A partial eclipse of the Moon occurs on Wednesday 12 January, 2028 UT, lasting from 02:07–06:18 UT. A tiny bite out of the Moon may be visible at maximum, though just 7% of the Moon will be shadowed in a partial eclipse lasting for 56 minutes exactly and visible in the Americas, Europe, and most of Africa. A shading across the moon from the Earth's penumbral shadow should be visible at maximum eclipse.

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: 02:07:37 UT
Partial eclipse begins: 03:45:00 UT
Maximum eclipse: 04:12:57 UT
Partial eclipse ends: 04:41:00 UT
Penumbral eclipse ends: 06:18:18 UT

During this eclipse the Moon will be just a day before perigee, making it very large. At maximum eclipse it will be 0.562° in apparent diameter, which is 5.9% 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 will see the whole eclipse; the yellow band to the right will see the start of the eclipse, and the blue band to 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 58th eclipse in lunar Saros series 115.The surrounding eclipses in this Saros series are:

Eclipse Parameters

UT Date/time (max) 04:12:57 on 12 Jan UT TDT Date/time (max) 04:14:13 on 12 Jan TDT
Saros Series 115 Number in Series 57
Penumbral Magnitiude 1.0468 Central Magnitiude 0.0662
Gamma 0.9817 Path Width (km)
Delta T 1m16s Error ± 0m11s (95%)
Penumbral Duration 4h11m Partial Duration 56m00s
Total Duration
Partial Rating Total Rating
Sun Distance 147120062 km (0.5%) Moon Distance 360251 km (7.7%)
Sun Diameter 0.542° Moon Diameter 0.553° - 0.562°
Apogee 03:53 on 1 Jan UT Perigee 07:48 on 13 Jan UT
Contact p1 02:07:37 on 12 Jan UT Contact p2
Contact u1 03:45:00 on 12 Jan UT Contact u2
Max eclipse 04:12:57 on 12 Jan UT
Contact u3 Contact u4 04:41:00 on 12 Jan UT
Contact p3 Contact p4 06:18:18 on 12 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.