A penumbral eclipse of the Moon occurs on Saturday 11 December, 2038 UT, lasting from 15:34–19:52 UT. This subtle penumbral eclipse eclipse may be visible to a skilled observer at maximum eclipse. 80% of the Moon's disc will be partially shaded by the Earth (none of it will be in total shadow), which will cause a gentle shadow gradient across its disc at maximum; the eclipse as a whole will last 4 hours and 19 minutes. The Moon will be visible from Europe, Africa, Asia, and north-western North America.

The timings of the eclipse are as follows. You will be able to see the eclipse if the Moon is up as seen from your location; but note that this penumbral eclipse will be very difficult to see in practice:

Penumbral eclipse begins: 15:34:24 UT
Maximum eclipse: 17:43:36 UT
Penumbral eclipse ends: 19:52:51 UT

During this eclipse the Moon will be just 3 days past apogee, making it fairly small. At maximum eclipse it will be 0.503° in apparent diameter, which is 5.4% 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 will be visible within the bright area on the map. Note that the map is approximate, and if you are near the edge of the area of visibility, the moon will be very close to the horizon and may not be 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 is the 59th eclipse in lunar Saros series 116.The surrounding eclipses in this Saros series are:

This Saros series, lunar Saros series 116, is linked to solar Saros series 123. The nearest partner eclipses in that series are:

Eclipse Parameters

UT Date/time (max) 17:43:36 on 11 Dec UT TDT Date/time (max) 17:45:00 on 11 Dec TDT
Saros Series 116 Number in Series 58
Penumbral Magnitiude 0.8046 Central Magnitiude -0.2892
Gamma -1.1448 Path Width (km)
Delta T 1m24s Error ± 0m18s (95%)
Penumbral Duration 4h19m Partial Duration
Total Duration
Partial Rating Total Rating
Sun Distance 147306219 km (4.4%) Moon Distance 402357 km (91.4%)
Sun Diameter 0.541° Moon Diameter 0.495° - 0.503°
Apogee 13:36 on 8 Dec UT Perigee 08:24 on 24 Dec UT
Contact p1 15:34:24 on 11 Dec UT Contact p2
Contact u1 Contact u2
Max eclipse 17:43:36 on 11 Dec UT
Contact u3 Contact u4
Contact p3 Contact p4 19:52:51 on 11 Dec 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.