A total eclipse of the Moon occurs on Tuesday 7 March, 2919 UT, with maximum eclipse at 20:07 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 49 minutes in total.

The penumbral eclipse lasts for 6 hours and 3 minutes. The partial eclipse lasts for 3 hours and 49 minutes. The total eclipse lasts for 1 hour and 43 minutes. Maximum eclipse is at 20:07:21 UT.

During this eclipse the Moon will be 11 days after perigee and 5 days before apogee. At maximum eclipse it will be 0.513° in apparent diameter, which is 3.4% 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 35th eclipse in lunar Saros series 157.The surrounding eclipses in this Saros series are:

Eclipse Parameters

UT Date/time (max) 20:07:21 on 7 Mar UT TDT Date/time (max) 21:11:15 on 7 Mar TDT
Saros Series 157 Number in Series 34
Penumbral Magnitiude 2.7849 Central Magnitiude 1.717
Gamma 0.0585 Path Width (km)
Delta T 1h04m Error ± 53m34s (95%)
Penumbral Duration 6h03m Partial Duration 3h49m
Total Duration 1h43m
Partial Rating Total Rating
Sun Distance 147936567 km (17.4%) Moon Distance 394508 km (75.8%)
Sun Diameter 0.539° Moon Diameter 0.505° - 0.513°
Perigee 23:46 on 24 Feb UT Apogee 23:58 on 12 Mar 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.