A partial eclipse of the Moon occurred on 7 September, 2006 AD UT. At maximum eclipse, a small bite out of the Moon should have been visible over Europe, Africa, Asia, and Australasia. The eclipse lasted for 1 hour and 31 minutes, with just 18% of the Moon in shadow at maximum.
The timings of the phases of the eclipse are as follows:
|Penumbral eclipse began:||16:44:07 UT|
|Partial eclipse began:||18:05:47 UT|
|Maximum eclipse:||18:51:19 UT|
|Partial eclipse ended:||19:36:53 UT|
|Penumbral eclipse ended:||20:58:30 UT|
This was the 51st eclipse in Saros series 118. The previous eclipse in this series is on 27 Aug, 1988 AD; the next is on 18 Sep, 2024 AD. The previous eclipse in the Triple Saros is on 5 Aug, 1952 AD; the next is on 9 Oct, 2060 AD.
This map shows the visibility of the eclipse. The bright area in the middle will see the whole eclipse; the yellow band to the right will see the start of the eclipse, and the blue band to the left will see the end. Note that the map is approximate, and if you are near the edge of the area of visibility, the moon will be very close to the horizon and may not be 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 stage of the eclipse each circle represents. 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.) EclipseMaps/2006_09_07.gif
|Saros Series||118||Saros Number||50|
|Penumbral Magnitiude||1.1329||Central Magnitiude||0.1837|
|Gamma||-0.9262||Path Width (km)|
|Delta T||65||Penumbral Duration||4 hours and 14 minutes|
|Partial Duration||1 hour and 31 minutes||Total Duration|
|Contact p1||16:44:07 on 7 Sep UT||Contact p2|
|Contact u1||18:05:47 on 7 Sep UT||Contact u2|
|Max eclipse||18:51:19 on 7 Sep UT|
|Contact u3||Contact u4||19:36:53 on 7 Sep UT|
|Contact p3||Contact p4||20:58:30 on 7 Sep UT|
The TD Date/Time of this eclipse (as shown in NASA's eclipse listings) is 18:52:25 on 7 Sep TDT.