A total eclipse of the Moon occurred on Tuesday 24 May, 1910 UT (11 May, 1910 Old Style), with maximum eclipse at 05:34 UT. A shallow total eclipse saw the Moon in relative darkness for 49 minutes and 30 seconds. The Moon was 10% of its diameter into the Earth's umbral shadow, and should have been significantly darkened. The partial eclipse lasted for 3 hours and 35 minutes in total.

The penumbral eclipse lasted for 6 hours exactly. The partial eclipse lasted for 3 hours and 35 minutes. The total eclipse lasted for 49 minutes and 30 seconds. Maximum eclipse was at 05:34:05 UT.

During this eclipse the Moon was just 2 days past apogee, making it very small. At maximum eclipse it was 0.501° in apparent diameter, which is 5.7% 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 32nd eclipse in lunar Saros series 129.The surrounding eclipses in this Saros series are:

Eclipse Parameters

UT Date/time (max) 05:34:05 on 24 May UT TDT Date/time (max) 05:34:16 on 24 May TDT
Saros Series 129 Number in Series 31
Penumbral Magnitiude 2.1625 Central Magnitiude 1.095
Gamma -0.3975 Path Width (km)
Delta T 0m11s Error ± 0m00s (95%)
Penumbral Duration 6h00m Partial Duration 3h35m
Total Duration 49m30s
Partial Rating Total Rating
Sun Distance 151514270 km (91.4%) Moon Distance 403868 km (94.4%)
Sun Diameter 0.526° Moon Diameter 0.493° - 0.501°
Apogee 18:30 on 21 May UT Perigee 03:26 on 6 Jun 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 22:11:46 UTC.