A total eclipse of the Moon occurs on Monday 21 October, 2097 UT, with maximum eclipse at 01:27 UT. The Moon will barely edge into total eclipse for just 15 minutes and 12 seconds. With the Moon just barely inside the Earth's umbral shadow, the Moon may be quite bright, but even so, this should be worth seeing. The partial eclipse will last for 3 hours and 15 minutes in total.

The penumbral eclipse lasts for 5 hours and 23 minutes. The partial eclipse lasts for 3 hours and 15 minutes. The total eclipse lasts for 15 minutes and 12 seconds. Maximum eclipse is at 01:27:38 UT.

During this eclipse the Moon will be just 3 days before perigee, making it relatively large. At maximum eclipse it will be 0.541° in apparent diameter, which is 1.9% 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 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 45th eclipse in lunar Saros series 128.The surrounding eclipses in this Saros series are:

This Saros series, lunar Saros series 128, is linked to solar Saros series 135. The nearest partner eclipses in that series are:

Eclipse Parameters

UT Date/time (max) 01:27:38 on 21 Oct UT TDT Date/time (max) 01:30:55 on 21 Oct TDT
Saros Series 128 Number in Series 44
Penumbral Magnitiude 2.0152 Central Magnitiude 1.0097
Gamma -0.4608 Path Width (km)
Delta T 3m17s Error ± 1m29s (95%)
Penumbral Duration 5h23m Partial Duration 3h15m
Total Duration 15m12s
Partial Rating Total Rating
Sun Distance 148960445 km (38.6%) Moon Distance 373996 km (35.0%)
Sun Diameter 0.535° Moon Diameter 0.532° - 0.541°
Apogee 16:11 on 12 Oct UT Perigee 15:35 on 24 Oct 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.