A total eclipse of the Moon occurred on 26 October, 0980 UT Old Style, with maximum eclipse at 11:07 UT. A dramatic total eclipse lasting 1 hour and 34 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 30 minutes in total.

The penumbral eclipse lasted for 5 hours and 20 minutes. The partial eclipse lasted for 3 hours and 30 minutes. The total eclipse lasted for 1 hour and 34 minutes. Maximum eclipse was at 11:07:21 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 31st eclipse in lunar Saros series 100.The surrounding eclipses in this Saros series are:

Eclipse Parameters

UT Date/time (max) 11:07:21 on 26 Oct UT TDT Date/time (max) 11:35:12 on 26 Oct TDT
Saros Series 100 Number in Series 30
Penumbral Magnitiude 2.5694 Central Magnitiude 1.5967
Gamma 0.1498 Path Width (km)
Delta T 27m51s Error ± 1m50s (95%)
Penumbral Duration 5h20m Partial Duration 3h30m
Total Duration 1h34m
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.