During this eclipse the Sun was 0.538° in apparent diameter, 0.9% larger than average. The Moon was just 3 days before apogee, making it fairly small. At maximum eclipse it was 0.503° in apparent diameter, which is 5.3% smaller than average. The statistics page has information on the ranges of the sizes of the Sun and Moon.
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:||20:18:11 UT|
|Partial eclipse began:||21:30:20 UT|
|Total eclipse began:||22:44:12 UT|
|Maximum eclipse:||23:20:53 UT|
|Total eclipse ended:||23:57:33 UT|
|Partial eclipse ended:||01:11:24 on 4 Mar UT|
|Penumbral eclipse ended:||02:23:37 on 4 Mar UT|
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.
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 52nd eclipse in lunar Saros series 123.The surrounding eclipses in this Saros series are:
|UT Date/time (max)||23:20:54 on 3 Mar UT||TDT Date/time (max)||23:21:59 on 3 Mar TDT|
|Saros Series||123||Number in Series||51|
|Penumbral Magnitiude||2.3188||Central Magnitiude||1.2328|
|Gamma||0.3175||Path Width (km)|
|Delta T||1m05s||Error||± 0m00s (95%)|
|Penumbral Duration||6h05m||Partial Duration||3h41m|
|Sun Distance||148309757 km (25.1%)||Moon Distance||402204 km (91.1%)|
|Sun Diameter||0.538°||Moon Diameter||0.495° - 0.503°|
|Perigee||09:35 on 19 Feb UT||Apogee||03:38 on 7 Mar UT|
|Contact p1||20:18:11 on 3 Mar UT||Contact p2|
|Contact u1||21:30:20 on 3 Mar UT||Contact u2||22:44:12 on 3 Mar UT|
|Max eclipse||23:20:53 on 3 Mar UT|
|Contact u3||23:57:33 on 3 Mar UT||Contact u4||01:11:24 on 4 Mar UT|
|Contact p3||Contact p4||02:23:37 on 4 Mar 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: 2015-04-05 21:25:26 UTC.