A total eclipse of the Moon occurs on Friday 17 July, 2065 UT, with maximum eclipse at 17:46 UT. A dramatic total eclipse lasting 1 hour and 37 minutes will plunge the full Moon into deep darkness, as it passes right through the centre of the Earth's umbral shadow. While the visual effect of a total eclipse is variable, the Moon may be stained a deep orange or red colour at maximum eclipse. This will be a great spectacle for everyone who sees it. The partial eclipse will last for 3 hours and 36 minutes in total.

The penumbral eclipse lasts for 5 hours and 31 minutes. The partial eclipse lasts for 3 hours and 36 minutes. The total eclipse lasts for 1 hour and 37 minutes. Maximum eclipse is at 17:46:35 UT.

During this eclipse the Moon will be just 3 days past perigee, making it relatively large. At maximum eclipse it will be 0.546° in apparent diameter, which is 2.8% 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 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 3 eclipses:

This is the 37th eclipse in lunar Saros series 130.The surrounding eclipses in this Saros series are:

Eclipse Parameters

UT Date/time (max) 17:46:35 on 17 Jul UT TDT Date/time (max) 17:48:40 on 17 Jul TDT
Saros Series 130 Number in Series 36
Penumbral Magnitiude 2.589 Central Magnitiude 1.6121
Gamma -0.1402 Path Width (km)
Delta T 2m05s Error ± 0m46s (95%)
Penumbral Duration 5h31m Partial Duration 3h36m
Total Duration 1h37m
Partial Rating Total Rating
Sun Distance 152034616 km (102.2%) Moon Distance 370868 km (28.8%)
Sun Diameter 0.525° Moon Diameter 0.537° - 0.546°
Perigee 17:51 on 14 Jul UT Apogee 15:52 on 26 Jul 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.