A total eclipse of the Moon occurred on Tuesday 9 January, 2001 UT, lasting from 17:45–22:56 UT. A shallow total eclipse saw the Moon in relative darkness for 1 hour and 1 minute. The Moon was 19% of its diameter into the Earth's umbral shadow, and should have been significantly darkened for viewers over all of Europe, Africa, and Asia. The partial eclipse lasted for 3 hours and 16 minutes in total and was visible in parts of north-eastern North America and Australia.

The timings of the phases of the eclipse are as follows. You would have been able to see each phase of the eclipse if the Moon was up at the corresponding time as seen from your location; however the penumbral phase would have been very difficult to see in practice:

Penumbral eclipse began: 17:45:04 UT
Partial eclipse began: 18:42:27 UT
Total eclipse began: 19:50:05 UT
Maximum eclipse: 20:20:35 UT
Total eclipse ended: 20:51:07 UT
Partial eclipse ended: 21:58:45 UT
Penumbral eclipse ended: 22:56:06 UT

During this eclipse the Moon was at perigee, making it extremely large. At maximum eclipse it was 0.567° in apparent diameter, which is 6.8% 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 various stages. The bright area in the middle saw the whole eclipse; the coloured bands to the right saw the start of the eclipse, and those on the left saw the end. 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. Hover your mouse over the tags to see what was visible from each area on the map. The green marker in the centre shows where the Moon was 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 134.The surrounding eclipses in this Saros series are:

Eclipse Parameters

UT Date/time (max) 20:20:36 on 9 Jan UT TDT Date/time (max) 20:21:40 on 9 Jan TDT
Saros Series 134 Number in Series 25
Penumbral Magnitiude 2.1618 Central Magnitiude 1.1889
Gamma 0.372 Path Width (km)
Delta T 1m04s Error ± 0m00s (95%)
Penumbral Duration 5h11m Partial Duration 3h16m
Total Duration 1h01m
Partial Rating Total Rating
Sun Distance 147111025 km (0.3%) Moon Distance 357409 km (2.0%)
Sun Diameter 0.542° Moon Diameter 0.557° - 0.567°
Apogee 15:06 on 28 Dec UT Perigee 09:00 on 10 Jan UT
Contact p1 17:45:04 on 9 Jan UT Contact p2
Contact u1 18:42:27 on 9 Jan UT Contact u2 19:50:05 on 9 Jan UT
Max eclipse 20:20:35 on 9 Jan UT
Contact u3 20:51:07 on 9 Jan UT Contact u4 21:58:45 on 9 Jan UT
Contact p3 Contact p4 22:56:06 on 9 Jan 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.