March 2007 lunar eclipse
|Total Lunar Eclipse|
March 3–4, 2007
The moon in the Earth's northern half umbral shadow during totality, at 23:29 UTC
The moon's path through the Earth's northern umbral shadow.
|Series (and member)||123 (57 of 73)|
|U4||1:11:24 (Mar 4)|
|P4||2:23:37 (Mar 4)|
Eclipse across descending node in Leo
A total lunar eclipse took place on March 3, 2007, the first of two eclipses in 2007. The moon entered the penumbral shadow at 20:18 UTC, and the umbral shadow at 21:30 UTC. The total phase lasted between 22:44 UTC and 23:58 UTC with a distinctive brick-red shade (L=3 to L=4 on the Danjon scale). The moon left the umbra shadow at 01:11 UTC and left the penumbra shadow at 02:24 UTC 2007-03-04. The second lunar eclipse of 2007 occurred on August 28.
The previous lunar eclipse on September 7, 2006 was partial.
This eclipse is the first of two lunar eclipses to occur in 2007, the second being on 28 August 2007.
This simulated view of the earth from the center of the moon during the lunar eclipse shows where the eclipse is visible on earth.
Relation to other lunar eclipsesEdit
Lunar year seriesEdit
|Lunar eclipse series sets from 2006–2009|
|Descending node||Ascending node|
||2006 Mar 14
||2006 Sep 7
||2007 Mar 03
||2007 Aug 28
||2008 Feb 21
||2008 Aug 16
||2009 Feb 09
||2009 Aug 06
|Last set||2005 Apr 24||Last set||2005 Oct 17|
|Next set||2009 Dec 31||Next set||2009 Jul 07|
Metonic cycle (19 years)Edit
The Metonic cycle repeats nearly exactly every 19 years and represents a Saros cycle plus one lunar year. Because it occurs on the same calendar date, the earth's shadow will be in nearly the same location relative to the background stars.
Lunar saros series 123, repeating every 18 years and 11 days, has 25 total lunar eclipses. The first total lunar eclipse of this series was on July 16, 1628, and last will be on April 4, 2061. The two longest occurrence of this series were on September 20, 1736 and October 1, 1754 when totality lasted 106 minutes.
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From Degania A, Israel.
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- Listing of Eclipses of cycle 123
- Mathematical Astronomy Morsels, Jean Meeus, p.110, Chapter 18, The half-saros
- 2007 Mar 03 chart: Eclipse Predictions by Fred Espenak, NASA/GSFC
- Hermit eclipse: Total lunar eclipse: March 3, 2007
- NASA Saros series 123
- Photos from the Netherlands lunar eclipse 3 March
- Flickr: Lunar Eclipse 3/3/2007: pictures of the eclipse, many of which CC-licensed, from Flickr members
- Live webcast of the total lunar eclipse 3/4 March 2007 by Astronet (The Netherlands, Belgium, Spain)
- Video of the March 3, 2007 eclipse as seen from the UK
- Lunar Eclipse 3/3/2007
- Animated sequence
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