A total eclipse of the Moon occurred on Tuesday 27 November, 1928 UT, with maximum eclipse at 09:01 UT. A shallow total eclipse saw the Moon in relative darkness for 54 minutes and 48 seconds. The Moon was 15% of its diameter into the Earth's umbral shadow, and should have been significantly darkened. The partial eclipse lasted for 3 hours and 14 minutes in total.

The penumbral eclipse lasted for 5 hours and 9 minutes. The partial eclipse lasted for 3 hours and 14 minutes. The total eclipse lasted for 54 minutes and 48 seconds. Maximum eclipse was at 09:01:23 UT.

During this eclipse the Moon was at perigee, making it extremely large. At maximum eclipse it was 0.568° in apparent diameter, which is 7.0% larger 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 22nd eclipse in lunar Saros series 134.The surrounding eclipses in this Saros series are:

Eclipse Parameters

UT Date/time (max) 09:01:23 on 27 Nov UT TDT Date/time (max) 09:01:47 on 27 Nov TDT
Saros Series 134 Number in Series 21
Penumbral Magnitiude 2.1166 Central Magnitiude 1.1486
Gamma 0.3952 Path Width (km)
Delta T 0m24s Error ± 0m00s (95%)
Penumbral Duration 5h09m Partial Duration 3h14m
Total Duration 54m48s
Partial Rating Total Rating
Sun Distance 147574360 km (9.9%) Moon Distance 356710 km (0.6%)
Sun Diameter 0.540° Moon Diameter 0.558° - 0.568°
Apogee 08:11 on 14 Nov UT Perigee 13:21 on 27 Nov 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.