A total eclipse of the Moon occurs on Saturday 13 December, 2532 UT, with maximum eclipse at 18:36 UT. A shallow total eclipse will see the Moon in relative darkness for 43 minutes and 42 seconds. The Moon will be 8% of its diameter into the Earth's umbral shadow, and should be significantly darkened. The partial eclipse will last for 3 hours and 22 minutes in total.

The penumbral eclipse lasts for 5 hours and 33 minutes. The partial eclipse lasts for 3 hours and 22 minutes. The total eclipse lasts for 43 minutes and 42 seconds. Maximum eclipse is at 18:36:02 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 2 eclipses:

This is the 23rd eclipse in lunar Saros series 153.The surrounding eclipses in this Saros series are:

This Saros series, lunar Saros series 153, is linked to solar Saros series 160. The nearest partner eclipses in that series are:

Eclipse Parameters

UT Date/time (max) 18:36:02 on 13 Dec UT TDT Date/time (max) 19:02:44 on 13 Dec TDT
Saros Series 153 Number in Series 22
Penumbral Magnitiude 2.1117 Central Magnitiude 1.0822
Gamma -0.4148 Path Width (km)
Delta T 26m42s Error ± 22m05s (95%)
Penumbral Duration 5h33m Partial Duration 3h22m
Total Duration 43m42s
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.