A total eclipse of the Moon occurs on Monday 13 September, 2630 UT, with maximum eclipse at 16:22 UT. A shallow total eclipse will see the Moon in relative darkness for 59 minutes exactly. The Moon will be 14% of its diameter into the Earth's umbral shadow, and should be significantly darkened. The partial eclipse will last for 3 hours and 39 minutes in total.

The penumbral eclipse lasts for 6 hours and 4 minutes. The partial eclipse lasts for 3 hours and 39 minutes. The total eclipse lasts for 59 minutes exactly. Maximum eclipse is at 16:22:41 UT.

During this eclipse the Moon will be just a day before apogee, making it very small. At maximum eclipse it will be 0.499° in apparent diameter, which is 6.1% 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 19th eclipse in lunar Saros series 157.The surrounding eclipses in this Saros series are:

Eclipse Parameters

UT Date/time (max) 16:22:41 on 13 Sep UT TDT Date/time (max) 16:57:18 on 13 Sep TDT
Saros Series 157 Number in Series 18
Penumbral Magnitiude 2.2141 Central Magnitiude 1.1381
Gamma -0.3718 Path Width (km)
Delta T 34m37s Error ± 28m58s (95%)
Penumbral Duration 6h04m Partial Duration 3h39m
Total Duration 59m00s
Partial Rating Total Rating
Sun Distance 150899847 km (78.7%) Moon Distance 405450 km (97.5%)
Sun Diameter 0.529° Moon Diameter 0.491° - 0.499°
Perigee 05:40 on 31 Aug UT Apogee 05:15 on 15 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.