Lunar Eclipses in Saros Series 12

This page lists all the lunar eclipses in saros series 12 which are in our database. Note that the beginning of this series is not included in our database, so the list below only covers the latter part of the series.

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).
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.
   
21 Jan, 1964 BC
max: 20:41 UT
Partial Lunar Eclipse
(umbral mag. 0.24; Saros 12)
The Earth's shadow on the moon was clearly visible in this eclipse, with 24% of the Moon in shadow; the partial eclipse lasted for 1 hour and 42 minutes.
   
2 Feb, 1946 BC
max: 05:06 UT
Partial Lunar Eclipse
(umbral mag. 0.29; Saros 12)
The Earth's shadow on the moon was clearly visible in this eclipse, with 29% of the Moon in shadow; the partial eclipse lasted for 1 hour and 53 minutes.
   
12 Feb, 1928 BC
max: 13:24 UT
Partial Lunar Eclipse
(umbral mag. 0.36; Saros 12)
The Earth's shadow on the moon was clearly visible in this eclipse, with 36% of the Moon in shadow; the partial eclipse lasted for 2 hours and 3 minutes.
   
23 Feb, 1910 BC
max: 21:33 UT
Partial Lunar Eclipse
(umbral mag. 0.43; Saros 12)
The Earth's shadow on the moon was clearly visible in this eclipse, with 43% of the Moon in shadow; the partial eclipse lasted for 2 hours and 15 minutes.
   
6 Mar, 1892 BC
max: 05:34 UT
Partial Lunar Eclipse
(umbral mag. 0.52; Saros 12)
The Earth's shadow on the moon was clearly visible in this eclipse, with 52% of the Moon in shadow; the partial eclipse lasted for 2 hours and 26 minutes.
   
17 Mar, 1874 BC
max: 13:27 UT
Partial Lunar Eclipse
(umbral mag. 0.62; Saros 12)
The Moon was strikingly shadowed in this deep partial eclipse which lasted 2 hours and 37 minutes, with 62% of the Moon in darkness at maximum.
   
27 Mar, 1856 BC
max: 21:13 UT
Partial Lunar Eclipse
(umbral mag. 0.73; Saros 12)
The Moon was strikingly shadowed in this deep partial eclipse which lasted 2 hours and 48 minutes, with 73% of the Moon in darkness at maximum.
   
8 Apr, 1838 BC
max: 04:55 UT
Partial Lunar Eclipse
(umbral mag. 0.85; Saros 12)
The Moon was strikingly shadowed in this deep partial eclipse which lasted 2 hours and 57 minutes, with 85% of the Moon in darkness at maximum.
   
18 Apr, 1820 BC
max: 12:30 UT
Partial Lunar Eclipse
(umbral mag. 0.98; Saros 12)
The Moon was almost covered by the Earth's shadow in a very deep partial eclipse, which lasted 3 hours and 6 minutes. With 98% of the Moon in shadow at maximum eclipse, this was quite a memorable event.
   
29 Apr, 1802 BC
max: 20:03 UT
Total Lunar Eclipse
(umbral mag. 1.11; Saros 12)
A shallow total eclipse saw the Moon in relative darkness for 48 minutes and 12 seconds. The Moon was 11% of its diameter into the Earth's umbral shadow, and should have been significantly darkened. The partial eclipse lasted for 3 hours and 13 minutes in total.
   
10 May, 1784 BC
max: 03:32 UT
Total Lunar Eclipse
(umbral mag. 1.25; Saros 12)
The Moon was plunged into darkness for 1 hour and 9 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 20 minutes in total.
   
21 May, 1766 BC
max: 11:00 UT
Total Lunar Eclipse
(umbral mag. 1.38; Saros 12)
The Moon was plunged into darkness for 1 hour and 22 minutes, in a deep total eclipse which saw the Moon 38% 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 25 minutes in total.
   
31 May, 1748 BC
max: 18:28 UT
Total Lunar Eclipse
(umbral mag. 1.52; Saros 12)
The Moon was plunged into darkness for 1 hour and 31 minutes, in a deep total eclipse which saw the Moon 52% 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 29 minutes in total.
   
12 Jun, 1730 BC
max: 01:58 UT
Total Lunar Eclipse
(umbral mag. 1.65; Saros 12)
A dramatic total eclipse lasting 1 hour and 36 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 32 minutes in total.
   
22 Jun, 1712 BC
max: 09:29 UT
Total Lunar Eclipse
(umbral mag. 1.78; Saros 12)
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 33 minutes in total.
   
3 Jul, 1694 BC
max: 17:04 UT
Total Lunar Eclipse
(umbral mag. 1.86; Saros 12)
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 34 minutes in total.
   
14 Jul, 1676 BC
max: 00:44 UT
Total Lunar Eclipse
(umbral mag. 1.74; Saros 12)
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 34 minutes in total.
   
25 Jul, 1658 BC
max: 08:30 UT
Total Lunar Eclipse
(umbral mag. 1.64; Saros 12)
A dramatic total eclipse lasting 1 hour and 36 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 33 minutes in total.
   
