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March 1988 lunar eclipse


March 1988 lunar eclipse

The entire moon passed through the penumbral shadow during this eclipse. It grazed the northern edge of the Earth's umbral shadow, but not sufficiently to qualify a partial eclipse.

A penumbral lunar eclipse took place on March 3, 1988. [1]Earlier sources compute this as a 0.3% partial eclipse lasting under 14 minutes, and newest calculations list it as a penumbral eclipse that never enters the umbral shadow.[2]


  • Visibility 1
  • Relations to other lunar eclipses 2
    • Saros series 2.1
    • Lunar year series 2.2
    • Metonic series 2.3
  • See also 3
  • Notes 4
  • External links 5


Relations to other lunar eclipses

Saros series

This eclipse is part of Saros cycle series 113.

Lunar year series

Lunar eclipse series sets from 1988-1991
Descending node   Ascending node
Saros Date Type
Saros Date
113 1988 Mar 03
118 1988 Aug 27
123 1989 Feb 20
128 1989 Aug 17
133 1990 Feb 09
138 1990 Aug 06
143 1991 Jan 30
148 1991 Jul 26
Last set 1987 Apr 14 Last set 1987 Oct 07
Next set 1991 Dec 21 Next set 1991 Jun 27

Metonic series

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 be in nearly the same location relative to the background stars.

  1. 1988 Mar 03 – Partial (113)
  2. 2007 Mar 03 – Total (123)
  3. 2026 Mar 03 – Total (133)
  4. 2045 Mar 03 – Penumbral (143)
  1. 1988 Aug 27 – partial (118)
  2. 2007 Aug 28 – total (128)
  3. 2026 Aug 28 – partial (138)
  4. 2045 Aug 27 – penumbral (148)

See also


  1. ^ Hermit Eclipse: Saros cycle 113
  2. ^ , Jean Meeus, June 1980Total Penumbral Lunar Eclipses

External links

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