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, 1000–0981 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).
13 Mar, 1000 BC
max: 22:39 UT
Total Lunar Eclipse
(umbral mag. 1.37; Saros 26)
The Moon was plunged into darkness for 1 hour and 23 minutes, in a deep total eclipse which saw the Moon 37% 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.
7 Sep, 1000 BC
max: 10:21 UT
Total Lunar Eclipse
(umbral mag. 1.31; Saros 31)
The Moon was plunged into darkness for 1 hour and 22 minutes, in a deep total eclipse which saw the Moon 31% 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 43 minutes in total.
3 Mar, 0999 BC
max: 13:32 UT
Total Lunar Eclipse
(umbral mag. 1.04; Saros 36)
The Moon barely edged into total eclipse for 29 minutes exactly. With the Moon just 4% of its diameter into the Earth's umbral shadow, the Moon may have been quite bright, but even so, this should have been worth seeing. The partial eclipse lasted for 3 hours and 9 minutes in total.
27 Aug, 0999 BC
max: 10:27 UT
Total Lunar Eclipse
(umbral mag. 1.00; Saros 41)
The Moon barely edged into total eclipse for a brief 9 minutes and 24 seconds. With the Moon just barely inside the Earth's umbral shadow, the Moon may have been quite bright, but even so, this should have been worth seeing. The partial eclipse lasted for 3 hours and 31 minutes in total.
22 Jan, 0998 BC
max: 20:06 UT
Penumbral Lunar Eclipse
(penum. mag. 0.13; Saros 8)
In this extremely marginal eclipse, the Moon barely clipped the edge of the Earth's penumbral shadow. This caused a microscopic darkening of just 13% of the Moon's disc for 1 hour and 38 minutes, which was essentially impossible to see.
21 Feb, 0998 BC
max: 06:04 UT
Penumbral Lunar Eclipse
(penum. mag. 0.71; Saros 46)
This subtle penumbral eclipse eclipse may have been visible to a skilled observer at maximum eclipse. 71% 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.
16 Aug, 0998 BC
max: 12:10 UT
Penumbral Lunar Eclipse
(penum. mag. 0.78; Saros 51)
This subtle penumbral eclipse eclipse may have been visible to a skilled observer at maximum eclipse. 78% 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 7 minutes.
12 Jan, 0997 BC
max: 06:09 UT
Partial Lunar Eclipse
(umbral mag. 0.28; Saros 18)
The Earth's shadow on the moon was clearly visible in this eclipse, with 28% of the Moon in shadow; the partial eclipse lasted for 2 hours exactly.
6 Jul, 0997 BC
max: 12:01 UT
Partial Lunar Eclipse
(umbral mag. 0.40; Saros 23)
The Earth's shadow on the moon was clearly visible in this eclipse, with 40% of the Moon in shadow; the partial eclipse lasted for 2 hours and 13 minutes.
31 Dec, 0997 BC
max: 08:46 UT
Total Lunar Eclipse
(umbral mag. 1.51; Saros 28)
The Moon was plunged into darkness for 1 hour and 37 minutes, in a deep total eclipse which saw the Moon 51% 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 51 minutes in total.
26 Jun, 0996 BC
max: 04:47 UT
Total Lunar Eclipse
(umbral mag. 1.78; Saros 33)
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 31 minutes in total.
20 Dec, 0996 BC
max: 07:53 UT
Partial Lunar Eclipse
(umbral mag. 0.86; Saros 38)
The Moon was strikingly shadowed in this deep partial eclipse which lasted 3 hours and 19 minutes, with 86% of the Moon in darkness at maximum.
15 Jun, 0995 BC
max: 21:10 UT
Partial Lunar Eclipse
(umbral mag. 0.60; Saros 43)
The Moon was strikingly shadowed in this deep partial eclipse which lasted 2 hours and 39 minutes, with 60% of the Moon in darkness at maximum.
9 Dec, 0995 BC
max: 11:06 UT
Penumbral Lunar Eclipse
(penum. mag. 0.73; Saros 48)
This subtle penumbral eclipse eclipse may have been visible to a skilled observer at maximum eclipse. 73% 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 55 minutes.
6 May, 0994 BC
max: 20:39 UT
Penumbral Lunar Eclipse
(penum. mag. 0.67; Saros 15)
This subtle penumbral eclipse eclipse may have been visible to a skilled observer at maximum eclipse. 67% 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 52 minutes.
