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Flag for China March 3, 2026 — Total Lunar Eclipse — Shanghai, Shanghai Municipality, China

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Tuesday, March 3, 2026 at 7:33 PM

Global Type: Total Lunar Eclipse

Shanghai: Total Lunar Eclipse

Begins: Tue, Mar 3, 2026 at 4:44 PM

Maximum: Tue, Mar 3, 2026 at 7:33 PM

Ends: Tue, Mar 3, 2026 at 10:22 PM

Duration: 5 hours, 39 minutes


March 3, 2026 — Total Lunar Eclipse — Shanghai

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Animation: How the Total Lunar Eclipse Will Look

This total lunar eclipse is fully visible in Shanghai. 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
5:50 PM Mar 37:33 PM Mar 39:17 PM Mar 3
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Local times for eclipse in Shanghai on Tuesday, March 3, 2026

EventTime in ShanghaiDirectionAltitudeLooks likeComments
Penumbral Eclipse beginsMar 3 at 4:44:20 PM74°East-northeast13.1° belowNot directly visibleBelow horizon
MoonriseMar 3 at 5:47:09 PM82°East0.0° belowNot directly visibleBelow horizon
Partial Eclipse beginsMar 3 at 5:50:00 PM83°East0.5°
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 East for the best view of the eclipse.
Total Eclipse beginsMar 3 at 7:04:27 PM92°East15.3°
Total moon eclipse starts - completely red moon.
Maximum EclipseMar 3 at 7:33:39 PM96°East21.3°
Moon is closest to the center of the shadow.
Total Eclipse endsMar 3 at 8:02:45 PM100°East27.3°
Total moon eclipse ends.
Partial Eclipse endsMar 3 at 9:17:10 PM113°East-southeast42.0°
Partial moon eclipse ends.
Penumbral Eclipse endsMar 3 at 10:22:59 PM130°Southeast53.6°
The Earth's penumbra ends.
Times are local for Shanghai (CST – China Standard Time).

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

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

Eclipses visible in Shanghai

Eclipse Visibility from ShanghaiVisibility Worldwide
YearDateTypeDegreeLooks likeMax degreePath of the eclipse
2020Jan 11LunarPenumbral
2020Jun 6LunarPenumbral
2020Jun 21SolarPartial
2020Nov 30LunarPenumbral
2021May 26LunarTotal
2021Nov 19LunarPartial
2022Nov 8LunarTotal
2023May 5 / May 6LunarPenumbral
2023Oct 29LunarPartial
2025Sep 7 / Sep 8LunarTotal
2026Mar 3LunarTotal
2027Feb 21LunarPenumbral
2027Jul 18 / Jul 19LunarPenumbral
2028Jul 6 / Jul 7LunarPartial
2028 / 2029Dec 31 / Jan 1LunarTotal
2029Dec 21LunarTotal
Note: Click on the date link for details in Shanghai, or the path map image for global details. Currently shown eclipse is highlighted.

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