March 1959 lunar eclipse

Partial Lunar Eclipse
March 24, 1959
(No photo)
Lunar eclipse chart close-1959Mar24.png
The moon passes west to east (right to left) across the Earth's umbral shadow, shown in hourly intervals.
Series 112 (62 of 72)
Duration (hr:mn:sc)
Partial
Penumbral
Contacts
P1 UTC
U1
Greatest
U4
P4

A partial lunar eclipse took place on Tuesday, March 24, 1959.[1]

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Related lunar eclipsesEdit

Lunar year seriesEdit

Lunar eclipse series sets from 1958–1962
Ascending node   Descending node
Saros Date
Viewing
Type
Chart
Saros Date
Viewing
Type
Chart
102 1958 Apr 4
 
Penumbral
 
112 1959 Mar 24
 
Partial
 
117 1959 Sep 17
 
Penumbral
 
122 1960 Mar 13
 
Total
 
127 1960 Sep 5
 
Total
 
132 1961 Mar 2
 
Partial
 
137 1961 Aug 26
 
Partial
 
142 1962 Feb 19
 
Penumbral
 
147 1962 Aug 15
 
Penumbral
 
Last set 1958 May 3 Last set 1958 Oct 27
Next set 1963 Jan 9 Next set 1962 Jul 17

Saros seriesEdit

Lunar Saros series 112, repeating every 18 years and 11 days, has a total of 72 lunar eclipse events including 15 total lunar eclipses.

Greatest First
The greatest eclipse of the series occurred on 1490 Jun 02, lasting 100 minutes.[2] Penumbral Partial Total Central
859 May 20 985 Aug 03 1364 Mar 18 1436 Apr 30
Last
Central Total Partial Penumbral
1562 Jul 16 1616 Aug 27 2013 Apr 25
 
2139 Jul 12

There are 11 series events between 1901 and 2100, grouped into threes (called an exeligmos), each column with approximately the same viewing longitude on earth.

1901–2100
1905 Feb 19 1923 Mar 3 1941 Mar 13
           
1959 Mar 24 1977 Apr 04 1995 Apr 15
           
2013 Apr 25 2031 May 07 2049 May 17
           
2067 May 28 2085 Jun 08
   

Half-Saros cycleEdit

A lunar eclipse will be preceded and followed by solar eclipses by 9 years and 5.5 days (a half saros).[3] This lunar eclipse is related to two solar eclipses of Solar Saros 119.

March 18, 1950 March 28, 1968
   

See alsoEdit

NotesEdit

  1. ^ Hermit Eclipse: Saros cycle 112
  2. ^ Listing of Eclipses of series 112
  3. ^ Mathematical Astronomy Morsels, Jean Meeus, p.110, Chapter 18, The half-saros

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