A total eclipse of the Moon occurs on Wednesday 17 June, 2448 UT, with maximum eclipse at 10:09 UT. A shallow total eclipse will see the Moon in relative darkness for 1 hour and 3 minutes. The Moon will be 19% of its diameter into the Earth's umbral shadow, and should be significantly darkened. The partial eclipse will last for 3 hours and 23 minutes in total.

The penumbral eclipse lasts for 5 hours and 22 minutes. The partial eclipse lasts for 3 hours and 23 minutes. The total eclipse lasts for 1 hour and 3 minutes. Maximum eclipse is at 10:09:50 UT.

During this eclipse the Moon will be just 3 days before perigee, making it relatively large. At maximum eclipse it will be 0.547° in apparent diameter, which is 3.0% 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 50th eclipse in lunar Saros series 137.The surrounding eclipses in this Saros series are:

Eclipse Parameters

UT Date/time (max) 10:09:50 on 17 Jun UT TDT Date/time (max) 10:30:31 on 17 Jun TDT
Saros Series 137 Number in Series 49
Penumbral Magnitiude 2.1615 Central Magnitiude 1.1854
Gamma 0.373 Path Width (km)
Delta T 20m41s Error ± 16m47s (95%)
Penumbral Duration 5h22m Partial Duration 3h23m
Total Duration 1h03m
Partial Rating Total Rating
Sun Distance 151853518 km (98.4%) Moon Distance 370151 km (27.3%)
Sun Diameter 0.525° Moon Diameter 0.538° - 0.547°
Apogee 09:36 on 8 Jun UT Perigee 07:01 on 20 Jun 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.