A total eclipse of the Moon occurred on Tuesday 22 September, 1801 UT (10 Sep, 1801 Old Style), with maximum eclipse at 07:18 UT. A dramatic total eclipse lasting 1 hour and 38 minutes plunged the full Moon into deep darkness, as it passed right through the centre of the Earth's umbral shadow. While the visual effect of a total eclipse is variable, the Moon may have been stained a deep orange or red colour at maximum eclipse. This was a great spectacle for everyone who saw it. The partial eclipse lasted for 3 hours and 36 minutes in total.

The penumbral eclipse lasted for 5 hours and 32 minutes. The partial eclipse lasted for 3 hours and 36 minutes. The total eclipse lasted for 1 hour and 38 minutes. Maximum eclipse was at 07:18:42 UT.

During this eclipse the Moon was just 3 days past perigee, making it relatively large. At maximum eclipse it was 0.547° in apparent diameter, which is 3.0% 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 3 eclipses:

This was the 37th eclipse in lunar Saros series 124.The surrounding eclipses in this Saros series are:

Eclipse Parameters

UT Date/time (max) 07:18:42 on 22 Sep UT TDT Date/time (max) 07:18:55 on 22 Sep TDT
Saros Series 124 Number in Series 36
Penumbral Magnitiude 2.6548 Central Magnitiude 1.6669
Gamma -0.1074 Path Width (km)
Delta T 0m13s Error ± 0m01s (95%)
Penumbral Duration 5h32m Partial Duration 3h36m
Total Duration 1h38m
Partial Rating Total Rating
Sun Distance 150017259 km (60.4%) Moon Distance 370066 km (27.2%)
Sun Diameter 0.532° Moon Diameter 0.538° - 0.547°
Perigee 11:38 on 19 Sep UT Apogee 07:47 on 1 Oct 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.