A total eclipse of the Moon occurs on Tuesday 14 May, 2329 UT, with maximum eclipse at 05:12 UT. A dramatic total eclipse lasting 1 hour and 38 minutes will plunge the full Moon into deep darkness, as it passes right through the centre of the Earth's umbral shadow. While the visual effect of a total eclipse is variable, the Moon may be stained a deep orange or red colour at maximum eclipse. This will be a great spectacle for everyone who sees it. The partial eclipse will last for 3 hours and 37 minutes in total.

The penumbral eclipse lasts for 5 hours and 33 minutes. The partial eclipse lasts for 3 hours and 37 minutes. The total eclipse lasts for 1 hour and 38 minutes. Maximum eclipse is at 05:12:43 UT.

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 3 eclipses:

This is the 37th 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) 05:12:43 on 14 May UT TDT Date/time (max) 05:26:11 on 14 May TDT
Saros Series 136 Number in Series 36
Penumbral Magnitiude 2.6162 Central Magnitiude 1.6303
Gamma -0.1279 Path Width (km)
Delta T 13m28s Error ± 10m16s (95%)
Penumbral Duration 5h33m Partial Duration 3h37m
Total Duration 1h38m
Partial Rating Total Rating

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.

Data last updated: 2015-06-21 22:11:47 UTC.