A total eclipse of the Moon occurred on Tuesday 18 November, 1975 UT, with maximum eclipse at 22:23 UT. A shallow total eclipse saw the Moon in relative darkness for 40 minutes and 12 seconds. The Moon was 6% of its diameter into the Earth's umbral shadow, and should have been significantly darkened. The partial eclipse lasted for 3 hours and 29 minutes in total.

The penumbral eclipse lasted for 5 hours and 52 minutes. The partial eclipse lasted for 3 hours and 29 minutes. The total eclipse lasted for 40 minutes and 12 seconds. Maximum eclipse was at 22:23:26 UT.

During this eclipse the Moon was 5 days after apogee and 11 days before perigee. At maximum eclipse it was 0.512° in apparent diameter, which is 3.7% 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 21st eclipse in lunar Saros series 135.The surrounding eclipses in this Saros series are:

This Saros series, lunar Saros series 135, is linked to solar Saros series 142. The nearest partner eclipses in that series are:

Eclipse Parameters

UT Date/time (max) 22:23:26 on 18 Nov UT TDT Date/time (max) 22:24:12 on 18 Nov TDT
Saros Series 135 Number in Series 21
Penumbral Magnitiude 2.1352 Central Magnitiude 1.0642
Gamma -0.4134 Path Width (km)
Delta T 0m46s Error ± 0m00s (95%)
Penumbral Duration 5h52m Partial Duration 3h29m
Total Duration 40m12s
Partial Rating Total Rating
Sun Distance 147853596 km (15.7%) Moon Distance 395424 km (77.6%)
Sun Diameter 0.539° Moon Diameter 0.503° - 0.512°
Apogee 23:59 on 13 Nov UT Perigee 00:54 on 30 Nov 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.