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Flag for New Zealand March 3, 2026 — Total Lunar Eclipse — Napier, New Zealand (Ahuriri)

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Wednesday, March 4, 2026 at 12:33 AM

Global Type: Total Lunar Eclipse

Napier: Total Lunar Eclipse

Begins: Tue, Mar 3, 2026 at 9:44 PM

Maximum: Wed, Mar 4, 2026 at 12:33 AM

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

Duration: 5 hours, 39 minutes


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

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This total lunar eclipse is fully visible in Napier. 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
10:50 PM Mar 312:33 AM Mar 42:17 AM Mar 4
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Local times for eclipse in Napier on Wednesday, March 4, 2026

EventTime in NapierDirectionAltitudeLooks likeComments
Penumbral Eclipse beginsMar 3 at 9:44:20 PM59°East-northeast21.3°
The Earth's penumbra start touching the Moon's face.
Partial Eclipse beginsMar 3 at 10:50:00 PM46°Northeast31.3°
Partial moon eclipse starts - moon is getting red.
Total Eclipse beginsMar 4 at 12:04:27 AM26°North-northeast39.8°
Total moon eclipse starts - completely red moon.
Maximum EclipseMar 4 at 12:33:39 AM17°North-northeast42.0°
Moon is closest to the center of the shadow.
Total Eclipse endsMar 4 at 1:02:45 AMNorth43.3°
Total moon eclipse ends.
Partial Eclipse endsMar 4 at 2:17:10 AM343°North-northwest42.4°
Partial moon eclipse ends.
Penumbral Eclipse endsMar 4 at 3:22:59 AM323°Northwest37.0°
The Earth's penumbra ends.
Times are local for Napier (NZDT – New Zealand Daylight Time).

Eclipses and Transits Visible in Napier

Eclipse Visibility From NapierVisibility Worldwide
YearDateTypeDegreeLooks LikeMax DegreePath of the Eclipse
2020Jun 6LunarPenumbral
2020Jul 5LunarPenumbral
2020Nov 30 / Dec 1LunarPenumbral
2021May 26 / May 27LunarTotal
2021Nov 19 / Nov 20LunarPartial
2022May 16LunarPartial
2022Nov 8 / Nov 9LunarTotal
2023Apr 20SolarPartial
2023May 6LunarPenumbral
2024Mar 25LunarPenumbral
2025Mar 14LunarTotal
2025Sep 8LunarTotal
2025Sep 22SolarPartial
2026Mar 3 / Mar 4LunarTotal
2026Aug 28LunarPartial
2027Aug 17LunarPenumbral
2028Jul 7LunarPartial
2028Jul 22SolarPartial
2029Jan 1LunarTotal
2029Jun 26LunarPartial
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