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March 3, 2026 — Total Lunar Eclipse — Mackay, Qld, Australia

Mar 3, 2026 at 9:33 pm
Max View in Mackay, Queensland
Global Event: Total Lunar Eclipse
Local Type: Total Lunar Eclipse in Mackay, Queensland
Begins: Tue, Mar 3, 2026 at 6:44 pm
Maximum: Tue, Mar 3, 2026 at 9:33 pm 1.150 Magnitude
Ends: Wed, Mar 4, 2026 at 12:23 am
Duration: 5 hours, 39 minutes

All times shown on this page are local time.

Location

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

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

TimePhaseEventDirectionAltitude
6:44 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.
Map direction East 80°
4.7°
7:50 pm Tue, Mar 3
Partial Eclipse begins Partial moon eclipse starts - moon is getting red.Map direction East-northeast 73°
19.3°
9:04 pm Tue, Mar 3
Total Eclipse begins Total moon eclipse starts - completely red moon.Map direction East-northeast 64°
35.3°
9:33 pm Tue, Mar 3
Maximum Eclipse Moon is closest to the center of the shadow.Map direction East-northeast 59°
41.2°
10:02 pm Tue, Mar 3
Total Eclipse ends Total moon eclipse ends.Map direction Northeast 53°
46.8°
11:17 pm Tue, Mar 3
Partial Eclipse ends Partial moon eclipse ends.Map direction North-northeast 30°
58.6°
12:23 am Wed, Mar 4
Penumbral Eclipse ends The Earth's penumbra ends.Map direction North 358°
62.7°

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 Mackay. The total lunar eclipse is sometimes called a blood moon, as the Moon turns red.


Eclipses and Transits Visible in Mackay

Eclipse Visibility From MackayVisibility Worldwide
Mar 25, 2024 Penumbral Lunar EclipsePenumbral Lunar Eclipse
Mar 14, 2025 Partial Lunar EclipseTotal Lunar Eclipse
Sep 8, 2025 Total Lunar EclipseTotal Lunar 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 Mackay, or the path map image for global details. Currently shown eclipse is highlighted.

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