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Eclipse visible in McMurdo – March 3, 2026 – March 4, 2026 — Total Lunar Eclipse

The animation shows approximately what the eclipse looks like from the night side of earth.

This total lunar eclipse is fully visible in McMurdo.

The total lunar eclipse is sometimes called a blood moon, as the moon turns red.

More about the March 3, 2026 — Total Lunar Eclipse

Local times for eclipse in McMurdo on Wednesday, March 4, 2026

Click on the Sun/Moon symbol in the “Looks like” column to see what the eclipse looks like during the different phases of the event.

EventTime in McMurdoDirectionAltitudeLooks likeComments
Penumbral Eclipse beginsMar 3 at 9:46 PM62°East-northeast1.4° belowNot directly visibleBelow horizon
MoonriseMar 3 at 10:26 PM53°Northeast0.0° belowNot directly visibleBelow horizon
Partial Eclipse beginsMar 3 at 10:51 PM47°Northeast0.9° Eclipse as seen from earthPartial moon eclipse starts - moon is getting red.
Moon close to horizon, recommend going to a high point.
Total Eclipse beginsMar 4 at 12:06 AM29°North-northeast3.4° Eclipse as seen from earthTotal moon eclipse starts - completely red moon.
Moon close to horizon, so make sure you have free sight to North-northeast.
Maximum EclipseMar 4 at 12:34 AM22°North-northeast4.1° Eclipse as seen from earthMoon is closest to the center of the shadow.
Moon close to horizon, so make sure you have free sight to North-northeast.
Total Eclipse endsMar 4 at 1:01 AM16°North-northeast4.7° Eclipse as seen from earthTotal moon eclipse ends.
Moon close to horizon, so make sure you have free sight to North-northeast.
Partial Eclipse endsMar 4 at 2:16 AM358°North5.4° Eclipse as seen from earthPartial moon eclipse ends.
Moon close to horizon, so make sure you have free sight to North.
Penumbral Eclipse endsMar 4 at 3:22 AM342°North-northwest5.1° Eclipse as seen from earthThe Earth's penumbra ends.
Moon close to horizon, so make sure you have free sight to North-northwest.

This eclipse is in progress during moonrise or moonset, so only parts of the eclipse are visible in McMurdo.

The animation's bottom edge represents an ideal, flat horizon, which is at the same altitude as the observer.

Times are local for McMurdo (NZDT - New Zealand Daylight Time).

Other eclipses visible in McMurdo

Dates (Click link for path info)EclipseType at maxVisibility in McMurdoLooks like in McMurdoPath of the eclipse
May 26 / May 27, 2021LunarPartialPartialEclipse as seen from earth
Dec 4, 2021SolarTotalPartialEclipse as seen from earth
May 16, 2022LunarTotalTotalEclipse as seen from earth
Nov 8 / Nov 9, 2022LunarTotalPartialEclipse as seen from earth
May 6, 2023LunarPenumbralPenumbralEclipse as seen from earth
Mar 25, 2024LunarPenumbralPenumbralEclipse as seen from earth
Mar 14, 2025LunarTotalPartialEclipse as seen from earth
Sep 8, 2025LunarTotalTotalEclipse as seen from earth
Sep 22, 2025SolarPartialPartialEclipse as seen from earth
Feb 17 / Feb 18, 2026SolarAnnularPartialEclipse as seen from earth
Mar 3 / Mar 4, 2026LunarTotalTotalEclipse as seen from earth
Aug 28, 2026LunarPartialPartialEclipse as seen from earth
Feb 7, 2027SolarAnnularPartialEclipse as seen from earth
Aug 17, 2027LunarPenumbralPenumbralEclipse as seen from earth
Jul 7, 2028LunarPartialPartialEclipse as seen from earth
Jun 26, 2029LunarTotalTotalEclipse as seen from earth
Dec 6, 2029SolarPartialPartialEclipse as seen from earth
Jun 16, 2030LunarPartialPartialEclipse as seen from earth
Nov 25, 2030SolarTotalPartialEclipse as seen from earth
May 7, 2031LunarPenumbralPenumbralEclipse as seen from earth
Jun 5 / Jun 6, 2031LunarPenumbralPenumbralEclipse as seen from earth

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