A total eclipse of the Moon occurs on Wednesday 15 October, 2684 UT, with maximum eclipse at 13:22 UT. The Moon will be plunged into darkness for 1 hour and 35 minutes, in a deep total eclipse which will see the Moon 46% 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 50 minutes in total.

The penumbral eclipse lasts for 6 hours and 12 minutes. The partial eclipse lasts for 3 hours and 50 minutes. The total eclipse lasts for 1 hour and 35 minutes. Maximum eclipse is at 13:22:17 UT.

During this eclipse the Moon will be just 2 days before apogee, making it very small. At maximum eclipse it will be 0.500° in apparent diameter, which is 5.8% 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 3 eclipses:

This is the 22nd eclipse in lunar Saros series 157.The surrounding eclipses in this Saros series are:

Eclipse Parameters

UT Date/time (max) 13:22:17 on 15 Oct UT TDT Date/time (max) 14:01:43 on 15 Oct TDT
Saros Series 157 Number in Series 21
Penumbral Magnitiude 2.5462 Central Magnitiude 1.4645
Gamma -0.1924 Path Width (km)
Delta T 39m26s Error ± 33m06s (95%)
Penumbral Duration 6h12m Partial Duration 3h50m
Total Duration 1h35m
Partial Rating Total Rating
Sun Distance 149636554 km (52.6%) Moon Distance 404208 km (95.0%)
Sun Diameter 0.533° Moon Diameter 0.492° - 0.500°
Perigee 13:15 on 2 Oct UT Apogee 22:42 on 17 Oct 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.