November 1955 lunar eclipse

Partial Lunar Eclipse
November 29, 1955
(No photo)
Lunar eclipse chart close-1955Nov29.png
The moon passes west to east (right to left) across the Earth's umbral shadow, shown in hourly intervals.
Series 115 (54 of 72)
Duration (hr:mn:sc)
Partial
Penumbral
Contacts
P1 UTC
U1
Greatest
U4
P4

A partial lunar eclipse took place on Tuesday, November 29, 1955 with an umbral eclipse magnitude of 0.11899. A partial lunar eclipse happens when the Earth moves between the Sun and the Full Moon, but they are not precisely aligned. Only part of the Moon's visible surface moves into the dark part of the Earth's shadow. A partial lunar eclipse occurs when the Earth moves between the Sun and Moon but the three celestial bodies do not form a straight line in space. When that happens, a small part of the Moon's surface is covered by the darkest, central part of the Earth's shadow, called the umbra. The rest of the Moon is covered by the outer part of the Earth's shadow called the penumbra. It was the second of two lunar eclipses in 1955, first being the penumbral lunar eclipse on June 5. [1]

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Related lunar eclipsesEdit

Lunar year seriesEdit

Lunar eclipse series sets from 1955–1958
Ascending node   Descending node
Saros Date
Viewing
Type
Chart
Saros Date
Viewing
Type
Chart
110 1955 Jun 5
 
Penumbral
 
115 1955 Nov 29
 
Partial
 
120 1956 May 24
 
Partial
 
125 1956 Nov 18
 
Total
 
130 1957 May 13
 
Total
 
135 1957 Nov 7
 
Total
 
140 1958 May 3
 
Partial
 
145 1958 Oct 27
 
Penumbral
 
Last set 1954 Jul 16 Last set 1955 Jan 8
Next set 1958 Apr 4 Next set 1959 Sep 17

Half-Saros cycleEdit

A lunar eclipse will be preceded and followed by solar eclipses by 9 years and 5.5 days (a half saros).[2] This lunar eclipse is related to two partial solar eclipses of Solar Saros 122.

November 23, 1946 December 4, 1964
   

See alsoEdit

NotesEdit

  1. ^ Hermit Eclipse: Saros cycle 115
  2. ^ Mathematical Astronomy Morsels, Jean Meeus, p.110, Chapter 18, The half-saros

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