A penumbral eclipse of the Moon occurred on 17 February, 1459 UT Old Style, with maximum eclipse at 12:21 UT. This subtle penumbral eclipse eclipse may have been visible to a skilled observer at maximum eclipse. 86% of the Moon's disc was partially shaded by the Earth (none of it was in total shadow), which caused a gentle shadow gradient across its disc at maximum; the eclipse as a whole lasted 4 hours and 17 minutes.

The penumbral eclipse lasted for 4 hours and 17 minutes. Maximum eclipse was at 12:21:18 UT.

During this eclipse the Moon was 10 days after perigee and 5 days before apogee. At maximum eclipse it was 0.514° in apparent diameter, which is 3.2% 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 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 18th eclipse in lunar Saros series 124.The surrounding eclipses in this Saros series are:

Eclipse Parameters

UT Date/time (max) 12:21:18 on 17 Feb UT TDT Date/time (max) 12:25:19 on 17 Feb TDT
Saros Series 124 Number in Series 17
Penumbral Magnitiude 0.8552 Central Magnitiude -0.2065
Gamma 1.1084 Path Width (km)
Delta T 4m01s Error ± 0m39s (95%)
Penumbral Duration 4h17m Partial Duration
Total Duration
Partial Rating Total Rating
Sun Distance 148443244 km (27.9%) Moon Distance 393552 km (73.9%)
Sun Diameter 0.537° Moon Diameter 0.506° - 0.514°
Perigee 21:00 on 6 Feb UT Apogee 19:27 on 22 Feb 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 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.

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 22:11:45 UTC.