4 Aug, 1640 BC
max: 16:22 UT
Total Lunar Eclipse
(umbral mag. 1.54; Saros 12)
The Moon was plunged into darkness for 1 hour and 33 minutes, in a deep total eclipse which saw the Moon 54% 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.
   
16 Aug, 1622 BC
max: 00:20 UT
Total Lunar Eclipse
(umbral mag. 1.45; Saros 12)
The Moon was plunged into darkness for 1 hour and 28 minutes, in a deep total eclipse which saw the Moon 45% 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.
   
26 Aug, 1604 BC
max: 08:27 UT
Total Lunar Eclipse
(umbral mag. 1.38; Saros 12)
The Moon was plunged into darkness for 1 hour and 23 minutes, in a deep total eclipse which saw the Moon 38% 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 28 minutes in total.
   
6 Sep, 1586 BC
max: 16:41 UT
Total Lunar Eclipse
(umbral mag. 1.32; Saros 12)
The Moon was plunged into darkness for 1 hour and 18 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 27 minutes in total.
   
17 Sep, 1568 BC
max: 01:02 UT
Total Lunar Eclipse
(umbral mag. 1.28; Saros 12)
The Moon was plunged into darkness for 1 hour and 13 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 25 minutes in total.
   
28 Sep, 1550 BC
max: 09:30 UT
Total Lunar Eclipse
(umbral mag. 1.24; Saros 12)
The Moon was plunged into darkness for 1 hour and 9 minutes, in a deep total eclipse which saw the Moon 24% 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.
   
8 Oct, 1532 BC
max: 18:05 UT
Total Lunar Eclipse
(umbral mag. 1.22; Saros 12)
The Moon was plunged into darkness for 1 hour and 6 minutes, in a deep total eclipse which saw the Moon 22% 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.
   
20 Oct, 1514 BC
max: 02:45 UT
Total Lunar Eclipse
(umbral mag. 1.20; Saros 12)
A shallow total eclipse saw the Moon in relative darkness for 1 hour and 4 minutes. The Moon was 20% of its diameter into the Earth's umbral shadow, and should have been significantly darkened. The partial eclipse lasted for 3 hours and 24 minutes in total.
   
30 Oct, 1496 BC
max: 11:28 UT
Total Lunar Eclipse
(umbral mag. 1.19; Saros 12)
A shallow total eclipse saw the Moon in relative darkness for 1 hour and 3 minutes. The Moon was 19% of its diameter into the Earth's umbral shadow, and should have been significantly darkened. The partial eclipse lasted for 3 hours and 24 minutes in total.
   
10 Nov, 1478 BC
max: 20:13 UT
Total Lunar Eclipse
(umbral mag. 1.18; Saros 12)
A shallow total eclipse saw the Moon in relative darkness for 1 hour and 3 minutes. The Moon was 18% of its diameter into the Earth's umbral shadow, and should have been significantly darkened. The partial eclipse lasted for 3 hours and 24 minutes in total.
   
21 Nov, 1460 BC
max: 04:59 UT
Total Lunar Eclipse
(umbral mag. 1.18; Saros 12)
A shallow total eclipse saw the Moon in relative darkness for 1 hour and 3 minutes. The Moon was 18% of its diameter into the Earth's umbral shadow, and should have been significantly darkened. The partial eclipse lasted for 3 hours and 24 minutes in total.
   
2 Dec, 1442 BC
max: 13:43 UT
Total Lunar Eclipse
(umbral mag. 1.18; Saros 12)
A shallow total eclipse saw the Moon in relative darkness for 1 hour and 2 minutes. The Moon was 18% of its diameter into the Earth's umbral shadow, and should have been significantly darkened. The partial eclipse lasted for 3 hours and 25 minutes in total.
   
12 Dec, 1424 BC
max: 22:24 UT
Total Lunar Eclipse
(umbral mag. 1.17; Saros 12)
A shallow total eclipse saw the Moon in relative darkness for 1 hour and 1 minute. The Moon was 17% of its diameter into the Earth's umbral shadow, and should have been significantly darkened. The partial eclipse lasted for 3 hours and 25 minutes in total.
   
24 Dec, 1406 BC
max: 06:59 UT
Total Lunar Eclipse
(umbral mag. 1.16; Saros 12)
A shallow total eclipse saw the Moon in relative darkness for 59 minutes and 30 seconds. The Moon was 16% of its diameter into the Earth's umbral shadow, and should have been significantly darkened. The partial eclipse lasted for 3 hours and 25 minutes in total.
   
3 Jan, 1387 BC
max: 15:30 UT
Total Lunar Eclipse
(umbral mag. 1.14; Saros 12)
A shallow total eclipse saw the Moon in relative darkness for 56 minutes and 24 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 25 minutes in total.
   