5 Jun, 0994 BC
max: 08:41 UT
Penumbral Lunar Eclipse
(penum. mag. 0.09; Saros 53)
In this extremely marginal eclipse, the Moon barely clipped the edge of the Earth's penumbral shadow. This caused a microscopic darkening of just 9% of the Moon's disc for 1 hour and 26 minutes, which was essentially impossible to see.
30 Oct, 0994 BC
max: 10:15 UT
Partial Lunar Eclipse
(umbral mag. 0.15; Saros 20)
At maximum eclipse, a small bite out of the Moon should have been visible. The eclipse lasted for 1 hour and 23 minutes, with just 15% of the Moon in shadow at maximum.
24 Apr, 0993 BC
max: 22:17 UT
Partial Lunar Eclipse
(umbral mag. 0.97; Saros 25)
The Moon was almost covered by the Earth's shadow in a very deep partial eclipse, which lasted 3 hours and 29 minutes. With 97% of the Moon in shadow at maximum eclipse, this was quite a memorable event.
19 Oct, 0993 BC
max: 02:00 UT
Total Lunar Eclipse
(umbral mag. 1.37; Saros 30)
The Moon was plunged into darkness for 1 hour and 20 minutes, in a deep total eclipse which saw the Moon 37% 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 24 minutes in total.
13 Apr, 0992 BC
max: 23:45 UT
Total Lunar Eclipse
(umbral mag. 1.28; Saros 35)
The Moon was plunged into darkness for 1 hour and 19 minutes, in a deep total eclipse which saw the Moon 28% 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 41 minutes in total.
8 Oct, 0992 BC
max: 15:23 UT
Total Lunar Eclipse
(umbral mag. 1.07; Saros 40)
A shallow total eclipse saw the Moon in relative darkness for 39 minutes and 48 seconds. The Moon was 7% of its diameter into the Earth's umbral shadow, and should have been significantly darkened. The partial eclipse lasted for 3 hours and 19 minutes in total.
3 Apr, 0991 BC
max: 07:23 UT
Penumbral Lunar Eclipse
(penum. mag. 0.95; Saros 45)
The Moon approached within 4% of the Earth's umbral shadow at maximum eclipse; 95% of the Moon's disc was partially shaded by the Earth, with the overall eclipse lasting 4 hours and 13 minutes. While less dramatic than a partial eclipse (as no part of the Moon was in complete shadow), a shading across the Moon should have been readily visible to observers.
27 Sep, 0991 BC
max: 22:24 UT
Penumbral Lunar Eclipse
(penum. mag. 0.73; Saros 50)
This subtle penumbral eclipse eclipse may have been visible to a skilled observer at maximum eclipse. 73% 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 2 minutes.
22 Feb, 0990 BC
max: 13:26 UT
Partial Lunar Eclipse
(umbral mag. 0.32; Saros 17)
The Earth's shadow on the moon was clearly visible in this eclipse, with 32% of the Moon in shadow; the partial eclipse lasted for 1 hour and 57 minutes.
18 Aug, 0990 BC
max: 05:39 UT
Penumbral Lunar Eclipse
(penum. mag. 0.96; Saros 22)
At maximum eclipse, 96% 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 4 hours and 38 minutes overall.
12 Feb, 0989 BC
max: 05:31 UT
Total Lunar Eclipse
(umbral mag. 1.58; Saros 27)
The Moon was plunged into darkness for 1 hour and 34 minutes, in a deep total eclipse which saw the Moon 58% 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 32 minutes in total.
6 Aug, 0989 BC
max: 09:09 UT
Total Lunar Eclipse
(umbral mag. 1.31; Saros 32)
The Moon was plunged into darkness for 1 hour and 20 minutes, in a deep total eclipse which saw the Moon 31% 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 37 minutes in total.
31 Jan, 0988 BC
max: 17:18 UT
Partial Lunar Eclipse
(umbral mag. 0.78; Saros 37)
The Moon was strikingly shadowed in this deep partial eclipse which lasted 3 hours and 3 minutes, with 78% of the Moon in darkness at maximum.
26 Jul, 0988 BC
max: 20:03 UT
Total Lunar Eclipse
(umbral mag. 1.02; Saros 42)
The Moon barely edged into total eclipse for 20 minutes and 6 seconds. With the Moon just 2% of its diameter into the Earth's umbral shadow, the Moon may have been quite bright, but even so, this should have been worth seeing. The partial eclipse lasted for 3 hours and 13 minutes in total.
