Mar 3, 2026 Total Lunar Eclipse
What this lunar eclipse looks like
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Where to see the eclipse
Continents seeing at least some parts of the eclipse:
- East in Europe
- Much of Asia
- Much of North America
- Much of South America
- Indian Ocean
Total eclipse visible in:
Locations being able to see at least parts of the Total part.
- New York, New York, U.S.A.
- Bangkok, Thailand
- Brisbane, Queensland, Australia
- Chicago, Illinois, U.S.A.
- Detroit, Michigan, U.S.A.
- Beijing, Beijing Municipality, China
- Guatemala, Guatemala
- Los Angeles, California, U.S.A.
- Hanoi, Vietnam
- Mexico City, Federal District, Mexico
- Havana, Cuba
- Washington DC, District of Columbia, U.S.A.
- Hong Kong, Hong Kong
- Tokyo, Japan
- Honolulu, Hawaii, U.S.A.
- Melbourne, Victoria, Australia
- Manila, Philippines
- San Francisco, California, U.S.A.
- Jakarta, Jakarta Special Capital Region, Indonesia
- Sydney, New South Wales, Australia
Partial eclipse visible in:
When the eclipse happens worldwideLunar eclipses look approximately the same all over the world and happen at the same time.
The times displayed might be a minute or two off actual times.
|Event||UTC Time||Time in Washington DC*||Visible in Washington DC|
|Penumbral Eclipse begins||Mar 3 at 8:46 AM||Mar 3 at 3:46 AM||Yes|
|Partial Eclipse begins||Mar 3 at 9:51 AM||Mar 3 at 4:51 AM||Yes|
|Full Eclipse begins||Mar 3 at 11:06 AM||Mar 3 at 6:06 AM||Yes|
|Maximum Eclipse||Mar 3 at 11:34 AM||Mar 3 at 6:34 AM||Yes|
|Full Eclipse ends||Mar 3 at 12:01 PM||Mar 3 at 7:01 AM||No, below horizon|
|Partial Eclipse ends||Mar 3 at 1:16 PM||Mar 3 at 8:16 AM||No, below horizon|
|Penumbral Eclipse ends||Mar 3 at 2:22 PM||Mar 3 at 9:22 AM||No, below horizon|
* The Moon is below the horizon in Washington DC some of the time, so that part of the eclipse is not visible.