumbral eclipse near the northern edge of the penumbra on 1492 May 12. The series will end with a penumbral eclipse near the southern edge of the penumbra on 2754 Jun 26. The total duration of Saros series 132 is 1262.11 years.

Summary of Saros 132
First Eclipse 1492 May 12
Last Eclipse 2754 Jun 26
Series Duration 1262.11 Years
No. of Eclipses 71
Sequence 8N 21P 12T 11P 19N

Saros 132 is composed of 71 lunar eclipses as follows:

Lunar Eclipses of Saros 132
Eclipse Type Symbol Number Percent
All Eclipses - 71100.0%
PenumbralN 27 38.0%
PartialP 32 45.1%
TotalT 12 16.9%

The 71 lunar eclipses of Saros 132 occur in the order of 8N 21P 12T 11P 19N which corresponds to the following.

Sequence Order of Lunar Eclipses in Saros 132
Eclipse Type Symbol Number
Penumbral N 8
Partial P 21
Total T 12
Partial P 11
Penumbral N 19

The longest and shortest eclipses of Saros 132 as well as largest and smallest partial eclipses appear below.

Extreme Durations and Magnitudes of Lunar Eclipses of Saros 132
Extrema Type Date Duration Magnitude
Longest Total Lunar Eclipse 2123 Jun 0901h46m06s -
Shortest Total Lunar Eclipse 2015 Apr 0400h04m44s -
Longest Partial Lunar Eclipse 2231 Aug 1303h26m55s -
Shortest Partial Lunar Eclipse 2411 Nov 3000h34m55s -
Longest Penumbral Lunar Eclipse 2429 Dec 1104h50m13s -
Shortest Penumbral Lunar Eclipse 2754 Jun 2600h45m02s -
Largest Partial Lunar Eclipse 2231 Aug 13 - 0.94393
Smallest Partial Lunar Eclipse 2411 Nov 30 - 0.02049

Links to Additional Lunar Eclipse Predictions

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

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.

The largest uncertainty in the eclipse predictions is caused by fluctuations in Earth's rotation due primarily to tidal friction of the Moon. The resultant drift in apparent clock time is expressed as ΔT and is determined as follows:

  1. pre-1950's: ΔT calculated from empirical fits to historical records derived by Morrison and Stephenson (2004)
  2. 1955-present: ΔT obtained from published observations
  3. future: ΔT is extrapolated from current values weighted by the long term trend from tidal effects

A series of polynomial expressions have been derived to simplify the evaluation of ΔT for any time from -2999 to +3000. The uncertainty in ΔT over this period can be estimated from scatter in the measurements.

Acknowledgments

Some of the content on this web site is based on the books Five Millennium Canon of Lunar Eclipses: -1999 to +3000 and 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"

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