A total eclipse of the Moon occurred on 14 August, 1505 UT Old Style, with maximum eclipse at 20:02 UT. A shallow total eclipse saw the Moon in relative darkness for 44 minutes and 42 seconds. The Moon was 8% of its diameter into the Earth's umbral shadow, and should have been significantly darkened. The partial eclipse lasted for 3 hours and 34 minutes in total.

The penumbral eclipse lasted for 6 hours and 1 minute. The partial eclipse lasted for 3 hours and 34 minutes. The total eclipse lasted for 44 minutes and 42 seconds. Maximum eclipse was at 20:02:49 UT.

During this eclipse the Moon was just 2 days past apogee, making it very small. At maximum eclipse it was 0.500° in apparent diameter, which is 5.8% 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 29th eclipse in lunar Saros series 120.The surrounding eclipses in this Saros series are:

Eclipse Parameters

UT Date/time (max) 20:02:49 on 14 Aug UT TDT Date/time (max) 20:05:59 on 14 Aug TDT
Saros Series 120 Number in Series 28
Penumbral Magnitiude 2.1487 Central Magnitiude 1.0766
Gamma 0.4063 Path Width (km)
Delta T 3m10s Error ± 0m39s (95%)
Penumbral Duration 6h01m Partial Duration 3h34m
Total Duration 44m42s
Partial Rating Total Rating
Sun Distance 150967446 km (80.1%) Moon Distance 404174 km (95.0%)
Sun Diameter 0.528° Moon Diameter 0.492° - 0.500°
Apogee 13:27 on 12 Aug UT Perigee 21:03 on 27 Aug 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.