Saros 62

Catalog of Lunar Eclipses of Saros 62

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 62

The table below lists the concise characteristics of every lunar eclipse belonging to Saros 62 . 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 62
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
1-36 -0624-Feb-0807:39:24 18987 478 -32454 N h- 1.5552 0.0222-1.0131 43.5 - -
2-35 -0606-Feb-1815:26:54 18708 471 -32231 N t- 1.5280 0.0722-0.9631 78.5 - -
3-34 -0588-Feb-2923:03:46 18430 464 -32008 N t- 1.4931 0.1362-0.8991107.5 - -
4-33 -0570-Mar-1206:30:05 18155 457 -31785 N t- 1.4507 0.2141-0.8212134.3 - -
5-32 -0552-Mar-2213:46:20 17881 450 -31562 N t- 1.4008 0.3057-0.7299159.6 - -
6-31 -0534-Apr-0220:53:04 17610 443 -31339 N t- 1.3441 0.4099-0.6262183.7 - -
7-30 -0516-Apr-1303:50:17 17341 436 -31116 N t- 1.2807 0.5267-0.5102206.6 - -
8-29 -0498-Apr-2410:40:14 17067 430 -30893 N t- 1.2119 0.6536-0.3845228.1 - -
9-28 -0480-May-0417:23:42 16748 423 -30670 N t- 1.1381 0.7898-0.2500248.2 - -
10-27 -0462-May-1600:01:28 16439 416 -30447 N t- 1.0602 0.9337-0.1081266.9 - -
11-26 -0444-May-2606:36:01 16138 410 -30224 P t- 0.9801 1.0821 0.0378283.9 46.7 -
12-25 -0426-Jun-0613:08:14 15845 403 -30001 P t- 0.8983 1.2336 0.1864299.2102.0 -
13-24 -0408-Jun-1619:40:40 15560 397 -29778 P t- 0.8170 1.3845 0.3338312.7133.9 -
14-23 -0390-Jun-2802:12:24 15282 391 -29555 P t- 0.7355 1.5360 0.4815324.7157.5 -
15-22 -0372-Jul-0808:48:18 15011 384 -29332 P t- 0.6576 1.6810 0.6223335.0175.5 -
16-21 -0354-Jul-1915:26:57 14747 378 -29109 P t- 0.5821 1.8217 0.7586343.8189.7 -
17-20 -0336-Jul-2922:12:34 14488 372 -28886 P t- 0.5128 1.9513 0.8835351.1200.6 -
18-19 -0318-Aug-1005:02:46 14236 365 -28663 T t- 0.4476 2.0733 1.0006357.2209.3 4.0
19-18 -0300-Aug-2012:02:49 13989 359 -28440 T t- 0.3906 2.1804 1.1027362.1215.7 51.2
20-17 -0282-Aug-3119:09:14 13747 353 -28217 T p- 0.3391 2.2774 1.1948366.1220.6 68.4
21-16 -0264-Sep-1102:25:05 13511 347 -27994 T p- 0.2956 2.3596 1.2722369.2224.2 78.7
22-15 -0246-Sep-2209:48:41 13280 341 -27771 T+ pp 0.2586 2.4298 1.3379371.7226.9 85.5
23-14 -0228-Oct-0217:22:17 13053 335 -27548 T+ pp 0.2303 2.4839 1.3879373.5228.7 89.8
24-13 -0210-Oct-1401:02:58 12830 329 -27325 T+ pp 0.2075 2.5276 1.4280375.0230.0 92.8
25-12 -0192-Oct-2408:50:43 12613 324 -27102 T+ pp 0.1905 2.5602 1.4576376.1230.8 94.7
26-11 -0174-Nov-0416:44:23 12399 318 -26879 T+ pp 0.1784 2.5835 1.4786376.8231.4 95.9
27-10 -0156-Nov-1500:43:19 12189 312 -26656 T+ pp 0.1710 2.5980 1.4915377.3231.7 96.7
28 -9 -0138-Nov-2608:43:49 11983 306 -26433 T+ pp 0.1646 2.6101 1.5029377.6232.0 97.3
29 -8 -0120-Dec-0616:45:54 11781 301 -26210 T+ pp 0.1596 2.6192 1.5121377.7232.2 97.7
30 -7 -0102-Dec-1800:46:18 11582 295 -25987 T+ pp 0.1531 2.6306 1.5245377.6232.4 98.4
31 -6 -0084-Dec-2808:45:15 11386 290 -25764 T+ pp 0.1453 2.6439 1.5396377.5232.6 99.1
32 -5 -0065-Jan-0816:37:55 11194 284 -25541 T+ pp 0.1326 2.6660 1.5641377.2233.0100.2
33 -4 -0047-Jan-1900:26:38 11004 279 -25318 T+ pp 0.1166 2.6939 1.5952376.9233.5101.4
34 -3 -0029-Jan-3008:06:40 10818 273 -25095 T+ pp 0.0935 2.7344 1.6394376.5234.0102.9
35 -2 -0011-Feb-0915:39:57 10633 268 -24872 T+ pp 0.0644 2.7854 1.6948375.9234.4104.2
