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:||20:07:56 UT|
|Maximum eclipse:||22:27:33 UT|
|Penumbral eclipse ends:||00:47:09 on 10 Dec UT|
During this eclipse the Moon will be at apogee, making it very small. At maximum eclipse it will be 0.498° in apparent diameter, which is 6.3% smaller than average. The statistics page has information on the ranges of the sizes of the Sun and Moon.
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.
This map sourced from NASA's Eclipse Web Site shows the visibility of the eclipse. (Click on it for the full-sized version.)
This eclipse season contains 2 eclipses:
This is the 12th eclipse in lunar Saros series 145.The surrounding eclipses in this Saros series are:
|UT Date/time (max)||22:27:33 on 9 Dec UT||TDT Date/time (max)||22:28:51 on 9 Dec TDT|
|Saros Series||145||Number in Series||11|
|Penumbral Magnitiude||0.9416||Central Magnitiude||-0.1628|
|Gamma||-1.0731||Path Width (km)|
|Delta T||1m18s||Error||± 0m12s (95%)|
|Penumbral Duration||4h39m||Partial Duration|
|Partial Rating||Total Rating|
|Sun Distance||147330147 km (4.9%)||Moon Distance||406292 km (99.2%)|
|Sun Diameter||0.541°||Moon Diameter||0.490° - 0.498°|
|Perigee||21:08 on 25 Nov UT||Apogee||10:04 on 10 Dec UT|
|Contact p1||20:07:56 on 9 Dec UT||Contact p2|
|Contact u1||Contact u2|
|Max eclipse||22:27:33 on 9 Dec UT|
|Contact u3||Contact u4|
|Contact p3||Contact p4||00:47:09 on 10 Dec UT|
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.