A penumbral eclipse of the Moon occurred on Tuesday 3 June, 1890 UT (22 May, 1890 Old Style), with maximum eclipse at 06:44 UT. The Moon approached within 2% of the Earth's umbral shadow at maximum eclipse; 95% of the Moon's disc was partially shaded by the Earth, with the overall eclipse lasting 4 hours and 4 minutes. While less dramatic than a partial eclipse (as no part of the Moon was in complete shadow), a shading across the Moon should have been readily visible to observers.

The penumbral eclipse lasted for 4 hours and 4 minutes. Maximum eclipse was at 06:44:48 UT.

During this eclipse the Moon was just 2 days before perigee, making it fairly large. At maximum eclipse it was 0.553° in apparent diameter, which is 4.2% 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 3 eclipses:

This was the 65th 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) 06:44:48 on 3 Jun UT TDT Date/time (max) 06:44:42 on 3 Jun TDT
Saros Series 109 Number in Series 64
Penumbral Magnitiude 0.9492 Central Magnitiude -0.0168
Gamma 1.0309 Path Width (km)
Delta T -1m-6s Error ± 0m00s (95%)
Penumbral Duration 4h04m Partial Duration
Total Duration
Partial Rating Total Rating
Sun Distance 151789761 km (97.1%) Moon Distance 366152 km (19.4%)
Sun Diameter 0.525° Moon Diameter 0.544° - 0.553°
Apogee 12:20 on 24 May UT Perigee 10:08 on 5 Jun 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.