A partial eclipse of the Moon occurred on Wednesday 22 May, 1872 UT (10 May, 1872 Old Style), with maximum eclipse at 23:18 UT. At maximum eclipse, a small bite out of the Moon should have been visible. The eclipse lasted for 1 hour and 14 minutes, with just 12% of the Moon in shadow at maximum.

The penumbral eclipse lasted for 4 hours and 16 minutes. The partial eclipse lasted for 1 hour and 14 minutes. Maximum eclipse was at 23:18:25 UT.

During this eclipse the Moon was just 2 days before perigee, making it fairly large. At maximum eclipse it was 0.555° in apparent diameter, which is 4.5% 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 64th eclipse in lunar Saros series 109.The surrounding eclipses in this Saros series are:

This Saros series, lunar Saros series 109, is linked to solar Saros series 116. The nearest partner eclipses in that series are:

Eclipse Parameters

UT Date/time (max) 23:18:25 on 22 May UT TDT Date/time (max) 23:18:24 on 22 May TDT
Saros Series 109 Number in Series 63
Penumbral Magnitiude 1.0801 Central Magnitiude 0.1151
Gamma 0.9592 Path Width (km)
Delta T -1m-1s Error ± 0m00s (95%)
Penumbral Duration 4h16m Partial Duration 1h14m
Total Duration
Partial Rating Total Rating
Sun Distance 151537416 km (91.9%) Moon Distance 365162 km (17.4%)
Sun Diameter 0.526° Moon Diameter 0.545° - 0.555°
Apogee 00:15 on 13 May UT Perigee 22:39 on 24 May 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.