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March 3, 2026 — Total Lunar Eclipse — Katoomba, NSW, Australia

Mar 3, 2026 at 10:33 pm
Max View in Katoomba, New South Wales
Global Event: Total Lunar Eclipse
Local Type: Total Lunar Eclipse in Katoomba, New South Wales
Begins: Tue, Mar 3, 2026 at 7:44 pm
Maximum: Tue, Mar 3, 2026 at 10:33 pm 1.150 Magnitude
Ends: Wed, Mar 4, 2026 at 1:23 am
Duration: 5 hours, 39 minutes

All times shown on this page are local time.


March 3–4, 2026 — Total Lunar Eclipse — Katoomba

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

7:44 pm Tue, Mar 3
Penumbral Eclipse begins The Earth's penumbra start touching the Moon's face.
Moon close to horizon, so make sure you have free sight to East-northeast.
Map direction East-northeast 78°
8:50 pm Tue, Mar 3
Partial Eclipse begins Partial moon eclipse starts - moon is getting red.Map direction East-northeast 69°
10:04 pm Tue, Mar 3
Total Eclipse begins Total moon eclipse starts - completely red moon.Map direction East-northeast 56°
10:33 pm Tue, Mar 3
Maximum Eclipse Moon is closest to the center of the shadow.Map direction Northeast 50°
11:02 pm Tue, Mar 3
Total Eclipse ends Total moon eclipse ends.Map direction Northeast 43°
12:17 am Wed, Mar 4
Partial Eclipse ends Partial moon eclipse ends.Map direction North-northeast 21°
1:23 am Wed, Mar 4
Penumbral Eclipse ends The Earth's penumbra ends.Map direction North 356°

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

This total lunar eclipse is fully visible in Katoomba. The total lunar eclipse is sometimes called a blood moon, as the Moon turns red.

Eclipses and Transits Visible in Katoomba

Eclipse Visibility From KatoombaVisibility Worldwide
Mar 14, 2025 Partial Lunar EclipseTotal Lunar Eclipse
Sep 8, 2025 Total Lunar EclipseTotal Lunar Eclipse
Sep 22, 2025 Partial Solar EclipsePartial Solar Eclipse
Mar 3–4, 2026 Total Lunar EclipseTotal Lunar Eclipse
Aug 17, 2027 Penumbral Lunar EclipsePenumbral Lunar Eclipse

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

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