A partial eclipse of the Moon occurs on Thursday 29 April, 2162 UT, with maximum eclipse at 08:11 UT. The Moon will be almost covered by the Earth's shadow in a very deep partial eclipse, lasting 3 hours and 1 minute. With 91% of the Moon in shadow at maximum eclipse, this will be quite a memorable event.

The penumbral eclipse lasts for 4 hours and 59 minutes. The partial eclipse lasts for 3 hours and 1 minute. Maximum eclipse is at 08:11:14 UT.

During this eclipse the Moon will be at perigee, making it extremely large. At maximum eclipse it will be 0.567° in apparent diameter, which is 6.8% 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 2 eclipses:

This is the 57th eclipse in lunar Saros series 124.The surrounding eclipses in this Saros series are:

Eclipse Parameters

UT Date/time (max) 08:11:14 on 29 Apr UT TDT Date/time (max) 08:17:08 on 29 Apr TDT
Saros Series 124 Number in Series 56
Penumbral Magnitiude 1.8642 Central Magnitiude 0.9137
Gamma -0.528 Path Width (km)
Delta T 5m54s Error ± 3m21s (95%)
Penumbral Duration 4h59m Partial Duration 3h01m
Total Duration
Partial Rating Total Rating
Sun Distance 150545854 km (71.4%) Moon Distance 357315 km (1.8%)
Sun Diameter 0.530° Moon Diameter 0.557° - 0.567°
Perigee 23:19 on 28 Apr UT Apogee 00:05 on 12 May 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 22:11:47 UTC.