Saros 32

Catalog of Lunar Eclipses of Saros 32

Fred Espenak

Introduction

The periodicity and recurrence of lunar eclipses is governed by the Saros cycle, a period of approximately 6,585.3 days (18 years 11 days 8 hours). When two eclipses are separated by a period of one Saros, they share a very similar geometry. The two eclipses occur at the same node with the Moon at nearly the same distance from Earth and the same time of year due to a harmonic in three cycles of the Moon's orbit. Thus, the Saros is useful for organizing eclipses into families or series. Each series typically lasts 12 to 13 centuries and contains 70 or more eclipses. Every saros series begins with a number of penumbral lunar eclipses. The series will then produce several dozen partial eclipses, followed by several dozen total eclipses. The later portion of the series produces another set of partial eclipses before ending with a final group of penumbral eclipses.

Catalog of Lunar Eclipses of Saros 32

The table below lists the concise characteristics of every lunar eclipse belonging to Saros 32 . The date and time of each eclipse is given for the instant of Greatest Eclipse. For eclipses between the years -1999 to 3000, the calendar date links to a web page containing additional details along with a diagram of the eclipse geometry and a map showing the geographic region of eclipse visibility for that eclipse. A description of each parameter in the catalog table can be found in Key to Saros Catalog of Lunar Eclipses.

Catalog of Lunar Eclipses of Saros 32
Seq Num Rel Num Calendar Date TD of Greatest Eclipse ΔT

