A total eclipse of the Moon occurs on Friday 25 December, 2550 UT, with maximum eclipse at 03:02 UT. A shallow total eclipse will see the Moon in relative darkness for 46 minutes and 6 seconds. The Moon will be 9% of its diameter into the Earth's umbral shadow, and should be significantly darkened. The partial eclipse will last for 3 hours and 23 minutes in total.

The penumbral eclipse lasts for 5 hours and 35 minutes. The partial eclipse lasts for 3 hours and 23 minutes. The total eclipse lasts for 46 minutes and 6 seconds. Maximum eclipse is at 03:02:59 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 24th 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) 03:02:59 on 25 Dec UT TDT Date/time (max) 03:31:04 on 25 Dec TDT
Saros Series 153 Number in Series 23
Penumbral Magnitiude 2.1256 Central Magnitiude 1.0918
Gamma -0.4084 Path Width (km)
Delta T 28m05s Error ± 23m17s (95%)
Penumbral Duration 5h35m Partial Duration 3h23m
Total Duration 46m06s
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.