The penumbral eclipse lasts for 5 hours and 52 minutes. The partial eclipse lasts for 3 hours and 33 minutes. The total eclipse lasts for 54 minutes and 18 seconds. Maximum eclipse is at 02:50:54 UT.
During this eclipse the Moon will be just 4 days before apogee, making it relatively small. At maximum eclipse it will be 0.510° in apparent diameter, which is 3.9% smaller than average. The statistics page has information on the ranges of the sizes of the Sun and Moon.
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.
This map sourced from NASA's Eclipse Web Site shows the visibility of the eclipse. (Click on it for the full-sized version.)
This eclipse season contains 2 eclipses:
This is the 29th eclipse in lunar Saros series 148.The surrounding eclipses in this Saros series are:
|UT Date/time (max)||02:50:54 on 17 May UT||TDT Date/time (max)||03:13:38 on 17 May TDT|
|Saros Series||148||Number in Series||28|
|Penumbral Magnitiude||2.1715||Central Magnitiude||1.12|
|Gamma||0.3883||Path Width (km)|
|Delta T||22m44s||Error||± 18m36s (95%)|
|Penumbral Duration||5h52m||Partial Duration||3h33m|
|Partial Rating||Total Rating|
|Sun Distance||151011060 km (81.0%)||Moon Distance||396522 km (79.8%)|
|Sun Diameter||0.528°||Moon Diameter||0.502° - 0.510°|
|Perigee||21:59 on 5 May UT||Apogee||19:01 on 21 May UT|
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.