A partial eclipse of the Moon occurs on Sunday 17 September, 2350 UT, with maximum eclipse at 02:40 UT. The Earth's shadow on the moon will be clearly visible in this eclipse, with 58% of the Moon in shadow; the partial eclipse will last for 2 hours and 34 minutes.

The penumbral eclipse lasts for 4 hours and 48 minutes. The partial eclipse lasts for 2 hours and 34 minutes. Maximum eclipse is at 02:40:15 UT.

During this eclipse the Moon will be just a day past perigee, making it very large. At maximum eclipse it will be 0.558° in apparent diameter, which is 5.2% 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 45th eclipse in lunar Saros series 133.The surrounding eclipses in this Saros series are:

Eclipse Parameters

UT Date/time (max) 02:40:15 on 17 Sep UT TDT Date/time (max) 02:54:54 on 17 Sep TDT
Saros Series 133 Number in Series 44
Penumbral Magnitiude 1.5396 Central Magnitiude 0.5752
Gamma 0.7087 Path Width (km)
Delta T 14m39s Error ± 11m20s (95%)
Penumbral Duration 4h48m Partial Duration 2h34m
Total Duration
Partial Rating Total Rating
Sun Distance 150611574 km (72.7%) Moon Distance 362689 km (12.5%)
Sun Diameter 0.530° Moon Diameter 0.549° - 0.558°
Perigee 13:23 on 15 Sep UT Apogee 14:22 on 27 Sep 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 22:11:47 UTC.