A total eclipse of the Moon occurred on 31 July, 0836 UT Old Style, with maximum eclipse at 18:00 UT. The Moon barely edged into total eclipse for 21 minutes and 42 seconds. With the Moon just 2% of its diameter into the Earth's umbral shadow, the Moon may have been quite bright, but even so, this should have been worth seeing. The partial eclipse lasted for 3 hours and 12 minutes in total.

The penumbral eclipse lasted for 5 hours and 11 minutes. The partial eclipse lasted for 3 hours and 12 minutes. The total eclipse lasted for 21 minutes and 42 seconds. Maximum eclipse was at 18:00:26 UT.

Interactive Map

This map shows the visibility of the eclipse at maximum eclipse, when it was visible within the bright area on the map. Note that the map is approximate, and if you were near the edge of the area of visibility, the moon was very close to the horizon and may not have been 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 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 23rd eclipse in lunar Saros series 100.The surrounding eclipses in this Saros series are:

Eclipse Parameters

UT Date/time (max) 18:00:26 on 31 Jul UT TDT Date/time (max) 18:44:36 on 31 Jul TDT
Saros Series 100 Number in Series 22
Penumbral Magnitiude 1.9871 Central Magnitiude 1.0207
Gamma 0.4654 Path Width (km)
Delta T 44m10s Error ± 2m31s (95%)
Penumbral Duration 5h11m Partial Duration 3h12m
Total Duration 21m42s
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.

Data last updated: 2015-06-21 22:11:44 UTC.