A penumbral eclipse of the Moon occurred on 10 October, 1242 UT Old Style, with maximum eclipse at 11:59 UT. This very subtle penumbral eclipse eclipse was essentially invisible to the naked eye; though it lasted 3 hours and 35 minutes, just 52% of the Moon's disc was in partial shadow (with no part of it in complete shadow).

The penumbral eclipse lasted for 3 hours and 35 minutes. Maximum eclipse was at 11:59:34 UT.

During this eclipse the Moon was just 3 days before apogee, making it very small. At maximum eclipse it was 0.501° in apparent diameter, which is 5.6% smaller than average. The statistics page has information on the ranges of the sizes of the Sun and Moon.

Interactive Map

This map shows the visibility of the eclipse at maximum eclipse, when it was visible within the bright area on the map. Note that the map is approximate, and if you were near the edge of the area of visibility, the moon was very close to the horizon and may not have been practically visible.

You can use the zoom controls to zoom in and out, and pan to see areas of interest. The green marker in the centre shows where the Moon will be directly overhead at maximum eclipse.

Overview Map

This map sourced from NASA's Eclipse Web Site shows the visibility of the eclipse. (Click on it for the full-sized version.)

Eclipse Season and Saros Series

This eclipse season contains 2 eclipses:

This was the 6th eclipse in lunar Saros series 124.The surrounding eclipses in this Saros series are:

Eclipse Parameters

UT Date/time (max) 11:59:34 on 10 Oct UT TDT Date/time (max) 12:09:48 on 10 Oct TDT
Saros Series 124 Number in Series 5
Penumbral Magnitiude 0.5241 Central Magnitiude -0.5633
Gamma 1.2959 Path Width (km)
Delta T 10m14s Error ± 0m52s (95%)
Penumbral Duration 3h35m Partial Duration
Total Duration
Partial Rating Total Rating
Sun Distance 148515713 km (29.4%) Moon Distance 403282 km (93.2%)
Sun Diameter 0.537° Moon Diameter 0.494° - 0.501°
Perigee 17:21 on 27 Sep UT Apogee 08:01 on 13 Oct UT

Note that while all dates and times on this site (except where noted) are in UT, which is within a second of civil time, the dates and times shown in NASA's eclipse listings are in the TDT timescale.

The Sun and Moon distances are shown in km, and as a percentage of their minimum - maximum distances; hence 0% is the closest possible (Earth's perihelion, or the Moon's closest possible perigee) and 100% is the farthest (aphelion, the farthest apogee). The statistics page has information on the ranges of sizes of the Sun and Moon.

Data last updated: 2015-06-21 22:11:45 UTC.