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March 3, 2026 — Total Lunar Eclipse — Vostok Station, Antarctica

Mar 3, 2026 at 7:24 pm
Max View in Vostok Station
Global Event: Total Lunar Eclipse
Local Type: Penumbral Lunar Eclipse, in Vostok Station
Begins: Tue, Mar 3, 2026 at 7:13 pm
Maximum: Tue, Mar 3, 2026 at 7:24 pm -0.109 Magnitude
Ends: Tue, Mar 3, 2026 at 8:22 pm
Duration: 1 hour, 10 minutes
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March 3, 2026 — Total Lunar Eclipse — Vostok Station

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The animation shows what the eclipse approximately looks like in Vostok Station. Stages and times of the eclipse are outlined below. All times are local time (VOST) for Vostok Station.

TimePhaseEventDirectionAltitude
2:44 pm Tue, Mar 3Not directly visiblePenumbral Eclipse begins Below horizonMap direction East-southeast 121°
-14.3°
3:50 pm Tue, Mar 3Not directly visiblePartial Eclipse begins Below horizonMap direction East-southeast 106°
-11.1°
5:04 pm Tue, Mar 3Not directly visibleTotal Eclipse begins Below horizonMap direction East 88°
-7.3°
5:33 pm Tue, Mar 3Not directly visibleMaximum Eclipse Below horizonMap direction East 81°
-5.7°
6:02 pm Tue, Mar 3Not directly visibleTotal Eclipse ends Below horizonMap direction East-northeast 74°
-4.2°
7:13 pm Tue, Mar 3RisingMoonrise RisingMap direction East-northeast 57°
-0.2°
7:17 pm Tue, Mar 3
Partial Eclipse ends Partial 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 East-northeast for the best view of the eclipse.
Map direction East-northeast 56°
-0.1°
7:24 pm Tue, Mar 3
Maximum in Vostok Station This is the moment when the eclipse reaches its greatest magnitude while the entire Moon is above the horizon in Vostok Station. The true maximum point of this eclipse cannot be seen in Vostok Station because the Moon is below the horizon at that time.
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 Northeast for the best view of the eclipse.
Map direction Northeast 55°
0.2°
8:22 pm Tue, Mar 3
Penumbral Eclipse ends The Earth's penumbra ends.
Moon close to horizon, so make sure you have free sight to Northeast.
Map direction Northeast 41°
2.3°

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

The total phase of this lunar eclipse is not visible in Vostok Station, but it can be observed there as a penumbral lunar eclipse. A penumbral lunar eclipse can be a bit hard to see as the shadowed part is only a little bit fainter than the rest of the Moon.


Eclipses and Transits Visible in Vostok Station

Eclipse Visibility From Vostok StationVisibility Worldwide
Apr 20, 2023 Partial Solar EclipseTotal Solar Eclipse South/East Asia, Australia, Pacific, Indian Ocean, Antarctica
May 5–6, 2023 Penumbral Lunar EclipsePenumbral Lunar Eclipse South/East Europe, Much of Asia, Australia, Africa, Pacific, Atlantic, Indian Ocean, Antarctica
Sep 7–8, 2025 Total Lunar EclipseTotal Lunar Eclipse Europe, Asia, Australia, Africa, West in North America, East in South America, Pacific, Atlantic, Indian Ocean, Arctic, Antarctica
Feb 17, 2026 Partial Solar EclipseAnnular Solar Eclipse South/East Africa, South in South America, Pacific, Atlantic, Indian Ocean, Antarctica
Mar 3, 2026 Penumbral Lunar EclipseTotal Lunar Eclipse East in Europe, Asia, Australia, North America, Much of South America, Pacific, Atlantic, Indian Ocean, Arctic, Antarctica

Note: Click on the date link for details in Vostok Station, or the path map image for global details. Currently shown eclipse is highlighted.

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