A total eclipse of the Moon occurred on 1 March, 1504 UT Old Style, with maximum eclipse at 00:41 UT. A shallow total eclipse saw the Moon in relative darkness for 47 minutes and 36 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 26 minutes in total.

The penumbral eclipse lasted for 5 hours and 40 minutes. The partial eclipse lasted for 3 hours and 26 minutes. The total eclipse lasted for 47 minutes and 36 seconds. Maximum eclipse was at 00:41:36 UT.

During this eclipse the Moon was 8 days after perigee and 6 days before apogee. At maximum eclipse it was 0.525° in apparent diameter, which is 1.1% 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 53rd eclipse in lunar Saros series 105.The surrounding eclipses in this Saros series are:

Eclipse Parameters

UT Date/time (max) 00:41:36 on 1 Mar UT TDT Date/time (max) 00:44:47 on 1 Mar TDT
Saros Series 105 Number in Series 52
Penumbral Magnitiude 2.1318 Central Magnitiude 1.0956
Gamma 0.4057 Path Width (km)
Delta T 3m11s Error ± 0m39s (95%)
Penumbral Duration 5h40m Partial Duration 3h26m
Total Duration 47m36s
Partial Rating Total Rating
Sun Distance 148924894 km (37.8%) Moon Distance 385334 km (57.5%)
Sun Diameter 0.536° Moon Diameter 0.517° - 0.525°
Perigee 03:53 on 22 Feb UT Apogee 16:49 on 7 Mar 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.