A partial eclipse of the Moon occurred on 21 March, 1513 UT Old Style, with maximum eclipse at 11:19 UT. A tiny bite out of the Moon may have been visible at maximum, though just 2% of the Moon was shadowed in a partial eclipse which lasted for 29 minutes and 48 seconds. A shading across the moon from the Earth's penumbral shadow should have been visible at maximum eclipse.

The penumbral eclipse lasted for 4 hours and 37 minutes. The partial eclipse lasted for 29 minutes and 48 seconds. Maximum eclipse was at 11:19:50 UT.

During this eclipse the Moon was 9 days after perigee and 6 days before apogee. At maximum eclipse it was 0.518° in apparent diameter, which is 2.4% 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 21st eclipse in lunar Saros series 124.The surrounding eclipses in this Saros series are:

Eclipse Parameters

UT Date/time (max) 11:19:50 on 21 Mar UT TDT Date/time (max) 11:22:52 on 21 Mar TDT
Saros Series 124 Number in Series 20
Penumbral Magnitiude 1.0591 Central Magnitiude 0.0158
Gamma 0.9922 Path Width (km)
Delta T 3m02s Error ± 0m39s (95%)
Penumbral Duration 4h37m Partial Duration 29m48s
Total Duration
Partial Rating Total Rating
Sun Distance 149784823 km (55.6%) Moon Distance 390228 km (67.3%)
Sun Diameter 0.532° Moon Diameter 0.510° - 0.518°
Perigee 18:53 on 11 Mar UT Apogee 08:18 on 27 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.