36 -1 0007-Feb-2023:03:08 10451 263 -24649 T+ pp 0.0269 2.8519 1.7659375.2234.7105.2
37 0 0025-Mar-0306:19:30 10271 258 -24426 T- pp -0.0165 2.8686 1.7875374.1234.6105.5
38 1 0043-Mar-1413:26:33 10093 253 -24203 T- pp -0.0677 2.7721 1.6959372.7233.9104.4
39 2 0061-Mar-2420:25:39 9917 247 -23980 T- pp -0.1262 2.6623 1.5913370.6232.3101.4
40 3 0079-Apr-0503:17:24 9742 242 -23757 T- pp -0.1911 2.5407 1.4745367.8229.5 95.7
Catalog of Lunar Eclipses of Saros 62
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 4 0097-Apr-1510:03:04 9568 237 -23534 T- pp -0.2619 2.4084 1.3471364.0225.3 86.1
42 5 0115-Apr-2616:43:58 9396 232 -23311 T -t -0.3370 2.2683 1.2115359.3219.4 70.5
43 6 0133-May-0623:20:25 9224 228 -23088 T -t -0.4163 2.1207 1.0681353.4211.5 41.9
44 7 0151-May-1805:55:31 9053 223 -22865 P -t -0.4975 1.9698 0.9210346.3201.4 -
45 8 0169-May-2812:29:40 8882 218 -22642 P -t -0.5802 1.8162 0.7709338.0188.8 -
46 9 0187-Jun-0819:04:35 8711 213 -22419 P -t -0.6629 1.6630 0.6206328.5173.2 -
47 10 0205-Jun-1901:41:48 8540 209 -22196 P -t -0.7443 1.5124 0.4725317.8154.3 -
48 11 0223-Jun-3008:23:02 8369 204 -21973 P -t -0.8231 1.3669 0.3290306.2131.3 -
49 12 0241-Jul-1015:09:50 8198 199 -21750 P -t -0.8979 1.2287 0.1925293.8102.1 -
50 13 0259-Jul-2122:02:21 8026 195 -21527 P -t -0.9690 1.0978 0.0627280.7 59.2 -
51 14 0277-Aug-0105:03:26 7853 190 -21304 N -t -1.0337 0.9786-0.0556267.5 - -
52 15 0295-Aug-1212:12:51 7680 186 -21081 N -t -1.0925 0.8705-0.1632254.3 - -
53 16 0313-Aug-2219:32:36 7506 182 -20858 N -t -1.1437 0.7764-0.2570241.7 - -
54 17 0331-Sep-0303:01:37 7331 177 -20635 N -t -1.1881 0.6948-0.3385229.8 - -
55 18 0349-Sep-1310:41:54 7155 173 -20412 N -h -1.2246 0.6278-0.4054219.1 - -
56 19 0367-Sep-2418:31:57 6979 169 -20189 N -h -1.2541 0.5736-0.4596209.9 - -
57 20 0385-Oct-0502:31:41 6801 165 -19966 N -h -1.2767 0.5320-0.5009202.3 - -
58 21 0403-Oct-1610:41:00 6623 160 -19743 N -h -1.2925 0.5029-0.5297196.6 - -
59 22 0421-Oct-2618:58:30 6445 156 -19520 N -a -1.3024 0.4844-0.5473192.7 - -
60 23 0439-Nov-0703:23:37 6267 152 -19297 N -a -1.3072 0.4750-0.5556190.4 - -
61 24 0457-Nov-1711:52:49 6089 148 -19074 N -a -1.3095 0.4699-0.5590188.8 - -
62 25 0475-Nov-2820:27:25 5912 145 -18851 N -a -1.3082 0.4712-0.5555188.4 - -
63 26 0493-Dec-0905:03:18 5735 141 -18628 N -a -1.3061 0.4735-0.5504188.1 - -
64 27 0511-Dec-2013:40:18 5559 137 -18405 N -a -1.3042 0.4754-0.5451187.8 - -
65 28 0529-Dec-3022:14:46 5382 133 -18182 N -a -1.3046 0.4726-0.5439186.6 - -
66 29 0548-Jan-1106:47:41 5207 129 -17959 N -a -1.3071 0.4657-0.5464184.7 - -
67 30 0566-Jan-2115:15:44 5034 126 -17736 N -a -1.3141 0.4505-0.5566181.2 - -
68 31 0584-Feb-0123:38:43 4861 122 -17513 N -a -1.3256 0.4266-0.5752176.0 - -
69 32 0602-Feb-1207:55:14 4690 119 -17290 N -a -1.3430 0.3919-0.6044168.6 - -
70 33 0620-Feb-2316:05:35 4520 115 -17067 N -a -1.3661 0.3467-0.6440158.6 - -
71 34 0638-Mar-0600:08:03 4352 112 -16844 N -a -1.3961 0.2887-0.6962145.0 - -
72 35 0656-Mar-1608:03:55 4185 108 -16621 N -a -1.4321 0.2198-0.7595126.8 - -
73 36 0674-Mar-2715:52:32 4020 105 -16398 N -a -1.4746 0.1392-0.8346101.3 - -
74 37 0692-Apr-0623:35:55 3857 102 -16175 Ne -a -1.5217 0.0501-0.9185 61.1 - -

