A total eclipse of the Moon occurs on Wednesday 2 September, 2612 UT, with maximum eclipse at 09:39 UT. The Moon will barely edge into total eclipse for just 12 minutes exactly. With the Moon just barely inside the Earth's umbral shadow, the Moon may be quite bright, but even so, this should be worth seeing. The partial eclipse will last for 3 hours and 31 minutes in total.

The penumbral eclipse lasts for 5 hours exactly. The partial eclipse lasts for 3 hours and 31 minutes. The total eclipse lasts for 12 minutes exactly. Maximum eclipse is at 09:39:32 UT.

During this eclipse the Moon will be just a day before apogee, making it very small. At maximum eclipse it will be 0.498° in apparent diameter, which is 6.2% smaller 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 18th eclipse in lunar Saros series 157.The surrounding eclipses in this Saros series are:

Eclipse Parameters

UT Date/time (max) 09:39:32 on 2 Sep UT TDT Date/time (max) 10:12:37 on 2 Sep TDT
Saros Series 157 Number in Series 17
Penumbral Magnitiude 2.0795 Central Magnitiude 1.0052
Gamma -0.4447 Path Width (km)
Delta T 33m05s Error ± 27m39s (95%)
Penumbral Duration 5h00m Partial Duration 3h31m
Total Duration 12m00s
Partial Rating Total Rating
Sun Distance 151260059 km (86.1%) Moon Distance 405744 km (98.1%)
Sun Diameter 0.527° Moon Diameter 0.491° - 0.498°
Perigee 19:19 on 19 Aug UT Apogee 15:13 on 3 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 22:11:48 UTC.