Penumbral Lunar Eclipse in Libra March 2024

March 2024 Full Moon Lunar Eclipse in Libra: All the Scary Details

The Penumbral Lunar Eclipse in Libra March 2024 presents a unique celestial phenomenon that invites a deeper exploration of its astrological significance.

It’s eclipse season here at The Spiritual Eclectic, so watch for more articles coming up on how this eclipse will affect you, including a meditation you can use.

But first, the basics.

Time and Date (UTC and Eastern Time):

24-25 March 2024

Penumbral Eclipse beginsMar 25 at 04:53 AM UTCMar 25 at 12:53 AM ET
Maximum EclipseMar 25 at 07:12 AM UTCMar 25 at 3:12 AM ET
Penumbral Eclipse endsMar 25 at 09:32 AM UTCMar 25 at 5:32 AM ET


4 hours, 39 minutes


Penumbral Lunar.  This type of eclipse occurs when the Moon passes through the Earth’s penumbra, the outer part of its shadow. This type of lunar eclipse is subtler than a partial or total lunar eclipse because the Moon only slightly darkens, rather than becoming dramatically obscured or taking on a reddish color.

Where seen:

In a variety of countries, pending ideal conditions, to include:  United States, Canada, Mexico, Brazil, Australia, Japan, Spain, United Kingdom, Germany, France; far eastern Asia and Australia, the Americas, and western Europe and Africa.

Most affected astrology signs:

People with personal planets within degrees (the closer, the stronger) at 5 Aries 7, 5 Cancer 7, 5 Libra 7, and 5 Capricorn 7 (all Cardinal signs)

General predictions among astrologers:

Astrologers generally view the 24-25 March 2024 full moon Libra eclipse as a powerful event signifying change and transformation, particularly in relationships:

  • Focus on Relationships: Since it’s a full moon in Libra, the sign of partnership, this eclipse is expected to highlight imbalances and areas for growth in close relationships.
  • Endings and New Beginnings: Eclipses often mark culminations and turning points. This eclipse might bring closure to unhealthy bonds or unresolved issues, paving the way for healthier connections.
  • Self-reflection and Prioritization: The eclipse may prompt you to re-evaluate your needs and prioritize your own well-being within relationships.


Overall favorable but will depend on the individual natal chart (see Most Affected Astrology Signs above)

Sign and Degree:

Begins at 5 Libra 7.

Sabian symbol:

At 5 Libra 7: A man teaching the true inner knowledge

14 March 2006 Penumbral Lunar Eclipse; 3 March 1988 Penumbral Lunar Eclipse; 12 February 1970 Partial Lunar Eclipse 

(Big hints:  What was going on in your life then?  There’ll be some reflection of that now.)

Saros Series:

113 – a sequence of lunar eclipses that repeat every 18 years, 11 1/3 days, depending on leap years  (or 19 eclipse years)

71 eclipses over 1262 years in the series, with this one being #64

Beginning 29 April 888 through 10 June 2150. (

Stressful configurations:

None in particular noted but pay attention to which astrological house it occurs in, both in beginning and leaving and any personal planets in those houses between 8 and 2 degrees of that sign.  Some astrologers note conjunctions 10 degrees away, but I generally don’t feel it strongly unless it’s within 3 degrees of a personal planet.

How Powerful, on a scale of 1-10:

Astrologers tend to view the 24-25 March 2024 lunar eclipse in Libra as quite impactful, landing somewhere around 7-8 on a scale of 1-10.

  • Lunar Eclipse: Eclipses themselves are considered more potent than regular full or new moons due to the alignment of celestial bodies.
  • First Eclipse of 2024: As the year’s first eclipse, it sets the tone for astrological influences throughout the year.
  • Libra’s Influence:  Libra is a cardinal sign, associated with initiation and new beginnings, further amplifying the potential for change.

Next up:  

  • Libra Full Moon (Lunar Eclipse) meditation
  • Applied Astrology – Looking at how this eclipse series has affected me in the past

Veronica in the Witch Out of Time series uses astrology to determine which time line she’s trapped in–and hopefully how to get back to the correct one. Read more…


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