A total eclipse of the Moon occurred on Friday 14 March, 1653 UT (4 Mar, 1653 Old Style), with maximum eclipse at 04:03 UT. The Moon was plunged into darkness for 1 hour and 39 minutes, in a deep total eclipse which saw the Moon 53% of its diameter inside the Earth's umbral shadow. The visual effect of this depends on the state of the Earth's atmosphere, but the Moon may have been stained a deep red colour. The partial eclipse lasted for 3 hours and 52 minutes in total.

The penumbral eclipse lasted for 6 hours and 14 minutes. The partial eclipse lasted for 3 hours and 52 minutes. The total eclipse lasted for 1 hour and 39 minutes. Maximum eclipse was at 04:03:47 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 32nd eclipse in lunar Saros series 117.The surrounding eclipses in this Saros series are:

This Saros series, lunar Saros series 117, is linked to solar Saros series 124. The nearest partner eclipses in that series are:

Eclipse Parameters

UT Date/time (max) 04:03:47 on 14 Mar UT TDT Date/time (max) 04:04:31 on 14 Mar TDT
Saros Series 117 Number in Series 31
Penumbral Magnitiude 2.6205 Central Magnitiude 1.532
Gamma -0.1537 Path Width (km)
Delta T 0m44s Error ± 0m39s (95%)
Penumbral Duration 6h14m Partial Duration 3h52m
Total Duration 1h39m
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 22:11:46 UTC.