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Flag for Cook Islands March 2, 2026 — Total Lunar Eclipse — Rarotonga, Cook Islands

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Tuesday, March 3, 2026 at 1:33 AM

Global Type: Total Lunar Eclipse

Rarotonga: Total Lunar Eclipse

Begins: Mon, Mar 2, 2026 at 10:44 PM

Maximum: Tue, Mar 3, 2026 at 1:33 AM

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

Duration: 5 hours, 39 minutes


March 2, 2026 – March 3, 2026 — Total Lunar Eclipse — Rarotonga

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This total lunar eclipse is fully visible in Rarotonga. 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
11:50 PM Mar 21:33 AM Mar 33:17 AM Mar 3
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Local times for eclipse in Rarotonga on Tuesday, March 3, 2026

EventTime in RarotongaDirectionAltitudeLooks likeComments
Penumbral Eclipse beginsMar 2 at 10:44:20 PM50°Northeast48.3°
The Earth's penumbra start touching the Moon's face.
Partial Eclipse beginsMar 2 at 11:50:00 PM28°North-northeast58.1°
Partial moon eclipse starts - moon is getting red.
Total Eclipse beginsMar 3 at 1:04:27 AM352°North61.6°
Total moon eclipse starts - completely red moon.
Maximum EclipseMar 3 at 1:33:39 AM338°North-northwest59.9°
Moon is closest to the center of the shadow.
Total Eclipse endsMar 3 at 2:02:45 AM326°Northwest56.9°
Total moon eclipse ends.
Partial Eclipse endsMar 3 at 3:17:10 AM304°West-northwest44.8°
Partial moon eclipse ends.
Penumbral Eclipse endsMar 3 at 4:22:59 AM292°West-northwest31.7°
The Earth's penumbra ends.
Times are local for Rarotonga (CKT – Cook Island Time).

Eclipses visible in Rarotonga

Eclipse Visibility from RarotongaVisibility Worldwide
YearDateTypeDegreeLooks likeMax degreePath of the eclipse
2020Jul 4LunarPenumbral
2020Nov 29 / Nov 30LunarPenumbral
2021May 25 / May 26LunarTotal
2021Nov 18 / Nov 19LunarPartial
2022May 15LunarTotal
2022Nov 7 / Nov 8LunarTotal
2023May 5LunarPenumbral
2024Mar 24LunarPenumbral
2024Apr 8SolarPartial
2024Oct 2SolarPartial
2025Mar 13 / Mar 14LunarTotal
2025Sep 7LunarPartial
2025Sep 21SolarPartial
2026Mar 2 / Mar 3LunarTotal
2026Aug 27LunarPartial
2027Jul 18LunarPenumbral
2027Aug 16LunarPenumbral
2028Jul 6LunarPartial
2028Dec 31LunarPartial
2029Jun 25LunarTotal
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