20 Jan, 0987 BC
max: 21:44 UT
Penumbral Lunar Eclipse
(penum. mag. 0.45; Saros 47)
This very subtle penumbral eclipse eclipse was essentially invisible to the naked eye; though it lasted 3 hours and 20 minutes, just 45% of the Moon's disc was in partial shadow (with no part of it in complete shadow).
17 Jun, 0987 BC
max: 05:12 UT
Penumbral Lunar Eclipse
(penum. mag. 0.38; Saros 14)
This very subtle penumbral eclipse eclipse was essentially invisible to the naked eye; though it lasted 2 hours and 39 minutes, just 38% of the Moon's disc was in partial shadow (with no part of it in complete shadow).
16 Jul, 0987 BC
max: 12:06 UT
Penumbral Lunar Eclipse
(penum. mag. 0.69; Saros 52)
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 28 minutes.
11 Dec, 0987 BC
max: 02:48 UT
Penumbral Lunar Eclipse
(penum. mag. 1.07; Saros 19)
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 48 minutes in all, though for most of it, the eclipse was extremely difficult or impossible to see.
6 Jun, 0986 BC
max: 20:41 UT
Partial Lunar Eclipse
(umbral mag. 0.71; Saros 24)
The Moon was strikingly shadowed in this deep partial eclipse which lasted 2 hours and 52 minutes, with 71% of the Moon in darkness at maximum.
30 Nov, 0986 BC
max: 08:03 UT
Total Lunar Eclipse
(umbral mag. 1.35; Saros 29)
The Moon was plunged into darkness for 1 hour and 22 minutes, in a deep total eclipse which saw the Moon 35% 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 33 minutes in total.
26 May, 0985 BC
max: 06:16 UT
Total Lunar Eclipse
(umbral mag. 1.59; Saros 34)
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 47 minutes in total.
18 Nov, 0985 BC
max: 20:16 UT
Total Lunar Eclipse
(umbral mag. 1.10; Saros 39)
A shallow total eclipse saw the Moon in relative darkness for 45 minutes and 6 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 14 minutes in total.
15 May, 0984 BC
max: 08:56 UT
Partial Lunar Eclipse
(umbral mag. 0.12; Saros 44)
At maximum eclipse, a small bite out of the Moon should have been visible. The eclipse lasted for 1 hour and 25 minutes, with just 12% of the Moon in shadow at maximum.
8 Nov, 0984 BC
max: 11:48 UT
Penumbral Lunar Eclipse
(penum. mag. 0.88; Saros 49)
At maximum eclipse, 88% 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 52 minutes overall.
4 Apr, 0983 BC
max: 20:40 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 4 hours and 9 minutes.
29 Sep, 0983 BC
max: 13:00 UT
Partial Lunar Eclipse
(umbral mag. 0.02; Saros 21)
A tiny bite out of the Moon may have been visible at maximum, though just 2% of the Moon was shadowed in a partial eclipse which lasted for 32 minutes exactly. A shading across the moon from the Earth's penumbral shadow should have been visible at maximum eclipse.
25 Mar, 0982 BC
max: 06:16 UT
Total Lunar Eclipse
(umbral mag. 1.27; Saros 26)
The Moon was plunged into darkness for 1 hour and 14 minutes, in a deep total eclipse which saw the Moon 27% 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.
18 Sep, 0982 BC
max: 18:00 UT
Total Lunar Eclipse
(umbral mag. 1.25; Saros 31)
The Moon was plunged into darkness for 1 hour and 16 minutes, in a deep total eclipse which saw the Moon 25% 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 41 minutes in total.
13 Mar, 0981 BC
max: 21:33 UT
Total Lunar Eclipse
(umbral mag. 1.13; Saros 36)
A shallow total eclipse saw the Moon in relative darkness for 51 minutes and 30 seconds. The Moon was 13% 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.
6 Sep, 0981 BC
max: 17:48 UT
Total Lunar Eclipse
(umbral mag. 1.08; Saros 41)
A shallow total eclipse saw the Moon in relative darkness for 45 minutes and 18 seconds. The Moon was 8% of its diameter into the Earth's umbral shadow, and should have been significantly darkened. The partial eclipse lasted for 3 hours and 35 minutes in total.