A total eclipse of the Moon occurs on Wednesday 7 September, 2044 UT, with maximum eclipse at 11:19 UT. The Moon will barely edge into total eclipse for 33 minutes and 54 seconds. With the Moon just 5% of its diameter into the Earth's umbral shadow, the Moon may be quite bright, but even so, this should be worth seeing. The partial eclipse will last for 3 hours and 26 minutes in total.

The penumbral eclipse lasts for 5 hours and 44 minutes. The partial eclipse lasts for 3 hours and 26 minutes. The total eclipse lasts for 33 minutes and 54 seconds. Maximum eclipse is at 11:19:16 UT.

During this eclipse the Moon will be 5 days after apogee and 10 days before perigee. At maximum eclipse it will be 0.517° in apparent diameter, which is 2.7% 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 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 2 eclipses:

This is the 30th eclipse in lunar Saros series 138.The surrounding eclipses in this Saros series are:

Eclipse Parameters

UT Date/time (max) 11:19:16 on 7 Sep UT TDT Date/time (max) 11:20:44 on 7 Sep TDT
Saros Series 138 Number in Series 29
Penumbral Magnitiude 2.086 Central Magnitiude 1.0456
Gamma 0.4318 Path Width (km)
Delta T 1m28s Error ± 0m24s (95%)
Penumbral Duration 5h44m Partial Duration 3h26m
Total Duration 33m54s
Partial Rating Total Rating
Sun Distance 150740507 km (75.4%) Moon Distance 391608 km (70.0%)
Sun Diameter 0.529° Moon Diameter 0.508° - 0.517°
Apogee 20:27 on 1 Sep UT Perigee 12:15 on 17 Sep 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.