A total eclipse of the Moon occurs on Sunday 4 January, 2550 UT, with maximum eclipse at 15:02 UT. The Moon will be plunged into darkness for 1 hour and 18 minutes, in a deep total eclipse which will see the Moon 33% of its diameter inside the Earth's umbral shadow. The visual effect of this depends on the state of the Earth's atmosphere, but the Moon may be stained a deep red colour. The partial eclipse will last for 3 hours and 24 minutes in total.

The penumbral eclipse lasts for 5 hours and 19 minutes. The partial eclipse lasts for 3 hours and 24 minutes. The total eclipse lasts for 1 hour and 18 minutes. Maximum eclipse is at 15:02:59 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 47th eclipse in lunar Saros series 143.The surrounding eclipses in this Saros series are:

This Saros series, lunar Saros series 143, is linked to solar Saros series 150. The nearest partner eclipses in that series are:

Eclipse Parameters

UT Date/time (max) 15:02:59 on 4 Jan UT TDT Date/time (max) 15:31:00 on 4 Jan TDT
Saros Series 143 Number in Series 46
Penumbral Magnitiude 2.3141 Central Magnitiude 1.3299
Gamma 0.2921 Path Width (km)
Delta T 28m01s Error ± 23m17s (95%)
Penumbral Duration 5h19m Partial Duration 3h24m
Total Duration 1h18m
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.