All times are displayed in local time using the value from the Time Zone field in Section 1 (add 1 hour for Daylight Saving Time). The start and end times of penumbral phases are of academic interest only since these events are never visible to the eye.
Events shown in gray occur below the horizon and can not be seen from the selected location. The calendar date of an eclipse refers to the start time of the eclipse, even if the Moon is below the horizon at that time. If an eclipse begins before midnight and ends after midnight, the latter phases occur on the following calendar date.
For more information about the local circumstances table, see Key to Lunar Eclipse Explorer.
Events shown in gray occur below the horizon and are not visible.
The calendar date of an eclipse refers to the start of the penumbral eclipse, even if this phase is not visible (i.e., Moon is below the horizon). If an eclipse begins before midnight and ends after midnight, the latter phases occur on the following calendar date.
Negative years are equivalent to the year BC minus 1 year (See: Dating Conventions ).
The Besselian elements, contact times and values of ΔT used in Lunar Eclipse Explorer were calculated by Jean Meeus and Fred Espenak. They are based on the same solar and lunar ephemerides used in the Five Millennium Canon of Solar Eclipses: -1999 to +3000. For the purposes of calculating eclipse circumstances from a given place, the growing uncertainty in the value of ΔT and the corresponding longitude become unacceptably large outside time period of -1999 to 3000 (2000 BCE to 3000 CE).
Permission is freely granted to reproduce this data when accompanied by an acknowledgment:
"Eclipse Predictions by Fred Espenak and Chris O'Byrne (NASA's GSFC)"