Lunar Eclipse

Total lunar eclipse (March 4, 2007)

Type of Phenomenon
Lunar Eclipse


During the night of the 3 March 2007, a total Lunar eclipse will be visible from Spain. It will be also visible from the rest of Europe, Africa, Middle East and Western Asia. From America some Eclipse phases will be also visible, as the Moon will be rising after the Eclipse begins. In the rest of Asia the opposite, will be happening as the Moon will set before totality.

Eclipse starts at 20:18 UT, when the Moon is entering the Earth penumbra. First contact with the umbra take place at 21:30 UT and totality begin at 22:44 UT, lasting for 73 minutes. At 23:57 UT totality finish, and at 01:11 UT partial eclipse will be finishing too. Second penumbra phase, last until 02:23 UT. Add one hour to (UT) to get Spanish peninsular time.


Ombra i visibilitat


Phases of the eclipse

Instant Time (UT)
Penumbral phase Begins (P1) 20:18:11
Partial phase Begins (U1) 21:30:22
Totality phase Begins (U2) 22:44:13
Maximum 23:20:56
Totality phase ends (U3) 23:57:37
Partial phase ends (U4) 01:11:28
Penumbral phase ends (P4) 02:23:44

This is the eclipse number 52 of Saros series 123, and it takes place in Leo, in the descendant node of the Moon's orbit. This eclipse occurs near apogee thus the Moon will appear smaller than ussually.

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