This catalog has a page for every lunar eclipse from 2000 BC to 3000 AD, 12,064 in all, shown in groups of 20 years at a time. You can go to any eclipse by selecting the milennium, century and 20-year period from the navigation tabs above; then click on an eclipse's date in the list below to to go its page.

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Lunar Eclipses, 2000–1981 BC

Note that eclipse dates are specified relative to UT. You have not selected a timezone for eclipse timings, so all times are shown in UT (essentially GMT).
26 Jun, 2000 BC
max: 01:19 UT
Penumbral Lunar Eclipse
(penum. mag. 0.88; Saros 17)
This subtle penumbral eclipse eclipse may have been visible to a skilled observer at maximum eclipse. 88% of the Moon's disc was partially shaded by the Earth (none of it was in total shadow), which caused a gentle shadow gradient across its disc at maximum; the eclipse as a whole lasted 4 hours and 29 minutes.
21 Nov, 2000 BC
max: 07:30 UT
Penumbral Lunar Eclipse
(penum. mag. 0.81; Saros -16)
This subtle penumbral eclipse eclipse may have been visible to a skilled observer at maximum eclipse. 81% of the Moon's disc was partially shaded by the Earth (none of it was in total shadow), which caused a gentle shadow gradient across its disc at maximum; the eclipse as a whole lasted 3 hours and 53 minutes.
16 May, 1999 BC
max: 16:54 UT
Partial Lunar Eclipse
(umbral mag. 0.21; Saros -11)
The Earth's shadow on the moon was clearly visible in this eclipse, with 21% of the Moon in shadow; the partial eclipse lasted for 1 hour and 43 minutes.
10 Nov, 1999 BC
max: 16:22 UT
Partial Lunar Eclipse
(umbral mag. 0.97; Saros -6)
The Moon was almost covered by the Earth's shadow in a very deep partial eclipse, which lasted 3 hours and 21 minutes. With 97% of the Moon in shadow at maximum eclipse, this was quite a memorable event.
6 May, 1998 BC
max: 06:03 UT
Total Lunar Eclipse
(umbral mag. 1.70; Saros -1)
A dramatic total eclipse lasting 1 hour and 38 minutes plunged the full Moon into deep darkness, as it passed right through the centre of the Earth's umbral shadow. While the visual effect of a total eclipse is variable, the Moon may have been stained a deep orange or red colour at maximum eclipse. This was a great spectacle for everyone who saw it. The partial eclipse lasted for 3 hours and 34 minutes in total.
30 Oct, 1998 BC
max: 18:01 UT
Total Lunar Eclipse
(umbral mag. 1.40; Saros 4)
The Moon was plunged into darkness for 1 hour and 31 minutes, in a deep total eclipse which saw the Moon 40% of its diameter inside the Earth's umbral shadow. The visual effect of this depends on the state of the Earth's atmosphere, but the Moon may have been stained a deep red colour. The partial eclipse lasted for 3 hours and 49 minutes in total.
24 Apr, 1997 BC
max: 23:04 UT
Partial Lunar Eclipse
(umbral mag. 0.72; Saros 9)
The Moon was strikingly shadowed in this deep partial eclipse which lasted 2 hours and 46 minutes, with 72% of the Moon in darkness at maximum.
18 Oct, 1997 BC
max: 17:07 UT
Partial Lunar Eclipse
(umbral mag. 0.18; Saros 14)
At maximum eclipse, a small bite out of the Moon should have been visible. The eclipse lasted for 1 hour and 40 minutes, with just 18% of the Moon in shadow at maximum.
16 Mar, 1996 BC
max: 06:06 UT
Penumbral Lunar Eclipse
(penum. mag. 0.65; Saros -19)
This subtle penumbral eclipse eclipse may have been visible to a skilled observer at maximum eclipse. 65% of the Moon's disc was partially shaded by the Earth (none of it was in total shadow), which caused a gentle shadow gradient across its disc at maximum; the eclipse as a whole lasted 3 hours and 37 minutes.
14 Apr, 1996 BC
max: 15:19 UT
Penumbral Lunar Eclipse
(penum. mag. 0.27; Saros 19)
This very subtle penumbral eclipse eclipse was essentially invisible to the naked eye; though it lasted 2 hours and 20 minutes, just 27% of the Moon's disc was in partial shadow (with no part of it in complete shadow).
8 Sep, 1996 BC
max: 08:08 UT
Penumbral Lunar Eclipse
(penum. mag. 0.54; Saros -14)
This very subtle penumbral eclipse eclipse was essentially invisible to the naked eye; though it lasted 3 hours and 16 minutes, just 54% of the Moon's disc was in partial shadow (with no part of it in complete shadow).
