A penumbral eclipse of the Moon occurred on Monday 24 June, 2002 UT, lasting from 20:22–22:31 UT. This very subtle penumbral eclipse eclipse was essentially invisible to the naked eye; though it lasted 2 hours and 9 minutes, just 21% of the Moon's disc was in partial shadow (with no part of it in complete shadow). The full Moon itself was visible from South America, Europe, Africa, south Asia, and Australia.

The timings of the eclipse are as follows. You would have been able to see the eclipse if the Moon was up as seen from your location; but note that this penumbral eclipse would have been very difficult to see in practice:

Penumbral eclipse began: 20:22:28 UT
Maximum eclipse: 21:27:09 UT
Penumbral eclipse ended: 22:31:33 UT

During this eclipse the Moon was 5 days after perigee and 7 days before apogee. At maximum eclipse it was 0.532° in apparent diameter, which is around 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 3 eclipses:

This was the 2nd eclipse in lunar Saros series 149.The surrounding eclipses in this Saros series are:

Eclipse Parameters

UT Date/time (max) 21:27:09 on 24 Jun UT TDT Date/time (max) 21:28:13 on 24 Jun TDT
Saros Series 149 Number in Series 1
Penumbral Magnitiude 0.2095 Central Magnitiude -0.7925
Gamma -1.4439 Path Width (km)
Delta T 1m04s Error ± 0m00s (95%)
Penumbral Duration 2h09m Partial Duration
Total Duration
Partial Rating Total Rating
Sun Distance 152049824 km (102.5%) Moon Distance 380418 km (47.8%)
Sun Diameter 0.525° Moon Diameter 0.523° - 0.532°
Perigee 07:24 on 19 Jun UT Apogee 07:36 on 2 Jul UT
Contact p1 20:22:28 on 24 Jun UT Contact p2
Contact u1 Contact u2
Max eclipse 21:27:09 on 24 Jun UT
Contact u3 Contact u4
Contact p3 Contact p4 22:31:33 on 24 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.