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Flag for U.S.A. March 3, 2026 — Total Lunar Eclipse — San Jose, California, U.S.A.

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Tuesday, March 3, 2026 at 3:33 AM

Global Type: Total Lunar Eclipse

San Jose: Total Lunar Eclipse

Begins: Tue, Mar 3, 2026 at 12:44 AM

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

Ends: Tue, Mar 3, 2026 at 6:22 AM

Duration: 5 hours, 39 minutes


March 3, 2026 — Total Lunar Eclipse — San Jose

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This total lunar eclipse is fully visible in San Jose. 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
1:50 AM Mar 33:33 AM Mar 35:17 AM Mar 3
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Local times for eclipse in San Jose on Tuesday, March 3, 2026

EventTime in San JoseDirectionAltitudeLooks likeComments
Penumbral Eclipse beginsMar 3 at 12:44:20 AM195°South-southwest58.5°
The Earth's penumbra start touching the Moon's face.
Partial Eclipse beginsMar 3 at 1:50:00 AM221°Southwest52.2°
Partial moon eclipse starts - moon is getting red.
Total Eclipse beginsMar 3 at 3:04:27 AM241°West-southwest40.5°
Total moon eclipse starts - completely red moon.
Maximum EclipseMar 3 at 3:33:39 AM248°West-southwest35.3°
Moon is closest to the center of the shadow.
Total Eclipse endsMar 3 at 4:02:45 AM253°West-southwest29.9°
Total moon eclipse ends.
Partial Eclipse endsMar 3 at 5:17:10 AM265°West15.6°
Partial moon eclipse ends.
Penumbral Eclipse endsMar 3 at 6:22:59 AM274°West2.9°
The Earth's penumbra ends.
Moon close to horizon, so make sure you have free sight to West.
Times are local for San Jose (PST – Pacific Standard Time).

Eclipses visible in San Jose

Eclipse Visibility from San JoseVisibility Worldwide
YearDateTypeDegreeLooks likeMax degreePath of the eclipse
2020Jul 4LunarPenumbral
2020Nov 29 / Nov 30LunarPenumbral
2021May 26LunarTotal
2021Nov 18 / Nov 19LunarPartial
2022May 15LunarTotal
2022Nov 8LunarTotal
2023Oct 14SolarPartial
2024Mar 24 / Mar 25LunarPenumbral
2024Apr 8SolarPartial
2024Sep 17LunarPartial
2025Mar 13 / Mar 14LunarTotal
2026Mar 3LunarTotal
2026Aug 27 / Aug 28LunarPartial
2027Aug 16 / Aug 17LunarPenumbral
2028Jan 11LunarPartial
2028Dec 31LunarPartial
2029Jan 14SolarPartial
2029Jun 25LunarTotal
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