A total eclipse of the Moon occurred on 25 August, 1504 UT Old Style, with maximum eclipse at 16:27 UT. A shallow total eclipse saw the Moon in relative darkness for 1 hour and 7 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 32 minutes in total.

The penumbral eclipse lasted for 5 hours and 45 minutes. The partial eclipse lasted for 3 hours and 32 minutes. The total eclipse lasted for 1 hour and 7 minutes. Maximum eclipse was at 16:27:29 UT.

During this eclipse the Moon was 6 days after apogee and 9 days before perigee. At maximum eclipse it was 0.522° in apparent diameter, which is 1.8% 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 43rd eclipse in lunar Saros series 110.The surrounding eclipses in this Saros series are:

Eclipse Parameters

UT Date/time (max) 16:27:29 on 25 Aug UT TDT Date/time (max) 16:30:40 on 25 Aug TDT
Saros Series 110 Number in Series 42
Penumbral Magnitiude 2.2287 Central Magnitiude 1.1966
Gamma -0.3518 Path Width (km)
Delta T 3m11s Error ± 0m39s (95%)
Penumbral Duration 5h45m Partial Duration 3h32m
Total Duration 1h07m
Partial Rating Total Rating
Sun Distance 150543988 km (71.3%) Moon Distance 387967 km (62.8%)
Sun Diameter 0.530° Moon Diameter 0.513° - 0.522°
Apogee 10:39 on 19 Aug UT Perigee 14:11 on 3 Sep 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.