7 Oct, 1996 BC
max: 21:12 UT
Penumbral Lunar Eclipse
(penum. mag. 0.08; Saros 24)
In this extremely marginal eclipse, the Moon barely clipped the edge of the Earth's penumbral shadow. This caused a microscopic darkening of just 8% of the Moon's disc for 1 hour and 24 minutes, which was essentially impossible to see.
5 Mar, 1995 BC
max: 13:15 UT
Partial Lunar Eclipse
(umbral mag. 0.94; Saros -9)
The Moon was almost covered by the Earth's shadow in a very deep partial eclipse, which lasted 3 hours and 22 minutes. With 94% of the Moon in shadow at maximum eclipse, this was quite a memorable event.
28 Aug, 1995 BC
max: 22:33 UT
Partial Lunar Eclipse
(umbral mag. 0.90; Saros -4)
The Moon was strikingly shadowed in this deep partial eclipse which lasted 3 hours and 1 minute, with 90% of the Moon in darkness at maximum.
22 Feb, 1994 BC
max: 14:08 UT
Total Lunar Eclipse
(umbral mag. 1.36; Saros 1)
The Moon was plunged into darkness for 1 hour and 28 minutes, in a deep total eclipse which saw the Moon 36% of its diameter inside the Earth's umbral shadow. The visual effect of this depends on the state of the Earth's atmosphere, but the Moon may have been stained a deep red colour. The partial eclipse lasted for 3 hours and 48 minutes in total.
18 Aug, 1994 BC
max: 14:53 UT
Total Lunar Eclipse
(umbral mag. 1.57; Saros 6)
The Moon was plunged into darkness for 1 hour and 33 minutes, in a deep total eclipse which saw the Moon 57% of its diameter inside the Earth's umbral shadow. The visual effect of this depends on the state of the Earth's atmosphere, but the Moon may have been stained a deep red colour. The partial eclipse lasted for 3 hours and 30 minutes in total.
11 Feb, 1993 BC
max: 15:18 UT
Partial Lunar Eclipse
(umbral mag. 0.06; Saros 11)
A tiny bite out of the Moon may have been visible at maximum, though just 6% of the Moon was shadowed in a partial eclipse which lasted for 57 minutes and 12 seconds. A shading across the moon from the Earth's penumbral shadow should have been visible at maximum eclipse.
7 Aug, 1993 BC
max: 04:27 UT
Partial Lunar Eclipse
(umbral mag. 0.17; Saros 16)
At maximum eclipse, a small bite out of the Moon should have been visible. The eclipse lasted for 1 hour and 34 minutes, with just 17% of the Moon in shadow at maximum.
1 Jan, 1992 BC
max: 11:31 UT
Penumbral Lunar Eclipse
(penum. mag. 0.85; Saros -17)
At maximum eclipse, 85% of the Moon's disc was partially shaded by the Earth, which caused a slight shadow gradient across its disc; this subtle effect may have been visible to careful observers. No part of the Moon was in complete shadow. The eclipse lasted 3 hours and 54 minutes overall.
27 Jun, 1992 BC
max: 20:40 UT
Penumbral Lunar Eclipse
(penum. mag. 0.83; Saros -12)
This subtle penumbral eclipse eclipse may have been visible to a skilled observer at maximum eclipse. 83% of the Moon's disc was partially shaded by the Earth (none of it was in total shadow), which caused a gentle shadow gradient across its disc at maximum; the eclipse as a whole lasted 4 hours and 21 minutes.
22 Dec, 1992 BC
max: 02:47 UT
Total Lunar Eclipse
(umbral mag. 1.14; Saros -7)
A shallow total eclipse saw the Moon in relative darkness for 52 minutes and 36 seconds. The Moon was 14% of its diameter into the Earth's umbral shadow, and should have been significantly darkened. The partial eclipse lasted for 3 hours and 14 minutes in total.
16 Jun, 1991 BC
max: 21:09 UT
Total Lunar Eclipse
(umbral mag. 1.14; Saros -2)
A shallow total eclipse saw the Moon in relative darkness for 59 minutes and 48 seconds. The Moon was 14% of its diameter into the Earth's umbral shadow, and should have been significantly darkened. The partial eclipse lasted for 3 hours and 38 minutes in total.
11 Dec, 1991 BC
max: 17:59 UT
Total Lunar Eclipse
(umbral mag. 1.36; Saros 3)
The Moon was plunged into darkness for 1 hour and 21 minutes, in a deep total eclipse which saw the Moon 36% of its diameter inside the Earth's umbral shadow. The visual effect of this depends on the state of the Earth's atmosphere, but the Moon may have been stained a deep red colour. The partial eclipse lasted for 3 hours and 27 minutes in total.
