During this eclipse the Sun was 0.542° in apparent diameter, 1.7% larger than average. The Moon was just 4 days before perigee, making it relatively large. At maximum eclipse it was 0.538° in apparent diameter, which is 1.2% larger 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:||05:29:21 UT|
|Partial eclipse began:||06:32:38 UT|
|Total eclipse began:||07:40:48 UT|
|Maximum eclipse:||08:16:57 UT|
|Total eclipse ended:||08:53:09 UT|
|Partial eclipse ended:||10:01:19 UT|
|Penumbral eclipse ended:||11:04:28 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 48th eclipse in lunar Saros series 125.The surrounding eclipses in this Saros series are:
|UT Date/time (max)||08:16:57 on 21 Dec UT||TDT Date/time (max)||08:18:04 on 21 Dec TDT|
|Saros Series||125||Number in Series||47|
|Penumbral Magnitiude||2.2807||Central Magnitiude||1.2561|
|Gamma||0.3214||Path Width (km)|
|Delta T||1m07s||Error||± 0m01s (95%)|
|Penumbral Duration||5h35m||Partial Duration||3h29m|
|Sun Distance||147167143 km (1.5%)||Moon Distance||376515 km (40.0%)|
|Sun Diameter||0.542°||Moon Diameter||0.529° - 0.538°|
|Apogee||08:35 on 13 Dec UT||Perigee||12:25 on 25 Dec UT|
|Contact p1||05:29:21 on 21 Dec UT||Contact p2|
|Contact u1||06:32:38 on 21 Dec UT||Contact u2||07:40:48 on 21 Dec UT|
|Max eclipse||08:16:57 on 21 Dec UT|
|Contact u3||08:53:09 on 21 Dec UT||Contact u4||10:01:19 on 21 Dec UT|
|Contact p3||Contact p4||11:04:28 on 21 Dec 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.