A total eclipse of the Moon occurs on Monday 18 October, 2032 UT, lasting from 16:24–21:40 UT. A shallow total eclipse will see the Moon in relative darkness for 47 minutes and 6 seconds. The Moon will be 10% of its diameter into the Earth's umbral shadow, and should be significantly darkened for viewers in Europe and Asia. The partial eclipse will last for 3 hours and 16 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: 16:24:41 UT
Partial eclipse begins: 17:24:22 UT
Total eclipse begins: 18:38:46 UT
Maximum eclipse: 19:02:21 UT
Total eclipse ends: 19:25:53 UT
Partial eclipse ends: 20:40:17 UT
Penumbral eclipse ends: 21:40:05 UT

During this eclipse the Moon will be just 2 days past perigee, making it fairly large. At maximum eclipse it will be 0.555° in apparent diameter, which is 4.6% 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 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 43rd eclipse in lunar Saros series 127.The surrounding eclipses in this Saros series are:

Eclipse Parameters

UT Date/time (max) 19:02:21 on 18 Oct UT TDT Date/time (max) 19:03:40 on 18 Oct TDT
Saros Series 127 Number in Series 42
Penumbral Magnitiude 2.083 Central Magnitiude 1.1028
Gamma 0.4169 Path Width (km)
Delta T 1m19s Error ± 0m14s (95%)
Penumbral Duration 5h15m Partial Duration 3h16m
Total Duration 47m06s
Partial Rating Total Rating
Sun Distance 149015322 km (39.7%) Moon Distance 364746 km (16.6%)
Sun Diameter 0.535° Moon Diameter 0.546° - 0.555°
Perigee 21:28 on 16 Oct UT Apogee 18:23 on 28 Oct UT
Contact p1 16:24:41 on 18 Oct UT Contact p2
Contact u1 17:24:22 on 18 Oct UT Contact u2 18:38:46 on 18 Oct UT
Max eclipse 19:02:21 on 18 Oct UT
Contact u3 19:25:53 on 18 Oct UT Contact u4 20:40:17 on 18 Oct UT
Contact p3 Contact p4 21:40:05 on 18 Oct 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.