s
ΔT Sigma
s
Luna Num Ecl Type QSE Gamma Pen Mag Um Mag Pen Dur
m
Par Dur
m
Tot Dur
m
1-34 -1673-Jun-2306:32:57 38804 2471 -45424 N t- 1.5145 0.1076-0.9487 99.5 - -
2-33 -1655-Jul-0313:09:14 38404 2409 -45201 N t- 1.4432 0.2407-0.8201147.6 - -
3-32 -1637-Jul-1419:48:43 38007 2347 -44978 N t- 1.3744 0.3694-0.6962181.3 - -
4-31 -1619-Jul-2502:36:00 37611 2285 -44755 N t- 1.3118 0.4867-0.5839206.5 - -
5-30 -1601-Aug-0509:29:38 37217 2225 -44532 N t- 1.2541 0.5950-0.4807226.6 - -
6-29 -1583-Aug-1516:32:34 36825 2165 -44309 N t- 1.2040 0.6895-0.3912242.4 - -
7-28 -1565-Aug-2623:43:07 36436 2106 -44086 N t- 1.1600 0.7728-0.3129255.1 - -
8-27 -1547-Sep-0607:04:12 36048 2047 -43863 N t- 1.1242 0.8408-0.2496264.9 - -
9-26 -1529-Sep-1714:33:27 35663 1989 -43640 N t- 1.0949 0.8968-0.1980272.6 - -
10-25 -1511-Sep-2722:10:56 35280 1932 -43417 N t- 1.0722 0.9404-0.1583278.4 - -
11-24 -1493-Oct-0905:56:12 34898 1876 -43194 N t- 1.0557 0.9725-0.1296282.6 - -
12-23 -1475-Oct-1913:48:12 34519 1820 -42971 N t- 1.0448 0.9938-0.1109285.4 - -
13-22 -1457-Oct-3021:45:17 34142 1765 -42748 Nx t- 1.0376 1.0080-0.0986287.2 - -
14-21 -1439-Nov-1005:44:30 33767 1711 -42525 Nx t- 1.0320 1.0186-0.0889288.5 - -
15-20 -1421-Nov-2113:46:28 33394 1658 -42302 Nx t- 1.0287 1.0249-0.0829289.2 - -
16-19 -1403-Dec-0121:47:33 33023 1605 -42079 Nx t- 1.0249 1.0315-0.0756289.8 - -
17-18 -1385-Dec-1305:46:16 32654 1553 -41856 Nx t- 1.0188 1.0419-0.0637290.8 - -
18-17 -1367-Dec-2313:40:26 32288 1502 -41633 Nx t- 1.0092 1.0584-0.0448292.3 - -
19-16 -1348-Jan-0321:29:32 31923 1451 -41410 Nx t- 0.9951 1.0828-0.0174294.4 - -
20-15 -1330-Jan-1405:11:49 31560 1401 -41187 P t- 0.9752 1.1173 0.0208297.5 35.5 -
21-14 -1312-Jan-2512:45:53 31200 1352 -40964 P t- 0.9486 1.1640 0.0717301.5 65.4 -
22-13 -1294-Feb-0420:11:52 30841 1304 -40741 P t- 0.9150 1.2233 0.1357306.4 89.1 -
23-12 -1276-Feb-1603:29:04 30485 1256 -40518 P t- 0.8738 1.2964 0.2136312.1110.4 -
24-11 -1258-Feb-2610:37:09 30130 1209 -40295 P t- 0.8246 1.3841 0.3065318.4130.2 -
25-10 -1240-Mar-0817:37:06 29778 1163 -40072 P t- 0.7680 1.4853 0.4128325.1148.5 -
26 -9 -1222-Mar-2000:29:31 29428 1118 -39849 P t- 0.7046 1.5992 0.5318331.7165.1 -
27 -8 -1204-Mar-3007:15:52 29080 1073 -39626 P t- 0.6355 1.7234 0.6610338.1179.9 -
28 -7 -1186-Apr-1013:55:14 28734 1029 -39403 P t- 0.5597 1.8600 0.8024344.1193.0 -
29 -6 -1168-Apr-2020:31:34 28390 986 -39180 P t- 0.4806 2.0031 0.9498349.2204.1 -
30 -5 -1150-May-0203:03:44 28048 944 -38957 T t- 0.3969 2.1545 1.1053353.5213.2 51.4
31 -4 -1132-May-1209:36:13 27708 902 -38734 T t- 0.3127 2.3072 1.2616356.6220.2 76.7
32 -3 -1114-May-2316:06:47 27370 861 -38511 T+ pp 0.2260 2.4646 1.4222358.8225.3 91.5
33 -2 -1096-Jun-0222:41:39 27034 821 -38288 T+ pp 0.1418 2.6178 1.5781359.7228.4100.0
34 -1 -1078-Jun-1405:18:21 26701 782 -38065 T+ pp 0.0579 2.7705 1.7331359.6229.7104.1
35 0 -1060-Jun-2412:01:23 26369 743 -37842 T- pp -0.0217 2.8361 1.8005358.4229.3104.6
36 1 -1042-Jul-0518:49:38 26040 706 -37619 T- pp -0.0979 2.6956 1.6613356.5227.6102.0
37 2 -1024-Jul-1601:47:00 25712 669 -37396 T- pp -0.1678 2.5670 1.5336353.9224.8 96.9
38 3 -1006-Jul-2708:52:22 25387 633 -37173 T- pp -0.2320 2.4488 1.4161350.8221.1 89.6
39 4 -0988-Aug-0616:07:25 25064 617 -36950 T -p -0.2895 2.3431 1.3107347.4216.9 80.3
40 5 -0970-Aug-1723:32:35 24742 610 -36727 T -p -0.3396 2.2512 1.2189343.9212.5 69.4
Catalog of Lunar Eclipses of Saros 32
Seq Num Rel Num Calendar Date TD of Greatest Eclipse ΔT

