March 2044 lunar eclipse

A total lunar eclipse will take place on March 13, 2044.

March 2044 lunar eclipse
Total eclipse
Date13 March 2044
Gamma-0.3496
Magnitude1.2031[1]
Saros cycle133 (28 of 71[2])
Totality66 minutes 25 seconds
Partiality209 minutes 5 seconds
Penumbral338 minutes 23 seconds

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Related lunar eclipsesEdit

Lunar year seriesEdit

Lunar eclipse series sets from 2042-2045
Descending node   Ascending node
Saros Date
Viewing
Type
Chart
Saros Date
Viewing
Type
Chart
113 2042 Apr 05
 
Penumbral
 
118 2042 Sep 29
 
Penumbral
 
123 2043 Mar 25
 
Total
 
128 2043 Sep 19
 
Total
 
133 2044 Mar 13
 
Total
 
138 2044 Sep 07
 
Total
 
143 2045 Mar 03
 
Penumbral
 
148 2045 Aug 27
 
Penumbral
 
Last set 2041 May 16 Last set 2042 Nov 08
Next set 2046 Jan 22 Next set 2046 Jul 18

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.

  1. 2006 Mar 14.99 - penumbral (113)
  2. 2025 Mar 14.29 - total (123)
  3. 2044 Mar 13.82 - total (133)
  4. 2063 Mar 14.67- partial (143)
  1. 2006 Sep 07.79 - partial (118)
  2. 2025 Sep 07.76 - total (128)
  3. 2044 Sep 07.47 - partial (138)
  4. 2063 Sep 07.86 - penumbral (148)
 

Tritos seriesEdit

The tritos series repeats 31 days short of 11 years at alternating nodes. Sequential events have incremental Saros cycle indices.

This series produces 23 total eclipses between June 22, 1880 and August 9, 2120.

Tritos eclipse series (subset 1901–2100)
Ascending node   Descending node
Saros Date
Viewing
Type
chart
Saros Date
Viewing
Type
chart
120 1902 Apr 22
 
Total
 
121 1913 Mar 22
 
Total
 
122 1924 Feb 20
 
Total
 
123 1935 Jan 19
 
Total
 
124 1945 Dec 19
 
Total
 
125 1956 Nov 18
 
Total
 
126 1967 Oct 18
 
Total
 
127 1978 Sep 16
 
Total
 
128 1989 Aug 17
 
Total
 
129 2000 Jul 16
 
Total
 
130 2011 Jun 15
 
Total
 
131 2022 May 16
 
Total
 
132 2033 Apr 14
 
Total
 
133 2044 Mar 13
 
Total
 
134 2055 Feb 11
 
Total
 
135 2066 Jan 11
 
Total
 
136 2076 Dec 10
 
Total
 
137 2087 Nov 10
 
Total
 
138 2098 Oct 10
 
Total
 

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 annular solar eclipses of Solar Saros 140.

March 9, 2035 March 20, 2053
   

See alsoEdit

ReferencesEdit

  1. ^ For a partial or total lunar eclipse, this value denotes the umbral magnitude. For a penumbral lunar eclipse, this denotes the penumbral magnitude.
  2. ^ Lunar Saros 133 - Fred Espenak and Jean Meeus (NASA's GSFC)
  3. ^ Mathematical Astronomy Morsels, Jean Meeus, p.110, Chapter 18, The half-saros

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