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Flag for Australia March 3, 2026 — Total Lunar Eclipse — Melbourne, Victoria, Australia

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Tuesday, March 3, 2026 at 10:34 PM

Global Type: Total Lunar Eclipse

Melbourne: Total Lunar Eclipse

Begins: Tue, Mar 3, 2026 at 7:44 PM

Maximum: Tue, Mar 3, 2026 at 10:34 PM

Ends: Wed, Mar 4, 2026 at 1:22 AM

Duration: 5 hours, 39 minutes


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

Animation: How the Total Lunar Eclipse Will Look

This total lunar eclipse is fully visible in Melbourne. 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
8:50 PM Mar 310:34 PM Mar 312:17 AM Mar 4
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Local times for eclipse in Melbourne on Tuesday, March 3, 2026

EventTime in MelbourneDirectionAltitudeLooks likeComments
Penumbral Eclipse beginsMar 3 at 7:44 PM81°East0.8° belowNot directly visibleBelow horizon
MoonriseMar 3 at 7:49 PM81°East0.0° belowNot directly visibleBelow horizon
Partial Eclipse beginsMar 3 at 8:50 PM72°East-northeast11.0°
Partial moon eclipse starts - moon is getting red.
Total Eclipse beginsMar 3 at 10:04 PM59°East-northeast24.1°
Total moon eclipse starts - completely red moon.
Maximum EclipseMar 3 at 10:33 PM53°Northeast28.9°
Moon is closest to the center of the shadow.
Total Eclipse endsMar 3 at 11:02 PM46°Northeast33.3°
Total moon eclipse ends.
Partial Eclipse endsMar 4 at 12:17 AM26°North-northeast42.1°
Partial moon eclipse ends.
Penumbral Eclipse endsMar 4 at 1:22 AMNorth45.8°
The Earth's penumbra ends.
Times are local for Melbourne (AEDT – Australian Eastern Daylight Time).

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

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

Eclipses visible in Melbourne

Eclipse Visibility from MelbourneVisibility Worldwide
YearDateTypeDegreeLooks likeMax degreePath of the eclipse
2020Jan 11LunarPenumbral
2020Jun 6LunarPenumbral
2020Nov 30LunarPenumbral
2021May 26LunarPartial
2021Nov 19LunarPartial
2021Dec 4SolarPartial
2022Nov 8 / Nov 9LunarTotal
2023Apr 20SolarPartial
2023May 6LunarPenumbral
2023Oct 29LunarPenumbral
2024Mar 25LunarPenumbral
2025Mar 14LunarPartial
2025Sep 8LunarTotal
2026Mar 3 / Mar 4LunarTotal
2027Aug 17LunarPenumbral
2028Jul 7LunarPartial
2028Jul 22SolarPartial
2029Jan 1LunarTotal
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