A penumbral eclipse of the Moon occurred on Monday 16 February, 1756 UT (5 Feb, 1756 Old Style), with maximum eclipse at 02:47 UT. This very subtle penumbral eclipse eclipse was essentially invisible to the naked eye; though it lasted 3 hours and 3 minutes, just 43% of the Moon's disc was in partial shadow (with no part of it in complete shadow).

The penumbral eclipse lasted for 3 hours and 3 minutes. Maximum eclipse was at 02:47:39 UT.

During this eclipse the Moon was 7 days after apogee and 6 days before perigee. At maximum eclipse it was 0.529° in apparent diameter, which is around 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 3 eclipses:

This was the 74th eclipse in lunar Saros series 100.The surrounding eclipses in this Saros series are:

Eclipse Parameters

UT Date/time (max) 02:47:39 on 16 Feb UT TDT Date/time (max) 02:47:53 on 16 Feb TDT
Saros Series 100 Number in Series 73
Penumbral Magnitiude 0.4282 Central Magnitiude -0.6071
Gamma -1.3339 Path Width (km)
Delta T 0m14s Error ± 0m05s (95%)
Penumbral Duration 3h03m Partial Duration
Total Duration
Partial Rating Total Rating
Sun Distance 147894482 km (16.5%) Moon Distance 382343 km (51.6%)
Sun Diameter 0.539° Moon Diameter 0.521° - 0.529°
Apogee 23:48 on 8 Feb UT Perigee 12:12 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 22:11:46 UTC.