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Total lunar eclipse
August 7, 2036
Ecliptic north up
Lunar eclipse chart close-2036Aug07.png
The moon will pass through the center of the Earth's shadow.
Saros (and member) 129 (39 of 71)
Gamma
Duration (hr:mn:sc)
Totality
Partial
Penumbral
Contacts (UTC)
P1
U1
U2
Greatest
U3
U4
P4

A total lunar eclipse will take place on August 7, 2036. The moon will pass through the center of the Earth's shadow. This is the last central lunar eclipse of Saros cycle 129.

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Eclipse seasonEdit

This is the second eclipse this season.

First eclipse this season: Partial solar eclipse of July 23, 2036

Third eclipse this season: Partial solar eclipse of August 21, 2036

VisibilityEdit

It will be completely visible over South America, seen as rising over North America, and setting over Africa and Europe.

 

Related lunar eclipsesEdit

Lunar year seriesEdit

Lunar eclipse series sets from 2035-2038
Ascending node   Descending node
Saros Date
Viewing
Type
Chart
Saros Date
Viewing
Type
Chart
114 2035 Feb 22
 
Penumbral
 
119 2035 Aug 19
 
Partial
 
124 2036 Feb 11
 
Total
 
129 2036 Aug 07
 
Total
 
134 2037 Jan 31
 
Total
 
139 2037 Jul 27
 
Partial
 
144 2038 Jan 21
 
Penumbral
 
149 2038 Jul 16
 
Penumbral
 
Last set 2034 Apr 03 Last set 2034 Sep 28
Next set 2038 Jun 17 Next set 2038 Dec 11

Saros seriesEdit

Lunar saros cycle series 129, repeating every 18 years and 11 days, has a total of 71 lunar eclipse events including 53 umbral lunar eclipses (42 partial lunar eclipses and 11 total lunar eclipses). Solar Saros 136 interleaves with this lunar saros with an event occurring every 9 years 5 days alternating between each saros series.

Greatest First
 
The greatest eclipse of the series occurred on 2000 Jul 16, lasting 106 minutes.
Penumbral Partial Total Central
1351 Jun 10 1513 Sep 15 1910 May 24 1946 Jun 14
Last
Central Total Partial Penumbral
2036 Aug 7 2090 Sep 8 2469 Apr 26 2613 Jul 24
1901–2100
1910 May 24 1928 Jun 3 1946 Jun 14
           
1964 Jun 25 1982 Jul 6 2000 Jul 16
           
2018 Jul 27 2036 Aug 7 2054 Aug 18
           
2072 Aug 28 2090 Sep 8
       

This is the 39th member of Lunar Saros 129. The previous event was the July 2018 lunar eclipse. The next event is the August 2054 lunar eclipse. Lunar Saros 129 contains 11 total lunar eclipses between 1910 and 2090. Solar Saros 136 interleaves with this lunar saros with an event occurring every 9 years 5 days alternating between each saros series.

Half-Saros cycleEdit

A lunar eclipse will be preceded and followed by solar eclipses by 9 years and 5.5 days (a half saros).[1] This lunar eclipse is related to two total solar eclipses of Solar Saros 136.

August 2, 2027 August 12, 2045
   

See alsoEdit

NotesEdit

  1. ^ Mathematical Astronomy Morsels, Jean Meeus, p.110, Chapter 18, The half-saros

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