The penumbral eclipse lasted for 5 hours and 10 minutes. The partial eclipse lasted for 3 hours and 19 minutes. The total eclipse lasted for 1 hour and 8 minutes. Maximum eclipse was at 19:56:24 UT.
During this eclipse the Moon was at perigee, making it extremely large. At maximum eclipse it was 0.566° in apparent diameter, which is 6.6% larger than average. The statistics page has information on the ranges of the sizes of the Sun and Moon.
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.
This map sourced from NASA's Eclipse Web Site shows the visibility of the eclipse. (Click on it for the full-sized version.)
This eclipse season contains 2 eclipses:
This was the 53rd eclipse in lunar Saros series 121.The surrounding eclipses in this Saros series are:
|UT Date/time (max)||19:56:24 on 4 May UT||TDT Date/time (max)||19:57:19 on 4 May TDT|
|Saros Series||121||Number in Series||52|
|Penumbral Magnitiude||2.187||Central Magnitiude||1.2369|
|Gamma||0.3519||Path Width (km)|
|Delta T||0m55s||Error||± 0m00s (95%)|
|Penumbral Duration||5h10m||Partial Duration||3h19m|
|Partial Rating||Total Rating|
|Sun Distance||150876853 km (78.2%)||Moon Distance||357979 km (3.1%)|
|Sun Diameter||0.529°||Moon Diameter||0.556° - 0.566°|
|Perigee||05:23 on 4 May UT||Apogee||23:49 on 16 May UT|
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.