A partial eclipse of the Moon occurs on Friday 27 December, 2205 UT, with maximum eclipse at 03:21 UT. The Moon will be strikingly shadowed in this deep partial eclipse lasting 3 hours and 3 minutes, with 80% of the Moon in darkness at maximum.

The penumbral eclipse lasts for 5 hours and 24 minutes. The partial eclipse lasts for 3 hours and 3 minutes. Maximum eclipse is at 03:21:11 UT.

During this eclipse the Moon will be 7 days after apogee and 5 days before perigee. At maximum eclipse it will be 0.532° in apparent diameter, which is around 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 51st 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) 03:21:11 on 27 Dec UT TDT Date/time (max) 03:28:47 on 27 Dec TDT
Saros Series 128 Number in Series 50
Penumbral Magnitiude 1.8365 Central Magnitiude 0.8008
Gamma -0.5665 Path Width (km)
Delta T 7m36s Error ± 4m52s (95%)
Penumbral Duration 5h24m Partial Duration 3h03m
Total Duration
Partial Rating Total Rating
Sun Distance 147157385 km (1.3%) Moon Distance 380570 km (48.1%)
Sun Diameter 0.542° Moon Diameter 0.523° - 0.532°
Apogee 18:08 on 19 Dec UT Perigee 16:45 on 1 Jan 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 22:11:47 UTC.