14 Jan, 1369 BC
max: 23:50 UT
Total Lunar Eclipse
(umbral mag. 1.11; Saros 12)
A shallow total eclipse saw the Moon in relative darkness for 50 minutes and 24 seconds. The Moon was 11% of its diameter into the Earth's umbral shadow, and should have been significantly darkened. The partial eclipse lasted for 3 hours and 24 minutes in total.
   
25 Jan, 1351 BC
max: 08:03 UT
Total Lunar Eclipse
(umbral mag. 1.07; Saros 12)
A shallow total eclipse saw the Moon in relative darkness for 40 minutes and 42 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 22 minutes in total.
   
5 Feb, 1333 BC
max: 16:04 UT
Total Lunar Eclipse
(umbral mag. 1.01; Saros 12)
The Moon barely edged into total eclipse for just 18 minutes and 12 seconds. With the Moon just 1% 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 20 minutes in total.
   
15 Feb, 1315 BC
max: 23:57 UT
Partial Lunar Eclipse
(umbral mag. 0.95; Saros 12)
The Moon was almost covered by the Earth's shadow in a very deep partial eclipse, which lasted 3 hours and 16 minutes. With 95% of the Moon in shadow at maximum eclipse, this was quite a memorable event.
   
27 Feb, 1297 BC
max: 07:38 UT
Partial Lunar Eclipse
(umbral mag. 0.86; Saros 12)
The Moon was strikingly shadowed in this deep partial eclipse which lasted 3 hours and 10 minutes, with 86% of the Moon in darkness at maximum.
   
9 Mar, 1279 BC
max: 15:10 UT
Partial Lunar Eclipse
(umbral mag. 0.77; Saros 12)
The Moon was strikingly shadowed in this deep partial eclipse which lasted 3 hours and 3 minutes, with 77% of the Moon in darkness at maximum.
   
19 Mar, 1261 BC
max: 22:30 UT
Partial Lunar Eclipse
(umbral mag. 0.65; Saros 12)
The Moon was strikingly shadowed in this deep partial eclipse which lasted 2 hours and 53 minutes, with 65% of the Moon in darkness at maximum.
   
31 Mar, 1243 BC
max: 05:42 UT
Partial Lunar Eclipse
(umbral mag. 0.53; Saros 12)
The Earth's shadow on the moon was clearly visible in this eclipse, with 53% of the Moon in shadow; the partial eclipse lasted for 2 hours and 40 minutes.
   
10 Apr, 1225 BC
max: 12:45 UT
Partial Lunar Eclipse
(umbral mag. 0.40; Saros 12)
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 21 minutes.
   
21 Apr, 1207 BC
max: 19:41 UT
Partial Lunar Eclipse
(umbral mag. 0.25; Saros 12)
The Earth's shadow on the moon was clearly visible in this eclipse, with 25% of the Moon in shadow; the partial eclipse lasted for 1 hour and 56 minutes.
   
2 May, 1189 BC
max: 02:31 UT
Partial Lunar Eclipse
(umbral mag. 0.10; Saros 12)
At maximum eclipse, a small bite out of the Moon should have been visible. The eclipse lasted for 1 hour and 16 minutes, with just 10% of the Moon in shadow at maximum.
   
13 May, 1171 BC
max: 09:15 UT
Penumbral Lunar Eclipse
(penum. mag. 0.98; Saros 12)
At maximum eclipse, 98% 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 31 minutes overall.
   
23 May, 1153 BC
max: 15:57 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 14 minutes.
   
3 Jun, 1135 BC
max: 22:36 UT
Penumbral Lunar Eclipse
(penum. mag. 0.67; Saros 12)
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 53 minutes.
   
14 Jun, 1117 BC
max: 05:15 UT
Penumbral Lunar Eclipse
(penum. mag. 0.52; Saros 12)
This very subtle penumbral eclipse eclipse was essentially invisible to the naked eye; though it lasted 3 hours and 29 minutes, just 52% of the Moon's disc was in partial shadow (with no part of it in complete shadow).
   
25 Jun, 1099 BC
max: 11:56 UT
Penumbral Lunar Eclipse
(penum. mag. 0.37; Saros 12)
This very subtle penumbral eclipse eclipse was essentially invisible to the naked eye; though it lasted 2 hours and 59 minutes, just 37% of the Moon's disc was in partial shadow (with no part of it in complete shadow).
   
5 Jul, 1081 BC
max: 18:39 UT
Penumbral Lunar Eclipse
(penum. mag. 0.23; Saros 12)
This very subtle penumbral eclipse eclipse was essentially invisible to the naked eye; though it lasted 2 hours and 23 minutes, just 23% of the Moon's disc was in partial shadow (with no part of it in complete shadow).
   
17 Jul, 1063 BC
max: 01:28 UT
Penumbral Lunar Eclipse
(penum. mag. 0.10; Saros 12)
In this extremely marginal eclipse, the Moon barely clipped the edge of the Earth's penumbral shadow. This caused a microscopic darkening of just 10% of the Moon's disc for 1 hour and 34 minutes, which was essentially impossible to see.