November 1956 lunar eclipse

Total Lunar Eclipse
November 18, 1956
(No photo)
Lunar eclipse chart close-1956Nov18.png
The moon passes west to east (right to left) across the Earth's umbral shadow, shown in hourly intervals.
Series 125 (45 of 72)
Gamma 0.2917
Magnitude 1.3172
Duration (hr:mn:sc)
Totality 1:18:24
Partial 3:29:31
Penumbral 5:32:22
Contacts | UTC
P1 4:02:10
U1 5:03:31
U2 6:09:04
Greatest 6:48:16
U3 7:27:28
U4 8:33:01
P4 9:34:22

A total lunar eclipse took place on Sunday, November 18, 1956.[1]

VisibilityEdit

 

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

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).[2] This lunar eclipse is related to two annular solar eclipses of Solar Saros 132.

November 12, 1947 November 23, 1965
   

TzolkinexEdit

See alsoEdit

NotesEdit

  1. ^ Hermit Eclipse: Saros cycle 125
  2. ^ Mathematical Astronomy Morsels, Jean Meeus, p.110, Chapter 18, The half-saros

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