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Flag for Antarctica March 3, 2026 — Total Lunar Eclipse — McMurdo, Antarctica (McMurdo Station, Ross Island)

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Wednesday, March 4, 2026 at 12:33 AM

Global Type: Total Lunar Eclipse


McMurdo: Total Lunar Eclipse


Begins: Tue, Mar 3, 2026 at 9:44 PM

Maximum: Wed, Mar 4, 2026 at 12:33 AM

Ends: Wed, Mar 4, 2026 at 3:22 AM


Duration: 5 hours, 39 minutes

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

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This total lunar eclipse is fully visible in McMurdo. The total lunar eclipse is sometimes called a blood moon, as the moon turns red.

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Phases and local times of this eclipse

Start of partialMaxEnd of partial
10:50 PM Mar 312:33 AM Mar 42:17 AM Mar 4
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Local times for eclipse in McMurdo on Wednesday, March 4, 2026

EventTime in McMurdoDirectionAltitudeLooks likeComments
Penumbral Eclipse beginsMar 3 at 9:44 PM63°East-northeast1.5° belowNot directly visibleBelow horizon
MoonriseMar 3 at 10:27 PM53°Northeast0.0° belowNot directly visibleBelow horizon
Partial Eclipse beginsMar 3 at 10:50 PM47°Northeast0.8°
Partial moon eclipse starts - moon is getting red.
Since the Moon is near the horizon at this time, we recommend going to a high point or finding an unobstructed area with free sight to Northeast for the best view of the eclipse.
Total Eclipse beginsMar 4 at 12:04 AM30°North-northeast3.3°
Total moon eclipse starts - completely red moon.
Moon close to horizon, so make sure you have free sight to North-northeast.
Maximum EclipseMar 4 at 12:33 AM23°North-northeast4.1°
Moon 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 1:02 AM16°North-northeast4.7°
Total moon eclipse ends.
Moon close to horizon, so make sure you have free sight to North-northeast.
Partial Eclipse endsMar 4 at 2:17 AM358°North5.4°
Partial 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°
The Earth's penumbra ends.
Moon close to horizon, so make sure you have free sight to North-northwest.
Times are local for McMurdo (NZDT – New Zealand Daylight Time).

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.

Eclipses visible in McMurdo

Eclipse Visibility from McMurdoVisibility Worldwide
YearDateTypeDegreeLooks likeMax degreePath of the eclipse
2020Jun 6LunarPenumbral
Penumbral
2020Jul 5LunarPenumbral
Penumbral
2021May 26 / May 27LunarTotal
Total
2021Dec 4SolarPartial
Total
2022May 16LunarTotal
Total
2023May 6LunarPenumbral
Penumbral
2024Mar 25LunarPenumbral
Penumbral
2025Mar 14LunarPartial
Total
2025Sep 8LunarTotal
Total
2025Sep 22SolarPartial
Partial
2026Feb 17 / Feb 18SolarPartial
Annular
2026Mar 3 / Mar 4LunarTotal
Total
2026Aug 28LunarPartial
Partial
2027Feb 7SolarPartial
Annular
2027Aug 17LunarPenumbral
Penumbral
2028Jul 7LunarPartial
Partial
2029Jun 26LunarTotal
Total
2029Dec 6SolarPartial
Partial
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