A total eclipse of the Moon occurs on Friday 18 November, 2738 UT, with maximum eclipse at 11:45 UT. A dramatic total eclipse lasting 1 hour and 43 minutes will plunge the full Moon into deep darkness, as it passes right through the centre of the Earth's umbral shadow. While the visual effect of a total eclipse is variable, the Moon may be stained a deep orange or red colour at maximum eclipse. This will be a great spectacle for everyone who sees it. The partial eclipse will last for 3 hours and 53 minutes in total.

The penumbral eclipse lasts for 6 hours and 13 minutes. The partial eclipse lasts for 3 hours and 53 minutes. The total eclipse lasts for 1 hour and 43 minutes. Maximum eclipse is at 11:45:08 UT.

During this eclipse the Moon will be just 3 days before apogee, making it fairly small. At maximum eclipse it will be 0.502° in apparent diameter, which is 5.4% 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 25th eclipse in lunar Saros series 157.The surrounding eclipses in this Saros series are:

Eclipse Parameters

UT Date/time (max) 11:45:08 on 18 Nov UT TDT Date/time (max) 12:29:42 on 18 Nov TDT
Saros Series 157 Number in Series 24
Penumbral Magnitiude 2.7593 Central Magnitiude 1.6726
Gamma -0.0776 Path Width (km)
Delta T 44m34s Error ± 37m26s (95%)
Penumbral Duration 6h13m Partial Duration 3h53m
Total Duration 1h43m
Partial Rating Total Rating
Sun Distance 148343823 km (25.8%) Moon Distance 402515 km (91.7%)
Sun Diameter 0.538° Moon Diameter 0.495° - 0.502°
Perigee 21:57 on 5 Nov UT Apogee 15:11 on 21 Nov 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.