A total eclipse of the Moon occurred on Saturday 27 August, 1616 UT (17 Aug, 1616 Old Style), with maximum eclipse at 02:30 UT. The Moon barely edged into total eclipse for 26 minutes and 24 seconds. With the Moon just 3% 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 9 minutes in total.

The penumbral eclipse lasted for 5 hours and 3 minutes. The partial eclipse lasted for 3 hours and 9 minutes. The total eclipse lasted for 26 minutes and 24 seconds. Maximum eclipse was at 02:30:10 UT.

During this eclipse the Moon was at perigee, making it extremely large. At maximum eclipse it was 0.567° in apparent diameter, which is 6.8% larger 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 43rd eclipse in lunar Saros series 112.The surrounding eclipses in this Saros series are:

Eclipse Parameters

UT Date/time (max) 02:30:10 on 27 Aug UT TDT Date/time (max) 02:31:49 on 27 Aug TDT
Saros Series 112 Number in Series 42
Penumbral Magnitiude 1.9799 Central Magnitiude 1.0318
Gamma -0.4643 Path Width (km)
Delta T 1m39s Error ± 0m39s (95%)
Penumbral Duration 5h03m Partial Duration 3h09m
Total Duration 26m24s
Partial Rating Total Rating
Sun Distance 150917686 km (79.1%) Moon Distance 357285 km (1.8%)
Sun Diameter 0.528° Moon Diameter 0.557° - 0.567°
Perigee 18:42 on 26 Aug UT Apogee 21:01 on 8 Sep 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.