A total eclipse of the Moon occurs on Wednesday 8 June, 2495 UT, with maximum eclipse at 08:01 UT. The Moon will barely edge into total eclipse for just 12 minutes and 54 seconds. With the Moon just barely inside the Earth's umbral shadow, the Moon may be quite bright, but even so, this should be worth seeing. The partial eclipse will last for 3 hours and 31 minutes in total.

The penumbral eclipse lasts for 6 hours exactly. The partial eclipse lasts for 3 hours and 31 minutes. The total eclipse lasts for 12 minutes and 54 seconds. Maximum eclipse is at 08:01:24 UT.

During this eclipse the Moon will be at apogee, making it very small. At maximum eclipse it will be 0.498° in apparent diameter, which is 6.3% smaller 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 55th eclipse in lunar Saros series 138.The surrounding eclipses in this Saros series are:

Eclipse Parameters

UT Date/time (max) 08:01:24 on 8 Jun UT TDT Date/time (max) 08:25:20 on 8 Jun TDT
Saros Series 138 Number in Series 54
Penumbral Magnitiude 2.0787 Central Magnitiude 1.006
Gamma -0.4447 Path Width (km)
Delta T 23m56s Error ± 19m40s (95%)
Penumbral Duration 6h00m Partial Duration 3h31m
Total Duration 12m54s
Partial Rating Total Rating
Sun Distance 151644280 km (94.1%) Moon Distance 406178 km (99.0%)
Sun Diameter 0.526° Moon Diameter 0.490° - 0.498°
Perigee 08:04 on 25 May UT Apogee 17:53 on 8 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.