A partial eclipse of the Moon occurred on Saturday 3 May, 1958 UT, with maximum eclipse at 12:12 UT. While technically a partial eclipse, the Moon barely clipped the Earth's umbral shadow, which may have been very difficult to observe in practice; though a shading across the moon from the Earth's penumbral shadow should have been visible at maximum eclipse. The partial eclipse lasted for 21 minutes exactly.

The penumbral eclipse lasted for 4 hours and 2 minutes. The partial eclipse lasted for 21 minutes exactly. Maximum eclipse was at 12:12:57 UT.

During this eclipse the Moon was just a day past perigee, making it very large. At maximum eclipse it was 0.561° in apparent diameter, which is 5.7% 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 21st eclipse in lunar Saros series 140.The surrounding eclipses in this Saros series are:

This Saros series, lunar Saros series 140, is linked to solar Saros series 147. The nearest partner eclipses in that series are:

Eclipse Parameters

UT Date/time (max) 12:12:57 on 3 May UT TDT Date/time (max) 12:13:29 on 3 May TDT
Saros Series 140 Number in Series 21
Penumbral Magnitiude 0.9676 Central Magnitiude 0.0092
Gamma 1.0188 Path Width (km)
Delta T 0m32s Error ± 0m00s (95%)
Penumbral Duration 4h02m Partial Duration 21m00s
Total Duration
Partial Rating Total Rating
Sun Distance 150823544 km (77.1%) Moon Distance 360963 km (9.1%)
Sun Diameter 0.529° Moon Diameter 0.551° - 0.561°
Perigee 06:00 on 2 May UT Apogee 11:18 on 14 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.