A partial eclipse of the Moon occurred on 25 July, 1553 UT Old Style, with maximum eclipse at 03:21 UT. While technically a partial eclipse, the Moon barely clipped the Earth's umbral shadow, which may have been very difficult to observe in practice; though a shading across the moon from the Earth's penumbral shadow should have been visible at maximum eclipse. The partial eclipse lasted for 2 minutes and 30 seconds.

The penumbral eclipse lasted for 4 hours exactly. The partial eclipse lasted for 2 minutes and 30 seconds. Maximum eclipse was at 03:21:44 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 3 eclipses:

This was the 8th eclipse in lunar Saros series 131.The surrounding eclipses in this Saros series are:

This Saros series, lunar Saros series 131, is linked to solar Saros series 138. The nearest partner eclipses in that series are:

Eclipse Parameters

UT Date/time (max) 03:21:44 on 25 Jul UT TDT Date/time (max) 03:24:11 on 25 Jul TDT
Saros Series 131 Number in Series 7
Penumbral Magnitiude 0.9528 Central Magnitiude 0.0001
Gamma -1.0253 Path Width (km)
Delta T 2m27s Error ± 0m39s (95%)
Penumbral Duration 4h00m Partial Duration 2m30s
Total Duration
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 22:11:45 UTC.