A total eclipse of the Moon occurred on 12 March, 1522 UT Old Style, with maximum eclipse at 08:29 UT. The Moon barely edged into total eclipse for 29 minutes and 18 seconds. With the Moon just 3% of its diameter into the Earth's umbral shadow, the Moon may have been quite bright, but even so, this should have been worth seeing. The partial eclipse lasted for 3 hours and 22 minutes in total.

The penumbral eclipse lasted for 5 hours and 36 minutes. The partial eclipse lasted for 3 hours and 22 minutes. The total eclipse lasted for 29 minutes and 18 seconds. Maximum eclipse was at 08:29:43 UT.

During this eclipse the Moon was 7 days after perigee and 7 days before apogee. At maximum eclipse it was 0.527° in apparent diameter, which is 0.8% 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 54th eclipse in lunar Saros series 105.The surrounding eclipses in this Saros series are:

Eclipse Parameters

UT Date/time (max) 08:29:43 on 12 Mar UT TDT Date/time (max) 08:32:37 on 12 Mar TDT
Saros Series 105 Number in Series 53
Penumbral Magnitiude 2.0648 Central Magnitiude 1.035
Gamma 0.4404 Path Width (km)
Delta T 2m54s Error ± 0m39s (95%)
Penumbral Duration 5h36m Partial Duration 3h22m
Total Duration 29m18s
Partial Rating Total Rating
Sun Distance 149382701 km (47.3%) Moon Distance 384145 km (55.2%)
Sun Diameter 0.534° Moon Diameter 0.518° - 0.527°
Perigee 01:57 on 5 Mar UT Apogee 05:00 on 19 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.