September 27 / September 28, 2015 — Total Lunar Eclipse

In the US, Canada, and Central and South America, this rare Total Lunar Eclipse of a Supermoon will begin on the evening of September 27, 2015. In Europe, South/East Asia, Africa, the Arctic, and in the Pacific, Atlantic, and Indian Oceans it starts after midnight on September 28, 2015.

Also called a Blood Moon this eclipse will last for about 1 hour and 12 minutes.

Eclipse will start at:

Monday, September 28, 2015 at 12:06 AM UTC

This is the last eclipse in the 2014 – 2015 Lunar Tetrad

Where to See the Eclipse

Regions seeing at least some parts of the eclipse: Europe, South/West Asia, Africa, North America, South America, Pacific, Atlantic, Indian Ocean, Arctic, Antarctica.

 In Red: Entire eclipse visible from start to end.

In White: Eclipse not visible at all.

Note: Areas with lighter shadings left (West) of the center will experience the eclipse after moonrise/sunset. Areas with lighter shadings right (East) of the center will experience the eclipse until moonset/sunrise. Actual eclipse visibility depends on weather conditions and line of sight to the Moon.

When the Eclipse Happens Worldwide

Lunar eclipses look approximately the same all over the world and happen at the same time.

The times displayed are accurate to around 2-3 seconds.

Event UTC Time United States Central Time 
Penumbral Eclipse begins Sep 28 at 12:11:47 AM Sep 27 at 7:11:47 PM
Partial Eclipse begins Sep 28 at 1:07:13 AM Sep 27 at 8:07:13 PM
Full Eclipse begins Sep 28 at 2:11:12 AM Sep 27 at 9:11:12 PM
Maximum Eclipse Sep 28 at 2:47:09 AM Sep 27 at 9:47:09 PM
Full Eclipse ends Sep 28 at 3:23:05 AM Sep 27 at 10:23:05 PM
Partial Eclipse ends Sep 28 at 4:27:05 AM Sep 27 at 11:27:05 PM
Penumbral Eclipse ends Sep 28 at 5:22:31 AM Sep 28 at 12:22:31 AM

* The Moon is above the horizon during this eclipse, so with good weather conditions, the entire eclipse is visible.

The magnitude of the eclipse is 1.276.

The total duration of the eclipse is 5 hours, 11 minutes.

The total duration of the partial phases is 2 hours, 8 minutes.

The duration of the full eclipse is 1 hour, 12 minutes.

Next Total Lunar Eclipse will be on Jan 31, 2018.

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