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March 3, 2026 — Total Lunar Eclipse — McDonough, Georgia, USA

Mar 3, 2026 at 6:33 am
Max View in McDonough, Georgia
Global Event: Total Lunar Eclipse
Local Type: Total Lunar Eclipse in McDonough, Georgia
Begins: Tue, Mar 3, 2026 at 3:44 am
Maximum: Tue, Mar 3, 2026 at 6:33 am 1.150 Magnitude
Ends: Tue, Mar 3, 2026 at 7:04 am
Duration: 3 hours, 20 minutes

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March 3, 2026 — Total Lunar Eclipse — McDonough

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The animation shows what the eclipse approximately looks like. Stages and times of the eclipse are outlined below.

TimePhaseEventDirectionAltitude
3:44 am Tue, Mar 3
Penumbral Eclipse begins The Earth's penumbra start touching the Moon's face.Map direction West-southwest 248°
39.8°
4:50 am Tue, Mar 3
Partial Eclipse begins Partial moon eclipse starts - moon is getting red.Map direction West 259°
26.7°
6:04 am Tue, Mar 3
Total Eclipse begins Total moon eclipse starts - completely red moon.Map direction West 269°
11.6°
6:33 am Tue, Mar 3
Maximum Eclipse Moon is closest to the center of the shadow.
Moon close to horizon, so make sure you have free sight to West.
Map direction West 273°
5.6°
7:02 am Tue, Mar 3
Total Eclipse ends Total moon eclipse ends.
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 West for the best view of the eclipse.
Additionally, the eclipsed moon combined with dimming near horizon might make the Moon very hard or impossible to see.
Map direction West 277°
0.1°
7:04 am Tue, Mar 3SettingMoonset SettingMap direction West 277°
-0.2°
8:17 am Tue, Mar 3Not directly visiblePartial Eclipse ends Below horizonMap direction West-northwest 287°
-15.3°
9:23 am Tue, Mar 3Not directly visiblePenumbral Eclipse ends Below horizonMap direction West-northwest 297°
-27.7°

The curvature of the shadow's path and the apparent rotation of the Moon's disk is due to the Earth's rotation.


Eclipses and Transits Visible in McDonough

Eclipse Visibility From McDonoughVisibility Worldwide
Sep 17–18, 2024 Partial Lunar EclipsePartial Lunar Eclipse
Mar 13–14, 2025 Total Lunar EclipseTotal Lunar Eclipse
Mar 3, 2026 Total Lunar EclipseTotal Lunar Eclipse
Aug 27–28, 2026 Partial Lunar EclipsePartial Lunar Eclipse
Feb 20, 2027 Penumbral Lunar EclipsePenumbral Lunar Eclipse

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