A penumbral eclipse of the Moon occurs on Saturday 11 February, 2017 UT, lasting from 22:34 on 10 Feb–02:53 UT. The Moon will approach within 4% of the Earth's umbral shadow at maximum eclipse; 99% of the Moon's disc will be partially shaded by the Earth, with the overall eclipse lasting 4 hours and 19 minutes. While less dramatic than a partial eclipse (as no part of the Moon will be in complete shadow), a shading across the Moon should be readily visible to observers from the Americas, Europe, Africa, and most of Asia.

The timings of the eclipse are as follows. You will be able to see the eclipse if the Moon is up as seen from your location; but note that this penumbral eclipse will be very difficult to see in practice:

Penumbral eclipse begins: 22:34:16 on 10 Feb UT
Maximum eclipse: 00:43:53 UT
Penumbral eclipse ends: 02:53:26 UT

During this eclipse the Moon will be just 4 days past perigee, making it relatively large. At maximum eclipse it will be 0.536° in apparent diameter, which is 1.0% 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 at maximum eclipse, when it will be visible within the bright area on the map. 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. The green marker in the centre shows where the Moon will be 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 is the 59th eclipse in lunar Saros series 114.The surrounding eclipses in this Saros series are:

Eclipse Parameters

UT Date/time (max) 00:43:53 on 11 Feb UT TDT Date/time (max) 00:45:03 on 11 Feb TDT
Saros Series 114 Number in Series 58
Penumbral Magnitiude 0.9884 Central Magnitiude -0.0354
Gamma -1.0254 Path Width (km)
Delta T 1m10s Error ± 0m04s (95%)
Penumbral Duration 4h19m Partial Duration
Total Duration
Partial Rating Total Rating
Sun Distance 147644507 km (11.4%) Moon Distance 377446 km (41.8%)
Sun Diameter 0.540° Moon Diameter 0.527° - 0.536°
Perigee 14:00 on 6 Feb UT Apogee 21:15 on 18 Feb UT
Contact p1 22:34:16 on 10 Feb UT Contact p2
Contact u1 Contact u2
Max eclipse 00:43:53 on 11 Feb UT
Contact u3 Contact u4
Contact p3 Contact p4 02:53:26 on 11 Feb 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.