A penumbral eclipse of the Moon occurs on Friday 10 January, 2020 UT, lasting from 17:07–21:12 UT. At maximum eclipse, 90% of the Moon's disc will be partially shaded by the Earth, which will cause a slight shadow gradient across its disc; this subtle effect may be visible to careful observers. No part of the Moon will be in complete shadow. The eclipse will last 4 hours and 5 minutes overall, and will be visible from Africa, Europe, Asia, Alaska, and Australia.

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: 17:07:45 UT
Maximum eclipse: 19:09:59 UT
Penumbral eclipse ends: 21:12:19 UT

During this eclipse the Moon will be just 3 days before perigee, making it relatively large. At maximum eclipse it will be 0.545° in apparent diameter, which is 2.6% 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 16th eclipse in lunar Saros series 144.The surrounding eclipses in this Saros series are:

Eclipse Parameters

UT Date/time (max) 19:09:59 on 10 Jan UT TDT Date/time (max) 19:11:11 on 10 Jan TDT
Saros Series 144 Number in Series 15
Penumbral Magnitiude 0.8956 Central Magnitiude -0.116
Gamma 1.0726 Path Width (km)
Delta T 1m12s Error ± 0m05s (95%)
Penumbral Duration 4h05m Partial Duration
Total Duration
Partial Rating Total Rating
Sun Distance 147105030 km (0.2%) Moon Distance 371570 km (30.2%)
Sun Diameter 0.542° Moon Diameter 0.536° - 0.545°
Apogee 01:31 on 2 Jan UT Perigee 20:21 on 13 Jan UT
Contact p1 17:07:45 on 10 Jan UT Contact p2
Contact u1 Contact u2
Max eclipse 19:09:59 on 10 Jan UT
Contact u3 Contact u4
Contact p3 Contact p4 21:12:19 on 10 Jan 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.