A partial eclipse of the Moon occurred on Saturday 26 June, 2010 UT, lasting from 08:57–14:19 UT. The Earth's shadow on the moon was clearly visible in this eclipse, with 54% of the Moon in shadow; the partial eclipse lasted for 2 hours and 43 minutes and was visible over eastern Asia, Australasia, the Pacific, and (partially) the Americas.

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: 08:57:24 UT
Partial eclipse began: 10:16:58 UT
Maximum eclipse: 11:38:27 UT
Partial eclipse ended: 12:59:50 UT
Penumbral eclipse ended: 14:19:31 UT

During this eclipse the Moon was 11 days after perigee and 5 days before apogee. At maximum eclipse it was 0.512° in apparent diameter, which is 3.6% smaller 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. The bright area in the middle saw the whole eclipse; the yellow band to the right saw the start of the eclipse, and the blue band to 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 57th eclipse in lunar Saros series 120.The surrounding eclipses in this Saros series are:

Eclipse Parameters

UT Date/time (max) 11:38:27 on 26 Jun UT TDT Date/time (max) 11:39:34 on 26 Jun TDT
Saros Series 120 Number in Series 56
Penumbral Magnitiude 1.5773 Central Magnitiude 0.5368
Gamma -0.7091 Path Width (km)
Delta T 1m07s Error ± 0m01s (95%)
Penumbral Duration 5h22m Partial Duration 2h43m
Total Duration
Partial Rating Total Rating
Sun Distance 152063183 km (102.8%) Moon Distance 395127 km (77.0%)
Sun Diameter 0.524° Moon Diameter 0.504° - 0.512°
Perigee 14:55 on 15 Jun UT Apogee 10:13 on 1 Jul UT
Contact p1 08:57:24 on 26 Jun UT Contact p2
Contact u1 10:16:58 on 26 Jun UT Contact u2
Max eclipse 11:38:27 on 26 Jun UT
Contact u3 Contact u4 12:59:50 on 26 Jun UT
Contact p3 Contact p4 14:19:31 on 26 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.