A total eclipse of the Moon occurred on 9 January, 0001 BC UT Old Style, with maximum eclipse at 23:09 UT. A dramatic total eclipse lasting 1 hour and 39 minutes plunged the full Moon into deep darkness, as it passed right through the centre of the Earth's umbral shadow. While the visual effect of a total eclipse is variable, the Moon may have been stained a deep orange or red colour at maximum eclipse. This was a great spectacle for everyone who saw it. The partial eclipse lasted for 3 hours and 34 minutes in total.

The penumbral eclipse lasted for 5 hours and 27 minutes. The partial eclipse lasted for 3 hours and 34 minutes. The total eclipse lasted for 1 hour and 39 minutes. Maximum eclipse was at 23:09:06 UT.

Overview Map

This map sourced from NASA Goddard Space flight Center: GSFC Eclipse Web SiteGSFC Eclipse Web Site
The primary source of all the information on eclipses presented here at Hermit Eclipse. (NASA Goddard Space flight Center)
https://eclipse.gsfc.nasa.gov/eclipse.html
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 was the 41st eclipse in lunar Saros series 63.The surrounding eclipses in this Saros series are:

This Saros series, lunar Saros series 63, is linked to solar Saros series 70. The nearest partner eclipses in that series are:

Eclipse Parameters

UT Date/time (max) 23:09:06 on 9 Jan UT TDT Date/time (max) 02:04:40 on 10 Jan TDT
Saros Series 63 Number in Series 40
Penumbral Magnitiude 2.7699 Central Magnitiude 1.7825
Gamma -0.0445 Path Width (km)
Delta T 2h56m Error ± 8m39s (95%)
Penumbral Duration 5h27m Partial Duration 3h34m
Total Duration 1h39m
Partial Rating Total Rating

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 listingsGSFC Eclipse Web Site
The primary source of all the information on eclipses presented here at Hermit Eclipse. (NASA Goddard Space flight Center)
https://eclipse.gsfc.nasa.gov/eclipse.html
are in the TDT timescale. For this eclipse, this makes the date shown on this site different to NASA's date.

Data last updated: 2015-06-21 22:11:42 UTC.