Lunar Eclipses: 2041 - 2050

Fred Espenak

A concise summary of all lunar eclipses from 2041 through 2050 is presented in the table below. The first column gives the Calendar Date of the instant of greatest eclipse[1]. The second column TD of Greatest Eclipse is the Terrestrial Dynamical Time of greatest eclipse. The third column lists the Eclipse Type which is either Total, Partial, or Penumbral.

Eclipses recur over the Saros cycle, a period of approximately 18 years 11 days. Each eclipse belongs to the Saros Series shown in the 4th column. The Umbral Magnitude[2] (column 5) gives the fraction of the Moon's diameter immersed in Earth's umbral shadow at the instant of greatest eclipse. The Eclipse Duration[3] gives the length of the partial eclipse. If the eclipse is total then two durations are listed. The first is the interval between the beginning and end of the partial phases. The second value (in bold) is the duration the total phase. Finally, the Geographic Region of Eclipse Visibility[4] provides a brief description of the regions where each eclipse will be seen.

Two fields in the summary table provide links to graphics and additional information for each eclipse. A figure consisting of a diagram and map for each eclipse may be seen by clicking on the Calendar Date. The top diagram shows the Moon's trajectory with respect to Earth's penumbral and umbral shadows. The equidistant cylindrical projection map below illustrates the geographpic region of visibility for each phase of the eclipse. These figures are described in greater detail in the Key to Lunar Eclipse Maps. Each figure is stored as a PDF file of about 110 kilobytes.

All eclipses belonging to a particular Saros Series are listed in a table linked through the Saros number.

The Key to Lunar Eclipse Decade Table contains a more detailed description of each item in the table.

For more data on lunar eclipses during this period, see Catalog of Lunar Eclipses: 2001 to 2100 .

Lunar Eclipses: 2041 - 2050
Calendar Date TD of Greatest Eclipse Eclipse Type Saros Series Umbral Magnitude Eclipse Duration Geographic Region of Eclipse Visibility
2041 May 16 00:43:03 Partial 141 0.064 00h58m e Americas, Europe, Africa, w Asia
2041 Nov 08 04:35:05 Partial 146 0.170 01h30m Americas, Europe, Africa
2042 Apr 05 14:30:11 Penumbral 113 -0.218 - Asia, Australia, Pacific
2042 Sep 29 10:45:47 Penumbral 118 -0.003 - Asia, Australia, Pacific, Americas
2043 Mar 25 14:32:04 Total 123 1.114 03h35m
e Africa, e Europe, Asia, Australia, Pacific, w N.A.
2043 Sep 19 01:51:50 Total 128 1.256 03h26m
Americas, Europe, Africa, w Asia
2044 Mar 13 19:38:33 Total 133 1.203 03h29m
e S America, Europe, Africa, Asia, Australia
2044 Sep 07 11:20:44 Total 138 1.046 03h26m
e Asia, Australia, Pacific, Americas
2045 Mar 03 07:43:26 Penumbral 143 -0.017 - Americas
2045 Aug 27 13:54:50 Penumbral 148 -0.392 - Asia, Australia, w N America
2046 Jan 22 13:02:37 Partial 115 0.053 00h50m Asia, Australia, N America
2046 Jul 18 01:06:05 Partial 120 0.246 01h55m Americas, Europe, Africa, w Asia
2047 Jan 12 01:26:14 Total 125 1.234 03h29m
Americas, Europe, Africa, Asia
2047 Jul 07 10:35:45 Total 130 1.751 03h39m
e Asia, Australia, Pacific, Americas
2048 Jan 01 06:53:55 Total 135 1.128 03h34m
ne Asia, Pacific, Americas, w Europe, w Africa
2048 Jun 26 02:02:28 Partial 140 0.639 02h39m Americas, Europe, Africa
2048 Dec 20 06:27:48 Penumbral 145 -0.144 - Americas, Europe, w Africa
2049 May 17 11:26:39 Penumbral 112 -0.209 - e Asia, Australia, Pacific, w Americas
2049 Jun 15 19:14:12 Penumbral 150 -0.699 - Europe, Africa, Asia, Australia
2049 Nov 09 15:52:11 Penumbral 117 -0.355 - Europe, Africa, Asia, Australia, Pacific, nw N.A.
2050 May 06 22:32:02 Total 122 1.077 03h26m
e Americas, Europe, Africa, Asia, w Australia
2050 Oct 30 03:21:47 Total 127 1.054 03h13m
Americas, Europe, Africa, w Asia

Geographic abbreviations (used above): n = north, s = south, e = east, w = west, c = central

[1] Greatest Eclipse is the instant when the distance between the axis of Earth's umbral shadow and the center of the Moon's disk reaches a minimum.

[2] Umbral magnitude is the fraction of the Moon's diameter obscured by Earth's umbral shadow at the instant of greatest eclipse. For total eclipses, the umbral magnitude is always greater than or equal to 1. For partial eclipses, the umbral magnitude is always greater than 0 and less than 1. For penumbral eclipses, the umbral magnitude is always negative (i.e., less than 0).

[3] Eclipse Duration is the duration of the partial phase of a partial eclipse. For total eclipses two values are given. The first is the period between the beginning and end of the partial phases, while the second value (in bold is the duration of the total phase.

[4] Geographic Region of Eclipse Visibility is the portion of Earth's surface where some portion of the eclipse can be seen.

Decade Tables of Lunar Eclipses

Every link in the following table displays a page containing 10 years of lunar eclipses. Each eclipse has links to diagrams, maps and saros tables.

Ten Year Tables of Lunar Eclipses
1901-1910 1911-1920 1921-1930 1931-1940 1941-1950
1951-1960 1961-1970 1971-1980 1981-1990 1991-2000
2001-2010 2011-2020 2021-2030 2031-2040 2041-2050
2051-2060 2061-2070 2071-2080 2081-2090 2091-2100

Lunar Eclipse Catalogs
Lunar Eclipse Resources
Lunar Eclipse Publications Online

Special thanks to National Space Club summer interns Christopher Barrow for his valuable assistance in preparing this web page (July 2004) and Sumit Dutta for meticulously updating the Eclipse Web Site to NASA/W3C standards (July 2005).

All eclipse calculations are by Fred Espenak, and he assumes full responsibility for their accuracy. Some of the information presented on this web site is based on data published in Five Millennium Catalog of Lunar Eclipses: -1999 to +3000.

Permission is freely granted to reproduce this data when accompanied by an acknowledgment:

"Eclipse Predictions by Fred Espenak, NASA's GSFC"

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2013 Dec 09