A partial eclipse of the Moon occurs on Thursday 10 December, 2820 UT, with maximum eclipse at 22:12 UT. The Earth's shadow on the moon will be clearly visible in this eclipse, with 52% of the Moon in shadow; the partial eclipse will last for 2 hours and 33 minutes.

The penumbral eclipse lasts for 5 hours exactly. The partial eclipse lasts for 2 hours and 33 minutes. Maximum eclipse is at 22:12:05 UT.

During this eclipse the Moon will be just 3 days past perigee, making it relatively large. At maximum eclipse it will be 0.542° in apparent diameter, which is 2.0% larger 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 48th eclipse in lunar Saros series 148.The surrounding eclipses in this Saros series are:

Eclipse Parameters

UT Date/time (max) 22:12:05 on 10 Dec UT TDT Date/time (max) 23:05:01 on 10 Dec TDT
Saros Series 148 Number in Series 47
Penumbral Magnitiude 1.5367 Central Magnitiude 0.5232
Gamma -0.7238 Path Width (km)
Delta T 52m56s Error ± 44m26s (95%)
Penumbral Duration 5h00m Partial Duration 2h33m
Total Duration
Partial Rating Total Rating
Sun Distance 147645170 km (11.4%) Moon Distance 373646 km (34.3%)
Sun Diameter 0.540° Moon Diameter 0.533° - 0.542°
Perigee 11:23 on 7 Dec UT Apogee 09:09 on 19 Dec 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.