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Eclipse visible in Melbourne – Mar 3 – Mar 4, 2026 Total Lunar Eclipse

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

This is an approximate representation. The eclipse and moon will look slightly different in real life.

This total lunar eclipse is fully visible in Melbourne.

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

More about the Mar 3, 2026 Total Lunar Eclipse

Local times for eclipse in Melbourne on Tuesday, March 3, 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 MelbourneDirectionAltitudeLooks likeComments
Penumbral eclipse beginsMar 3 at 7:46 PM81°East0.5° belowNot directly visibleBelow horizon
MoonriseMar 3 at 7:49 PM81°East0.0° Not directly visibleBelow horizon
Partial eclipse beginsMar 3 at 8:51 PM71°East-northeast11.3° Eclipse as seen from earthPartial moon eclipse starts - moon is getting red.
Total Eclipse beginsMar 3 at 10:06 PM58°East-northeast24.5° Eclipse as seen from earthTotal moon eclipse starts - completely red moon.
Maximum EclipseMar 3 at 10:34 PM53°Northeast29.0° Eclipse as seen from earthMoon is closest to the center of the shadow.
Total Eclipse endsMar 3 at 11:01 PM47°Northeast33.1° Eclipse as seen from earthTotal moon eclipse ends.
Partial Eclipse endsMar 4 at 12:16 AM26°North-northeast42.1° Eclipse as seen from earthPartial moon eclipse ends.
Penumbral Eclipse endsMar 4 at 1:22 AMNorth45.8° Eclipse as seen from earthThe Earth's penumbra ends.

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.

Times are local for Melbourne (AEDT - Australian Eastern Daylight Time).

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Melbourne
Looks like in
Melbourne
Path of the eclipse
May 26, 2021LunarPartialPartialEclipse as seen from earth
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Dec 4, 2021SolarTotalPartialEclipse as seen from earth
Nov 8 / Nov 9, 2022LunarTotalTotalEclipse as seen from earth
Apr 20, 2023SolarTotalPartialEclipse as seen from earth
May 6, 2023LunarPenumbralPenumbralEclipse as seen from earth
Oct 29, 2023LunarPartialPenumbralEclipse 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
Mar 3 / Mar 4, 2026LunarTotalTotalEclipse as seen from earth
Aug 17, 2027LunarPenumbralPenumbralEclipse as seen from earth
Jul 7, 2028LunarPartialPartialEclipse as seen from earth
Jul 22, 2028SolarTotalPartialEclipse as seen from earth
Jan 1, 2029LunarTotalTotalEclipse as seen from earth
Jun 16, 2030LunarPartialPartialEclipse as seen from earth
Nov 25, 2030SolarTotalPartialEclipse as seen from earth
Jun 5, 2031LunarPenumbralPenumbralEclipse as seen from earth
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