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Flag for Canada March 3, 2026 — Total Lunar Eclipse — Montreal, Quebec, Canada

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Tuesday, March 3, 2026 at 6:26 AM

Global Type: Total Lunar Eclipse

Montreal: Total Lunar Eclipse

Begins: Tue, Mar 3, 2026 at 3:44 AM

Maximum: Tue, Mar 3, 2026 at 6:26 AM

Ends: Tue, Mar 3, 2026 at 9:22 AM

Duration: 5 hours, 39 minutes


March 3, 2026 — Total Lunar Eclipse — Montreal

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This total lunar eclipse is fully visible in Montreal. 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 partialMaxMoonset
4:50 AM Mar 36:26 AM Mar 36:29 AM Mar 3
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Local times for eclipse in Montreal on Tuesday, March 3, 2026

EventTime in MontrealDirectionAltitudeLooks likeComments
Penumbral Eclipse beginsMar 3 at 3:44:20 AM249°West-southwest27.7°
The Earth's penumbra start touching the Moon's face.
Partial Eclipse beginsMar 3 at 4:50:00 AM262°West16.7°
Partial moon eclipse starts - moon is getting red.
Total Eclipse beginsMar 3 at 6:04:27 AM275°West3.9°
Total moon eclipse starts - completely red moon.
Moon close to horizon, so make sure you have free sight to West.
Maximal Eclipse visible in MontrealMar 3 at 6:26:27 AM278°West0.4°
The maximum part of the eclipse occurs when the Moon is close under the horizon. The best time to view the eclipse in Montreal would be around this time.
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 West for the best view of the eclipse.
MoonsetMar 3 at 6:29:28 AM279°West0.0° belowNot directly visibleBelow horizon
Maximum EclipseMar 3 at 6:33:39 AM280°West0.6° belowNot directly visibleBelow horizon
Total Eclipse endsMar 3 at 7:02:45 AM285°West-northwest6.2° belowNot directly visibleBelow horizon
Partial Eclipse endsMar 3 at 8:17:10 AM298°West-northwest18.2° belowNot directly visibleBelow horizon
Penumbral Eclipse endsMar 3 at 9:22:59 AM312°Northwest27.5° belowNot directly visibleBelow horizon
Times are local for Montreal (EST – Eastern Standard Time).

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

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

Eclipses and Transits Visible in Montreal

Eclipse Visibility From MontrealVisibility Worldwide
YearDateTypeDegreeLooks LikeMax DegreePath of the Eclipse
2020Jul 4 / Jul 5LunarPenumbral
2020Nov 30LunarPenumbral
2021May 26LunarPenumbral
2021Jun 10SolarPartial
2021Nov 19LunarPartial
2022May 15 / May 16LunarTotal
2022Nov 8LunarTotal
2023Oct 14SolarPartial
2023Oct 28LunarPenumbral
2024Mar 25LunarPenumbral
2024Apr 8SolarTotal
2024Sep 17 / Sep 18LunarPartial
2025Mar 13 / Mar 14LunarTotal
2025Mar 29SolarPartial
2026Mar 3LunarTotal
2026Aug 12SolarPartial
2026Aug 27 / Aug 28LunarPartial
2027Feb 20LunarPenumbral
2027Aug 17LunarPenumbral
2028Jan 11 / Jan 12LunarPartial
2028Jan 26SolarPartial
2029Jan 14SolarPartial
2029Jun 25 / Jun 26LunarTotal
2029Dec 20LunarTotal
Note: Click on the date link for details in Montreal, or the path map image for global details. Currently shown eclipse is highlighted.

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