Lunar Eclipses: 1901 - 1910

Fred Espenak

A concise summary of all lunar eclipses from 1901 through 1910 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: 1901 to 2000 .

Lunar Eclipses: 1901 - 1910
Calendar Date TD of Greatest Eclipse Eclipse Type Saros Series Umbral Magnitude Eclipse Duration Geographic Region of Eclipse Visibility
1901 May 03 18:30:38 Penumbral 110 -0.033 - Europe, Africa, Asia, Australia
1901 Oct 27 15:15:18 Partial 115 0.221 01h39m e Africa, Europe, Asia, Australia, w N America
1902 Apr 22 18:52:40 Total 120 1.333 03h45m
e S America, Europe, Africa, Asia, Australia
1902 Oct 17 06:03:26 Total 125 1.457 03h32m
e Asia, e Australia, Americas, Europe, w Africa
1903 Apr 12 00:12:59 Partial 130 0.968 03h17m Americas, Europe, Africa, w Asia. w Australia
1903 Oct 06 15:17:33 Partial 135 0.865 03h14m e Africa, Europe, Asia, w N America
1904 Mar 02 03:02:34 Penumbral 102 -0.791 - Americas, Europe, Africa, w Asia
1904 Mar 31 12:32:28 Penumbral 140 -0.269 - e Asia, Australia, N America, w S America
1904 Sep 24 17:34:44 Penumbral 145 -0.538 - Africa, Europe, Asia, Australia
1905 Feb 19 19:00:02 Partial 112 0.405 02h12m Europe, Africa, Asia, Australia
1905 Aug 15 03:40:59 Partial 117 0.287 02h03m Americas, Europe, Africa, w Asia
1906 Feb 09 07:46:58 Total 122 1.625 03h39m
e Asia, e Australia, Americas, Europe, w Africa
1906 Aug 04 13:00:10 Total 127 1.779 03h39m
e Africa, e Asia, Australia, w Americas
1907 Jan 29 13:37:60 Partial 132 0.711 03h03m e Europe, e Africa, Asia, Australia, N America
1907 Jul 25 04:22:27 Partial 137 0.615 02h37m Americas, sw Europe, Africa
1908 Jan 18 13:21:36 Penumbral 142 -0.568 - e Europe, Asia, Australia, N America
1908 Jun 14 14:06:32 Penumbral 109 -0.154 - e Africa, e Asia, Australia, w N America, s S America
1908 Jul 13 21:33:55 Penumbral 147 -0.720 - e S America, Europe, Africa, w Asia, Australia
1908 Dec 07 21:55:09 Penumbral 114 -0.010 - e Americas, Europe, Africa, Asia, w Australia
1909 Jun 04 01:28:51 Total 119 1.158 03h30m
e N America, S America, Europe, Africa, w Asia
1909 Nov 27 08:54:41 Total 124 1.366 03h26m
e Asia, Australia, Americas, w Europe, w Africa
1910 May 24 05:34:16 Total 129 1.095 03h35m
e Australia, Americas, w Europe, Africa
1910 Nov 17 00:20:52 Total 134 1.125 03h13m
Americas, Europe, Africa, 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