6 Jun, 1990 BC
max: 01:41 UT
Total Lunar Eclipse
(umbral mag. 1.10; Saros 8)
A shallow total eclipse saw the Moon in relative darkness for 49 minutes and 48 seconds. The Moon was 10% of its diameter into the Earth's umbral shadow, and should have been significantly darkened. The partial eclipse lasted for 3 hours and 27 minutes in total.
1 Dec, 1990 BC
max: 04:31 UT
Penumbral Lunar Eclipse
(penum. mag. 1.04; Saros 13)
In a rare total penumbral eclipse, the entire Moon was partially shaded by the Earth (though none of it was in complete shadow), and the shading across the Moon should have been quite visible at maximum eclipse. The penumbral phase lasted for 4 hours and 32 minutes in all, though for most of it, the eclipse was extremely difficult or impossible to see.
26 Apr, 1989 BC
max: 06:16 UT
Penumbral Lunar Eclipse
(penum. mag. 0.30; Saros -20)
This very subtle penumbral eclipse eclipse was essentially invisible to the naked eye; though it lasted 2 hours and 24 minutes, just 30% of the Moon's disc was in partial shadow (with no part of it in complete shadow).
25 May, 1989 BC
max: 13:28 UT
Penumbral Lunar Eclipse
(penum. mag. 0.75; Saros 18)
This subtle penumbral eclipse eclipse may have been visible to a skilled observer at maximum eclipse. 75% of the Moon's disc was partially shaded by the Earth (none of it was in total shadow), which caused a gentle shadow gradient across its disc at maximum; the eclipse as a whole lasted 3 hours and 42 minutes.
20 Oct, 1989 BC
max: 12:21 UT
Penumbral Lunar Eclipse
(penum. mag. 0.49; Saros -15)
This very subtle penumbral eclipse eclipse was essentially invisible to the naked eye; though it lasted 3 hours and 31 minutes, just 49% of the Moon's disc was in partial shadow (with no part of it in complete shadow).
15 Apr, 1988 BC
max: 23:31 UT
Partial Lunar Eclipse
(umbral mag. 0.69; Saros -10)
The Moon was strikingly shadowed in this deep partial eclipse which lasted 2 hours and 44 minutes, with 69% of the Moon in darkness at maximum.
9 Oct, 1988 BC
max: 12:15 UT
Partial Lunar Eclipse
(umbral mag. 0.67; Saros -5)
The Moon was strikingly shadowed in this deep partial eclipse which lasted 2 hours and 59 minutes, with 67% of the Moon in darkness at maximum.
5 Apr, 1987 BC
max: 14:42 UT
Total Lunar Eclipse
(umbral mag. 1.70; Saros 0)
A dramatic total eclipse lasting 1 hour and 40 minutes plunged the full Moon into deep darkness, as it passed right through the centre of the Earth's umbral shadow. While the visual effect of a total eclipse is variable, the Moon may have been stained a deep orange or red colour at maximum eclipse. This was a great spectacle for everyone who saw it. The partial eclipse lasted for 3 hours and 39 minutes in total.
28 Sep, 1987 BC
max: 18:33 UT
Total Lunar Eclipse
(umbral mag. 1.67; Saros 5)
A dramatic total eclipse lasting 1 hour and 39 minutes plunged the full Moon into deep darkness, as it passed right through the centre of the Earth's umbral shadow. While the visual effect of a total eclipse is variable, the Moon may have been stained a deep orange or red colour at maximum eclipse. This was a great spectacle for everyone who saw it. The partial eclipse lasted for 3 hours and 39 minutes in total.
25 Mar, 1986 BC
max: 23:40 UT
Partial Lunar Eclipse
(umbral mag. 0.20; Saros 10)
The Earth's shadow on the moon was clearly visible in this eclipse, with 20% of the Moon in shadow; the partial eclipse lasted for 1 hour and 45 minutes.
18 Sep, 1986 BC
max: 07:39 UT
Partial Lunar Eclipse
(umbral mag. 0.44; Saros 15)
The Earth's shadow on the moon was clearly visible in this eclipse, with 44% of the Moon in shadow; the partial eclipse lasted for 2 hours and 17 minutes.
