A partial eclipse of the Moon occurred on Monday 11 February, 1952 UT, with maximum eclipse at 00:39 UT. A tiny bite out of the Moon may have been visible at maximum, though just 8% of the Moon was shadowed in a partial eclipse which lasted for 1 hour and 10 minutes. A shading across the moon from the Earth's penumbral shadow should have been visible at maximum eclipse.

The penumbral eclipse lasted for 5 hours and 2 minutes. The partial eclipse lasted for 1 hour and 10 minutes. Maximum eclipse was at 00:39:18 UT.

During this eclipse the Moon was just 2 days past apogee, making it very small. At maximum eclipse it was 0.501° in apparent diameter, which is 5.7% smaller 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 60th eclipse in lunar Saros series 113.The surrounding eclipses in this Saros series are:

This Saros series, lunar Saros series 113, is linked to solar Saros series 120. The nearest partner eclipses in that series are:

Eclipse Parameters

UT Date/time (max) 00:39:18 on 11 Feb UT TDT Date/time (max) 00:39:48 on 11 Feb TDT
Saros Series 113 Number in Series 59
Penumbral Magnitiude 1.1781 Central Magnitiude 0.0832
Gamma 0.9416 Path Width (km)
Delta T 0m30s Error ± 0m00s (95%)
Penumbral Duration 5h02m Partial Duration 1h10m
Total Duration
Partial Rating Total Rating
Sun Distance 147634033 km (11.1%) Moon Distance 403655 km (93.9%)
Sun Diameter 0.540° Moon Diameter 0.493° - 0.501°
Apogee 08:25 on 8 Feb UT Perigee 22:29 on 23 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, and the Moon data page displays detailed information on the Moon's key dates.

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