A partial eclipse of the Moon occurs on Tuesday 9 May, 2180 UT, with maximum eclipse at 15:59 UT. The Moon will be strikingly shadowed in this deep partial eclipse lasting 2 hours and 54 minutes, with 81% of the Moon in darkness at maximum.

The penumbral eclipse lasts for 4 hours and 54 minutes. The partial eclipse lasts for 2 hours and 54 minutes. Maximum eclipse is at 15:59:23 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 58th eclipse in lunar Saros series 124.The surrounding eclipses in this Saros series are:

Eclipse Parameters

UT Date/time (max) 15:59:23 on 9 May UT TDT Date/time (max) 16:05:58 on 9 May TDT
Saros Series 124 Number in Series 57
Penumbral Magnitiude 1.7599 Central Magnitiude 0.8124
Gamma -0.584 Path Width (km)
Delta T 6m35s Error ± 3m58s (95%)
Penumbral Duration 4h54m Partial Duration 2h54m
Total Duration
Partial Rating Total Rating
Sun Distance 150947494 km (79.7%) Moon Distance 357172 km (1.5%)
Sun Diameter 0.528° Moon Diameter 0.557° - 0.567°
Perigee 09:36 on 9 May UT Apogee 13:41 on 22 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.