s
ΔT Sigma
s
Luna Num Ecl Type QSE Gamma Pen Mag Um Mag Pen Dur
m
Par Dur
m
Tot Dur
m
41 6 -0952-Aug-2807:08:50 24423 603 -36504 T -p -0.3816 2.1740 1.1418340.6208.1 57.1
42 7 -0934-Sep-0814:55:16 24106 597 -36281 T -p -0.4161 2.1107 1.0785337.4204.1 43.2
43 8 -0916-Sep-1822:52:12 23791 590 -36058 T -p -0.4428 2.0616 1.0296334.6200.7 26.8
44 9 -0898-Sep-3006:58:35 23478 583 -35835 P -p -0.4629 2.0247 0.9930332.2197.8 -
45 10 -0880-Oct-1015:14:14 23167 576 -35612 P -p -0.4761 2.0001 0.9690330.2195.7 -
46 11 -0862-Oct-2123:36:15 22859 569 -35389 P -p -0.4848 1.9837 0.9537328.4194.1 -
47 12 -0844-Nov-0108:05:36 22552 562 -35166 P -p -0.4882 1.9766 0.9481327.1193.1 -
48 13 -0826-Nov-1216:38:41 22247 556 -34943 P -p -0.4890 1.9741 0.9477325.8192.5 -
49 14 -0808-Nov-2301:15:37 21944 549 -34720 P -p -0.4875 1.9755 0.9516324.7192.3 -
50 15 -0790-Dec-0409:51:54 21644 542 -34497 P -p -0.4874 1.9741 0.9535323.4191.9 -
51 16 -0772-Dec-1418:29:19 21345 535 -34274 P -p -0.4869 1.9731 0.9563322.1191.5 -
52 17 -0754-Dec-2603:03:31 21049 528 -34051 P -p -0.4895 1.9661 0.9536320.6190.9 -
53 18 -0735-Jan-0511:34:22 20755 521 -33828 P -a -0.4958 1.9520 0.9445318.8189.8 -
54 19 -0717-Jan-1619:59:17 20463 514 -33605 P -a -0.5076 1.9279 0.9255316.5188.1 -
55 20 -0699-Jan-2704:19:00 20172 508 -33382 P -a -0.5245 1.8940 0.8972313.8185.6 -
56 21 -0681-Feb-0712:31:39 19884 500 -33159 P -a -0.5478 1.8484 0.8572310.6182.3 -
57 22 -0663-Feb-1720:36:49 19598 493 -32936 P -a -0.5779 1.7901 0.8049306.7177.8 -
58 23 -0645-Mar-0104:34:40 19314 486 -32713 P -a -0.6148 1.7197 0.7401302.0172.0 -
59 24 -0627-Mar-1112:25:26 19032 479 -32490 P -a -0.6581 1.6373 0.6633296.6164.5 -
60 25 -0609-Mar-2220:08:56 18753 472 -32267 P -a -0.7081 1.5430 0.5743290.2154.9 -
61 26 -0591-Apr-0203:46:19 18475 465 -32044 P -a -0.7636 1.4386 0.4749282.7142.8 -
62 27 -0573-Apr-1311:18:26 18199 458 -31821 P -a -0.8241 1.3254 0.3662274.0127.2 -
63 28 -0555-Apr-2318:46:42 17925 451 -31598 P -a -0.8881 1.2058 0.2506264.1106.7 -
64 29 -0537-May-0502:10:35 17654 444 -31375 P -a -0.9564 1.0788 0.1270252.6 77.2 -
65 30 -0519-May-1509:33:20 17384 438 -31152 P -a -1.0260 0.9497 0.0006239.8 5.5 -
66 31 -0501-May-2616:54:24 17117 431 -30929 N -a -1.0977 0.8172-0.1298225.0 - -
67 32 -0483-Jun-0600:17:08 16799 424 -30706 N -a -1.1681 0.6873-0.2582208.7 - -
68 33 -0465-Jun-1707:39:58 16488 418 -30483 N -a -1.2388 0.5571-0.3877190.1 - -
69 34 -0447-Jun-2715:07:33 16186 411 -30260 N -a -1.3061 0.4336-0.5110169.5 - -
70 35 -0429-Jul-0822:38:18 15892 404 -30037 N -a -1.3713 0.3142-0.6311145.8 - -
71 36 -0411-Jul-1906:14:58 15606 398 -29814 N -a -1.4319 0.2035-0.7428118.4 - -
72 37 -0393-Jul-3013:57:00 15327 392 -29591 N -a -1.4885 0.1007-0.8474 84.0 - -
73 38 -0375-Aug-0921:46:39 15055 385 -29368 Ne -a -1.5391 0.0089-0.9412 25.2 - -

Statistics for Lunar Eclipses of Saros 32

Lunar eclipses of Saros 32 all occur at the Moon’s ascending node and the Moon moves southward with each eclipse. The series will begin with a penumbral eclipse near the northern edge of the penumbra on -1673 Jun 23. The series will end with a penumbral eclipse near the southern edge of the penumbra on -0375 Aug 09. The total duration of Saros series 32 is 1298.17 years.

