September 1959 lunar eclipse

A penumbral lunar eclipse took place on Thursday, September 17, 1959.[1]

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VisibilityEdit

 

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

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 total solar eclipses of Solar Saros 124.

September 12, 1950 September 22, 1968
   

See alsoEdit

NotesEdit

  1. ^ Hermit Eclipse: Saros cycle 117
  2. ^ Mathematical Astronomy Morsels, Jean Meeus, p.110, Chapter 18, The half-saros

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