A penumbral eclipse of the Moon occurs on Thursday 26 July, 2306 UT, with maximum eclipse at 20:49 UT. At maximum eclipse, 87% of the Moon's disc will be partially shaded by the Earth, which will cause a slight shadow gradient across its disc; this subtle effect may be visible to careful observers. No part of the Moon will be in complete shadow. The eclipse will last 3 hours and 49 minutes overall.

The penumbral eclipse lasts for 3 hours and 49 minutes. Maximum eclipse is at 20:49:11 UT.

During this eclipse the Moon will be at perigee, making it extremely large. At maximum eclipse it will be 0.566° in apparent diameter, which is 6.7% 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 65th eclipse in lunar Saros series 124.The surrounding eclipses in this Saros series are:

Eclipse Parameters

UT Date/time (max) 20:49:11 on 26 Jul UT TDT Date/time (max) 21:01:27 on 26 Jul TDT
Saros Series 124 Number in Series 64
Penumbral Magnitiude 0.8701 Central Magnitiude -0.0725
Gamma -1.0676 Path Width (km)
Delta T 12m16s Error ± 9m10s (95%)
Penumbral Duration 3h49m Partial Duration
Total Duration
Partial Rating Total Rating
Sun Distance 151989717 km (101.2%) Moon Distance 357744 km (2.7%)
Sun Diameter 0.525° Moon Diameter 0.556° - 0.566°
Apogee 10:17 on 14 Jul UT Perigee 08:34 on 27 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 22:11:47 UTC.