A total eclipse of the Moon occurs on Thursday 14 September, 2676 UT, with maximum eclipse at 06:55 UT. The Moon will barely edge into total eclipse for 26 minutes and 12 seconds. With the Moon just 3% of its diameter into 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 21 minutes in total.

The penumbral eclipse lasts for 5 hours and 33 minutes. The partial eclipse lasts for 3 hours and 21 minutes. The total eclipse lasts for 26 minutes and 12 seconds. Maximum eclipse is at 06:55:24 UT.

During this eclipse the Moon will be 6 days after perigee and 7 days before apogee. At maximum eclipse it will be 0.528° in apparent diameter, which is 0.5% 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 40th eclipse in lunar Saros series 148.The surrounding eclipses in this Saros series are:

Eclipse Parameters

UT Date/time (max) 06:55:24 on 14 Sep UT TDT Date/time (max) 07:34:06 on 14 Sep TDT
Saros Series 148 Number in Series 39
Penumbral Magnitiude 2.0448 Central Magnitiude 1.028
Gamma -0.4478 Path Width (km)
Delta T 38m42s Error ± 32m28s (95%)
Penumbral Duration 5h33m Partial Duration 3h21m
Total Duration 26m12s
Partial Rating Total Rating
Sun Distance 150881332 km (78.3%) Moon Distance 383116 km (53.1%)
Sun Diameter 0.529° Moon Diameter 0.520° - 0.528°
Perigee 13:39 on 7 Sep UT Apogee 07:44 on 21 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.