A partial eclipse of the Moon occurred on Saturday 24 May, 1603 UT (14 May, 1603 Old Style), with maximum eclipse at 23:29 UT. The Moon was strikingly shadowed in this deep partial eclipse which lasted 2 hours and 47 minutes, with 62% of the Moon in darkness at maximum.

The penumbral eclipse lasted for 5 hours and 14 minutes. The partial eclipse lasted for 2 hours and 47 minutes. Maximum eclipse was at 23:29:00 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 26th eclipse in lunar Saros series 124.The surrounding eclipses in this Saros series are:

Eclipse Parameters

UT Date/time (max) 23:29:00 on 24 May UT TDT Date/time (max) 23:30:55 on 24 May TDT
Saros Series 124 Number in Series 25
Penumbral Magnitiude 1.6287 Central Magnitiude 0.615
Gamma 0.6737 Path Width (km)
Delta T 1m55s Error ± 0m39s (95%)
Penumbral Duration 5h14m Partial Duration 2h47m
Total Duration
Partial Rating Total Rating
Sun Distance 151696308 km (95.2%) Moon Distance 383982 km (54.8%)
Sun Diameter 0.526° Moon Diameter 0.518° - 0.527°
Perigee 19:41 on 17 May UT Apogee 20:28 on 31 May 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.