A total eclipse of the Moon occurs on Thursday 10 December, 2076 UT, with maximum eclipse at 11:32 UT. The Moon will be plunged into darkness for 1 hour and 31 minutes, in a deep total eclipse which will see the Moon 45% of its diameter inside the Earth's umbral shadow. The visual effect of this depends on the state of the Earth's atmosphere, but the Moon may be stained a deep red colour. The partial eclipse will last for 3 hours and 41 minutes in total.

The penumbral eclipse lasts for 5 hours and 52 minutes. The partial eclipse lasts for 3 hours and 41 minutes. The total eclipse lasts for 1 hour and 31 minutes. Maximum eclipse is at 11:32:21 UT.

During this eclipse the Moon will be 9 days after perigee and 6 days before apogee. At maximum eclipse it will be 0.522° in apparent diameter, which is 1.6% 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 23rd eclipse in lunar Saros series 136.The surrounding eclipses in this Saros series are:

This Saros series, lunar Saros series 136, is linked to solar Saros series 143. The nearest partner eclipses in that series are:

Eclipse Parameters

UT Date/time (max) 11:32:21 on 10 Dec UT TDT Date/time (max) 11:34:51 on 10 Dec TDT
Saros Series 136 Number in Series 22
Penumbral Magnitiude 2.499 Central Magnitiude 1.446
Gamma 0.2102 Path Width (km)
Delta T 2m30s Error ± 1m00s (95%)
Penumbral Duration 5h52m Partial Duration 3h41m
Total Duration 1h31m
Partial Rating Total Rating
Sun Distance 147322312 km (4.7%) Moon Distance 387363 km (61.6%)
Sun Diameter 0.541° Moon Diameter 0.514° - 0.522°
Perigee 16:19 on 1 Dec UT Apogee 20:15 on 16 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.