A partial eclipse of the Moon occurred on Wednesday 26 January, 1842 UT (14 Jan, 1842 Old Style), with maximum eclipse at 17:44 UT. The Moon was strikingly shadowed in this deep partial eclipse which lasted 2 hours and 52 minutes, with 79% of the Moon in darkness at maximum.

The penumbral eclipse lasted for 4 hours and 56 minutes. The partial eclipse lasted for 2 hours and 52 minutes. Maximum eclipse was at 17:44:22 UT.

During this eclipse the Moon was at perigee, making it extremely large. At maximum eclipse it was 0.568° in apparent diameter, which is 6.9% larger than average. The statistics page has information on the ranges of the sizes of the Sun and Moon, and the Moon data page displays detailed information on the Moon's key dates.

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 24th 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) 17:44:22 on 26 Jan UT TDT Date/time (max) 17:44:27 on 26 Jan TDT
Saros Series 131 Number in Series 23
Penumbral Magnitiude 1.7634 Central Magnitiude 0.793
Gamma -0.5884 Path Width (km)
Delta T 0m05s Error ± 0m01s (95%)
Penumbral Duration 4h56m Partial Duration 2h52m
Total Duration
Partial Rating Total Rating
Sun Distance 147333122 km (4.9%) Moon Distance 357017 km (1.2%)
Sun Diameter 0.541° Moon Diameter 0.558° - 0.568°
Apogee 04:06 on 14 Jan UT Perigee 02:44 on 27 Jan 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, and the Moon data page displays detailed information on the Moon's key dates.

Data last updated: 2015-06-21 22:11:46 UTC.