Statistics for Lunar Eclipses of Saros 62

Lunar eclipses of Saros 62 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 -0624 Feb 08. The series will end with a penumbral eclipse near the southern edge of the penumbra on 0692 Apr 06. The total duration of Saros series 62 is 1316.20 years.

Summary of Saros 62
First Eclipse -0624 Feb 08
Last Eclipse 0692 Apr 06
Series Duration 1316.20 Years
No. of Eclipses 74
Sequence 10N 7P 26T 7P 24N

Saros 62 is composed of 74 lunar eclipses as follows:

Lunar Eclipses of Saros 62
Eclipse Type Symbol Number Percent
All Eclipses - 74100.0%
PenumbralN 34 45.9%
PartialP 14 18.9%
TotalT 26 35.1%

The 74 lunar eclipses of Saros 62 occur in the order of 10N 7P 26T 7P 24N which corresponds to the following.

Sequence Order of Lunar Eclipses in Saros 62
Eclipse Type Symbol Number
Penumbral N 10
Partial P 7
Total T 26
Partial P 7
Penumbral N 24

The longest and shortest eclipses of Saros 62 as well as largest and smallest partial eclipses appear below.

Extreme Durations and Magnitudes of Lunar Eclipses of Saros 62
Extrema Type Date Duration Magnitude
Longest Total Lunar Eclipse 0025 Mar 0301h45m28s -
Shortest Total Lunar Eclipse -0318 Aug 1000h04m00s -
Longest Partial Lunar Eclipse 0151 May 1803h21m26s -
Shortest Partial Lunar Eclipse -0444 May 2600h46m45s -
Longest Penumbral Lunar Eclipse 0277 Aug 0104h27m32s -
Shortest Penumbral Lunar Eclipse -0624 Feb 0800h43m33s -
Largest Partial Lunar Eclipse 0151 May 18 - 0.92103
Smallest Partial Lunar Eclipse -0444 May 26 - 0.03779

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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