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March 3, 2026 — Total Lunar Eclipse — Towson, Maryland, USA

Mar 3, 2026 at 6:33 am
Max View in Towson, Maryland
Global Event: Total Lunar Eclipse
Local Type: Total Lunar Eclipse in Towson, Maryland
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 6:38 am
Duration: 2 hours, 54 minutes

All times shown on this page are local time.

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March 3, 2026 — Total Lunar Eclipse — Towson

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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 250°
31.9°
4:50 am Tue, Mar 3
Partial Eclipse begins Partial moon eclipse starts - moon is getting red.Map direction West 261°
19.7°
6:04 am Tue, Mar 3
Total Eclipse begins Total moon eclipse starts - completely red moon.
Moon close to horizon, so make sure you have free sight to West.
Map direction West 273°
5.7°
6:33 am Tue, Mar 3
Maximum Eclipse Moon is closest to the center of the shadow.
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°
0.5°
6:38 am Tue, Mar 3SettingMoonset Setting, but the combination of a very low moon and the total eclipse phase makes the Moon so dim before it sets, that it might disappear from view some time before it sets.Map direction West 278°
-0.2°
7:02 am Tue, Mar 3Not directly visibleTotal Eclipse ends Below horizonMap direction West-northwest 281°
-5.4°
8:17 am Tue, Mar 3Not directly visiblePartial Eclipse ends Below horizonMap direction West-northwest 294°
-18.9°
9:23 am Tue, Mar 3Not directly visiblePenumbral Eclipse ends Below horizonMap direction Northwest 306°
-29.6°

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 Towson

Eclipse Visibility From TowsonVisibility Worldwide
Sep 17–18, 2024 Partial Lunar EclipsePartial Lunar Eclipse
Mar 13–14, 2025 Total Lunar EclipseTotal Lunar Eclipse
Mar 29, 2025 Partial Solar EclipsePartial Solar Eclipse
Mar 3, 2026 Total Lunar EclipseTotal Lunar Eclipse
Aug 12, 2026 Partial Solar EclipseTotal Solar Eclipse

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