Summary of Saros 32
First Eclipse -1673 Jun 23
Last Eclipse -0375 Aug 09
Series Duration 1298.17 Years
No. of Eclipses 73
Sequence 19N 10P 14T 22P 8N

Saros 32 is composed of 73 lunar eclipses as follows:

Lunar Eclipses of Saros 32
Eclipse Type Symbol Number Percent
All Eclipses - 73100.0%
PenumbralN 27 37.0%
PartialP 32 43.8%
TotalT 14 19.2%

The 73 lunar eclipses of Saros 32 occur in the order of 19N 10P 14T 22P 8N which corresponds to the following.

Sequence Order of Lunar Eclipses in Saros 32
Eclipse Type Symbol Number
Penumbral N 19
Partial P 10
Total T 14
Partial P 22
Penumbral N 8

The longest and shortest eclipses of Saros 32 as well as largest and smallest partial eclipses appear below.

Extreme Durations and Magnitudes of Lunar Eclipses of Saros 32
Extrema Type Date Duration Magnitude
Longest Total Lunar Eclipse -1060 Jun 2401h44m37s -
Shortest Total Lunar Eclipse -0916 Sep 1800h26m51s -
Longest Partial Lunar Eclipse -1168 Apr 2003h24m04s -
Shortest Partial Lunar Eclipse -0519 May 1500h05m28s -
Longest Penumbral Lunar Eclipse -1348 Jan 0304h54m26s -
Shortest Penumbral Lunar Eclipse -0375 Aug 0900h25m15s -
Largest Partial Lunar Eclipse -0898 Sep 30 - 0.99299
Smallest Partial Lunar Eclipse -0519 May 15 - 0.00062

Links to Additional Lunar Eclipse Predictions

Calendar

The Gregorian calendar (also called the Western calendar) is internationally the most widely used civil calendar. It is named for Pope Gregory XIII, who introduced it in 1582. On this website, the Gregorian calendar is used for all calendar dates from 1582 Oct 15 onwards. Before that date, the Julian calendar is used. For more information on this topic, see Calendar Dates.

The Julian calendar does not include the year 0. Thus the year 1 BCE is followed by the year 1 CE (See: BCE/CE Dating Conventions). This is awkward for arithmetic calculations. Years in this catalog are numbered astronomically and include the year 0. Historians should note there is a difference of one year between astronomical dates and BCE dates. Thus, the astronomical year 0 corresponds to 1 BCE, and astronomical year -1 corresponds to 2 BCE, etc..

Eclipse Predictions

The eclipse predictions presented here were generated using the JPL DE406 solar and lunar ephemerides. The lunar coordinates have been calculated with respect to the Moon's Center of Mass.

The largest uncertainty in the eclipse predictions is caused by fluctuations in Earth's rotation due primarily to tidal friction of the Moon. The resultant drift in apparent clock time is expressed as ΔT and is determined as follows:

  1. pre-1950's: ΔT calculated from empirical fits to historical records derived by Morrison and Stephenson (2004)
  2. 1955-present: ΔT obtained from published observations
  3. future: ΔT is extrapolated from current values weighted by the long term trend from tidal effects

A series of polynomial expressions have been derived to simplify the evaluation of ΔT for any time from -2999 to +3000. The uncertainty in ΔT over this period can be estimated from scatter in the measurements.

Acknowledgments

Some of the content on this web site is based on the books Five Millennium Canon of Lunar Eclipses: -1999 to +3000 and Thousand Year Canon of Lunar Eclipses 1501 to 2500. All eclipse calculations are by Fred Espenak, and he assumes full responsibility for their accuracy.

Permission is granted to reproduce eclipse data when accompanied by a link to this page and an acknowledgment:

"Eclipse Predictions by Fred Espenak, www.EclipseWise.com"

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