A penumbral eclipse of the Moon occurs on Friday 29 August, 2053 UT, with maximum eclipse at 08:04 UT. In a rare total penumbral eclipse, the entire Moon will be partially shaded by the Earth (though none of it will be in complete shadow), and the shading across the Moon should be quite visible at maximum eclipse. The penumbral phase will last for 4 hours and 38 minutes in all, though for most of it, the eclipse will be extremely difficult or impossible to see.

The penumbral eclipse lasts for 4 hours and 38 minutes. Maximum eclipse is at 08:04:10 UT.

During this eclipse the Moon will be just 4 days past apogee, making it fairly small. At maximum eclipse it will be 0.510° in apparent diameter, which is 4.0% 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 63rd eclipse in lunar Saros series 119.The surrounding eclipses in this Saros series are:

Eclipse Parameters

UT Date/time (max) 08:04:10 on 29 Aug UT TDT Date/time (max) 08:05:50 on 29 Aug TDT
Saros Series 119 Number in Series 62
Penumbral Magnitiude 1.0191 Central Magnitiude -0.033
Gamma 1.0164 Path Width (km)
Delta T 1m40s Error ± 0m33s (95%)
Penumbral Duration 4h38m Partial Duration
Total Duration
Partial Rating Total Rating
Sun Distance 151078963 km (82.4%) Moon Distance 396939 km (80.6%)
Sun Diameter 0.528° Moon Diameter 0.501° - 0.510°
Apogee 18:29 on 24 Aug UT Perigee 15:23 on 9 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.