A total eclipse of the Moon occurs on Friday 14 March, 2025 UT, lasting from 03:57–10:00 UT. A shallow total eclipse will see the Moon in relative darkness for 1 hour and 5 minutes. The Moon will be 18% of its diameter into the Earth's umbral shadow, and should be significantly darkened for viewers from the Americas and extreme western Africa. The partial eclipse will last for 3 hours and 38 minutes in total.

The timings of the phases of the eclipse are as follows. You will be able to see each phase of the eclipse if the Moon is up at the corresponding time as seen from your location; however the penumbral phase will be very difficult to see in practice, so you may want to start watching at the partial phase:

Penumbral eclipse begins: 03:57:24 UT
Partial eclipse begins: 05:09:33 UT
Total eclipse begins: 06:25:59 UT
Maximum eclipse: 06:58:42 UT
Total eclipse ends: 07:31:23 UT
Partial eclipse ends: 08:47:48 UT
Penumbral eclipse ends: 10:00:01 UT

During this eclipse the Moon will be just 3 days before apogee, making it fairly small. At maximum eclipse it will be 0.504° in apparent diameter, which is 5.2% smaller 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 various stages. The bright area in the middle will see the whole eclipse; the coloured bands to the right will see the start of the eclipse, and those on the left will see the end. 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. Hover your mouse over the tags to see what will be visible from each area on the map. 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 53rd eclipse in lunar Saros series 123.The surrounding eclipses in this Saros series are:

Eclipse Parameters

UT Date/time (max) 06:58:41 on 14 Mar UT TDT Date/time (max) 06:59:56 on 14 Mar TDT
Saros Series 123 Number in Series 52
Penumbral Magnitiude 2.2595 Central Magnitiude 1.1784
Gamma 0.3484 Path Width (km)
Delta T 1m15s Error ± 0m08s (95%)
Penumbral Duration 6h03m Partial Duration 3h38m
Total Duration 1h05m
Partial Rating Total Rating
Sun Distance 148729482 km (33.8%) Moon Distance 401507 km (89.7%)
Sun Diameter 0.536° Moon Diameter 0.496° - 0.504°
Perigee 21:19 on 1 Mar UT Apogee 16:37 on 17 Mar UT
Contact p1 03:57:24 on 14 Mar UT Contact p2
Contact u1 05:09:33 on 14 Mar UT Contact u2 06:25:59 on 14 Mar UT
Max eclipse 06:58:42 on 14 Mar UT
Contact u3 07:31:23 on 14 Mar UT Contact u4 08:47:48 on 14 Mar UT
Contact p3 Contact p4 10:00:01 on 14 Mar 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.