March 2006 lunar eclipse
|Penumbral lunar eclipse|
March 14-15, 2006
0:54 UT from Warrenton, Virginia
(Penumbral shadow visible faintly on the right an hour past greatest eclipse)
The moon passed right to left through the Earth's northern penumbral shadow.
|Series (and member)||113 (63)|
|P4||2:11:12 (Mar 15)|
The moon's path across shadow in Virgo.
A penumbral lunar eclipse took place on March 14, 2006, the first of two lunar eclipses in 2006.
It was completely visible over Africa and Europe, seen rising over eastern North America, all of South America, and setting over western Asia.
Relation to other lunar eclipsesEdit
Lunar year series (354 days)Edit
|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|
The eclipse belongs to Saros series 113, and is the 63rd of 71 lunar eclipses in the series. The first penumbral eclipse of saros cycle 113 began on April 29, 888 AD, first partial eclipse on July 14, 1014, and total first was on March 20, 1429. The last total eclipse occurred on August 7, 1645, last partial on February 21, 1970, and last penumbral eclipse on June 10, 2150.
|March 9, 1997||March 20, 2015|
Metonic cycles (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 in nearly the same location relative to the background stars.
- Total Penumbral Lunar Eclipses, Jean Meeus, June 1980
- Hermit Eclipse: Eclipse Search
- Mathematical Astronomy Morsels, Jean Meeus, p.110, Chapter 18, The half-saros