A penumbral eclipse of the Moon occurs on Sunday 5 July, 2020 UT, lasting from 03:07–05:52 UT. This very subtle penumbral eclipse eclipse will be essentially invisible to the naked eye; though it will last 2 hours and 45 minutes, just 35% of the Moon's disc will be in partial shadow (with no part of it in complete shadow). The full Moon itself will be visible from the Americas, south-west Europe, and western Africa.

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: 03:07:23 UT
Maximum eclipse: 04:30:00 UT
Penumbral eclipse ends: 05:52:23 UT

During this eclipse the Moon will be 5 days after perigee and 7 days before apogee. At maximum eclipse it will be 0.534° in apparent diameter, which is 0.5% 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 3 eclipses:

This is the 3rd eclipse in lunar Saros series 149.The surrounding eclipses in this Saros series are:

Eclipse Parameters

UT Date/time (max) 04:30:00 on 5 Jul UT TDT Date/time (max) 04:31:12 on 5 Jul TDT
Saros Series 149 Number in Series 2
Penumbral Magnitiude 0.3546 Central Magnitiude -0.6436
Gamma -1.3638 Path Width (km)
Delta T 1m12s Error ± 0m05s (95%)
Penumbral Duration 2h45m Partial Duration
Total Duration
Partial Rating Total Rating
Sun Distance 152095171 km (103.4%) Moon Distance 379104 km (45.1%)
Sun Diameter 0.524° Moon Diameter 0.525° - 0.534°
Perigee 02:09 on 30 Jun UT Apogee 19:28 on 12 Jul UT
Contact p1 03:07:23 on 5 Jul UT Contact p2
Contact u1 Contact u2
Max eclipse 04:30:00 on 5 Jul UT
Contact u3 Contact u4
Contact p3 Contact p4 05:52:23 on 5 Jul 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.