13 Feb, 1985 BC
max: 09:19 UT
Penumbral Lunar Eclipse
(penum. mag. 0.60; Saros -18)
This subtle penumbral eclipse eclipse may have been visible to a skilled observer at maximum eclipse. 60% of the Moon's disc was partially shaded by the Earth (none of it was in total shadow), which caused a gentle shadow gradient across its disc at maximum; the eclipse as a whole lasted 3 hours and 49 minutes.
8 Aug, 1985 BC
max: 14:23 UT
Penumbral Lunar Eclipse
(penum. mag. 0.69; Saros -13)
This subtle penumbral eclipse eclipse may have been visible to a skilled observer at maximum eclipse. 69% of the Moon's disc was partially shaded by the Earth (none of it was in total shadow), which caused a gentle shadow gradient across its disc at maximum; the eclipse as a whole lasted 3 hours and 33 minutes.
6 Sep, 1985 BC
max: 23:43 UT
Penumbral Lunar Eclipse
(penum. mag. 0.20; Saros 25)
In this extremely marginal eclipse, the Moon barely clipped the edge of the Earth's penumbral shadow. This caused a microscopic darkening of just 20% of the Moon's disc for 1 hour and 58 minutes, which was essentially impossible to see.
1 Feb, 1984 BC
max: 11:47 UT
Partial Lunar Eclipse
(umbral mag. 0.92; Saros -8)
The Moon was almost covered by the Earth's shadow in a very deep partial eclipse, which lasted 3 hours and 17 minutes. With 92% of the Moon in shadow at maximum eclipse, this was quite a memorable event.
29 Jul, 1984 BC
max: 02:30 UT
Partial Lunar Eclipse
(umbral mag. 0.97; Saros -3)
The Moon was almost covered by the Earth's shadow in a very deep partial eclipse, which lasted 3 hours and 17 minutes. With 97% of the Moon in shadow at maximum eclipse, this was quite a memorable event.
21 Jan, 1983 BC
max: 21:16 UT
Total Lunar Eclipse
(umbral mag. 1.42; Saros 2)
The Moon was plunged into darkness for 1 hour and 26 minutes, in a deep total eclipse which saw the Moon 42% of its diameter inside the Earth's umbral shadow. The visual effect of this depends on the state of the Earth's atmosphere, but the Moon may have been stained a deep red colour. The partial eclipse lasted for 3 hours and 31 minutes in total.
18 Jul, 1983 BC
max: 07:34 UT
Total Lunar Eclipse
(umbral mag. 1.32; Saros 7)
The Moon was plunged into darkness for 1 hour and 24 minutes, in a deep total eclipse which saw the Moon 32% of its diameter inside the Earth's umbral shadow. The visual effect of this depends on the state of the Earth's atmosphere, but the Moon may have been stained a deep red colour. The partial eclipse lasted for 3 hours and 45 minutes in total.
11 Jan, 1982 BC
max: 12:07 UT
Partial Lunar Eclipse
(umbral mag. 0.19; Saros 12)
At maximum eclipse, a small bite out of the Moon should have been visible. The eclipse lasted for 1 hour and 34 minutes, with just 19% of the Moon in shadow at maximum.
7 Jul, 1982 BC
max: 07:59 UT
Penumbral Lunar Eclipse
(penum. mag. 1.02; Saros 17)
In a rare total penumbral eclipse, the entire Moon was partially shaded by the Earth (though none of it was in complete shadow), and the shading across the Moon should have been quite visible at maximum eclipse. The penumbral phase lasted for 4 hours and 45 minutes in all, though for most of it, the eclipse was extremely difficult or impossible to see.
2 Dec, 1982 BC
max: 16:19 UT
Penumbral Lunar Eclipse
(penum. mag. 0.81; Saros -16)
This subtle penumbral eclipse eclipse may have been visible to a skilled observer at maximum eclipse. 81% of the Moon's disc was partially shaded by the Earth (none of it was in total shadow), which caused a gentle shadow gradient across its disc at maximum; the eclipse as a whole lasted 3 hours and 54 minutes.
26 May, 1981 BC
max: 23:55 UT
Partial Lunar Eclipse
(umbral mag. 0.07; Saros -11)
A tiny bite out of the Moon may have been visible at maximum, though just 7% of the Moon was shadowed in a partial eclipse which lasted for 1 hour and 1 minute. A shading across the moon from the Earth's penumbral shadow should have been visible at maximum eclipse.
21 Nov, 1981 BC
max: 00:51 UT
Partial Lunar Eclipse
(umbral mag. 0.97; Saros -6)
The Moon was almost covered by the Earth's shadow in a very deep partial eclipse, which lasted 3 hours and 21 minutes. With 97% of the Moon in shadow at maximum eclipse, this was quite a memorable event.