A partial eclipse of the Moon occurs on Sunday 21 February, 2399 UT, with maximum eclipse at 06:36 UT. The Moon will be strikingly shadowed in this deep partial eclipse lasting 2 hours and 51 minutes, with 77% of the Moon in darkness at maximum.

The penumbral eclipse lasts for 4 hours and 57 minutes. The partial eclipse lasts for 2 hours and 51 minutes. Maximum eclipse is at 06:36:02 UT.

During this eclipse the Moon will be just a day past perigee, making it extremely large. At maximum eclipse it will be 0.564° in apparent diameter, which is 6.2% 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 24th eclipse in lunar Saros series 149.The surrounding eclipses in this Saros series are:

Eclipse Parameters

UT Date/time (max) 06:36:02 on 21 Feb UT TDT Date/time (max) 06:53:33 on 21 Feb TDT
Saros Series 149 Number in Series 23
Penumbral Magnitiude 1.7416 Central Magnitiude 0.7675
Gamma -0.6013 Path Width (km)
Delta T 17m31s Error ± 13m57s (95%)
Penumbral Duration 4h57m Partial Duration 2h51m
Total Duration
Partial Rating Total Rating
Sun Distance 147745641 km (13.5%) Moon Distance 359361 km (5.9%)
Sun Diameter 0.540° Moon Diameter 0.554° - 0.564°
Perigee 07:16 on 20 Feb UT Apogee 14:59 on 4 Mar 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.