A partial eclipse of the Moon occurred on Thursday 25 April, 2013 UT, lasting from 18:03–22:11 UT. A tiny bite out of the Moon may have been visible at maximum, though just 1% of the Moon was shadowed in a partial eclipse which lasted for 27 minutes exactly and was visible from most of Asia, Australia, Europe and Africa. A shading across the moon from the Earth's penumbral shadow should have been visible at maximum eclipse.

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: 18:03:41 UT
Partial eclipse began: 19:54:04 UT
Maximum eclipse: 20:07:29 UT
Partial eclipse ended: 20:21:04 UT
Penumbral eclipse ended: 22:11:23 UT

During this eclipse the Moon was just 2 days before perigee, making it fairly large. At maximum eclipse it was 0.554° in apparent diameter, which is 4.4% larger 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 3 eclipses:

This was the 65th eclipse in lunar Saros series 112.The surrounding eclipses in this Saros series are:

Eclipse Parameters

UT Date/time (max) 20:07:30 on 25 Apr UT TDT Date/time (max) 20:08:38 on 25 Apr TDT
Saros Series 112 Number in Series 64
Penumbral Magnitiude 0.9866 Central Magnitiude 0.0148
Gamma -1.0121 Path Width (km)
Delta T 1m08s Error ± 0m02s (95%)
Penumbral Duration 4h08m Partial Duration 27m00s
Total Duration
Partial Rating Total Rating
Sun Distance 150520826 km (70.9%) Moon Distance 365290 km (17.7%)
Sun Diameter 0.530° Moon Diameter 0.545° - 0.554°
Apogee 22:22 on 15 Apr UT Perigee 19:48 on 27 Apr UT
Contact p1 18:03:41 on 25 Apr UT Contact p2
Contact u1 19:54:04 on 25 Apr UT Contact u2
Max eclipse 20:07:29 on 25 Apr UT
Contact u3 Contact u4 20:21:04 on 25 Apr UT
Contact p3 Contact p4 22:11:23 on 25 Apr 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.