A total eclipse of the Moon occurs on Monday 27 April, 2116 UT, with maximum eclipse at 02:37 UT. The Moon will be plunged into darkness for 1 hour and 35 minutes, in a deep total eclipse which will see the Moon 54% 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 38 minutes in total.

The penumbral eclipse lasts for 5 hours and 38 minutes. The partial eclipse lasts for 3 hours and 38 minutes. The total eclipse lasts for 1 hour and 35 minutes. Maximum eclipse is at 02:37:16 UT.

During this eclipse the Moon will be just 4 days past perigee, making it relatively large. At maximum eclipse it will be 0.537° in apparent diameter, which is 1.2% larger than average. The statistics page has information on the ranges of the sizes of the Sun and Moon.

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 32nd eclipse in lunar Saros series 133.The surrounding eclipses in this Saros series are:

Eclipse Parameters

UT Date/time (max) 02:37:16 on 27 Apr UT TDT Date/time (max) 02:41:18 on 27 Apr TDT
Saros Series 133 Number in Series 31
Penumbral Magnitiude 2.5388 Central Magnitiude 1.5364
Gamma -0.1746 Path Width (km)
Delta T 4m02s Error ± 1m58s (95%)
Penumbral Duration 5h38m Partial Duration 3h38m
Total Duration 1h35m
Partial Rating Total Rating
Sun Distance 150498962 km (70.4%) Moon Distance 376696 km (40.3%)
Sun Diameter 0.530° Moon Diameter 0.528° - 0.537°
Perigee 19:28 on 22 Apr UT Apogee 02:20 on 5 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.

Data last updated: 2015-06-21 22:11:46 UTC.