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March 3, 2026 — Total Lunar Eclipse — Melbourne, Vic, Australia

Mar 3, 2026 at 10:33 pm
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Global Event: Total Lunar Eclipse
Local Type: Total Lunar Eclipse, in Melbourne
Begins: Tue, Mar 3, 2026 at 7:49 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, 34 minutes
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March 3–4, 2026 — Total Lunar Eclipse — Melbourne

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

TimePhaseEventDirectionAltitude
7:44 pm Tue, Mar 3Not directly visiblePenumbral Eclipse begins Below horizonMap direction East 81°
-1.0°
7:49 pm Tue, Mar 3RisingMoonrise RisingMap direction East 80°
-0.2°
8:50 pm Tue, Mar 3
Partial Eclipse begins Partial moon eclipse starts - moon is getting red.Map direction East-northeast 71°
10.8°
10:04 pm Tue, Mar 3
Total Eclipse begins Total moon eclipse starts - completely red moon.Map direction East-northeast 58°
23.9°
10:33 pm Tue, Mar 3
Maximum Eclipse Moon is closest to the center of the shadow.Map direction Northeast 53°
28.7°
11:02 pm Tue, Mar 3
Total Eclipse ends Total moon eclipse ends.Map direction Northeast 46°
33.1°
12:17 am Wed, Mar 4
Partial Eclipse ends Partial moon eclipse ends.Map direction North-northeast 26°
42.0°
1:23 am Wed, Mar 4
Penumbral Eclipse ends The Earth's penumbra ends.Map direction North
45.8°

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


Eclipses and Transits Visible in Melbourne

Eclipse Visibility From MelbourneVisibility Worldwide
Jan 11, 2020 Penumbral Lunar EclipsePenumbral Lunar Eclipse Europe, Asia, Australia, Africa, Much of North America, East in South America, Pacific, Atlantic, Indian Ocean, Arctic
Jun 6, 2020 Penumbral Lunar EclipsePenumbral Lunar Eclipse Europe, Asia, Australia, Africa, South/East South America, Pacific, Atlantic, Indian Ocean, Antarctica
Nov 30, 2020 Penumbral Lunar EclipsePenumbral Lunar Eclipse Much of Europe, Much of Asia, Australia, North America, South America, Pacific, Atlantic, Arctic
May 26, 2021 Total Lunar EclipseTotal Lunar Eclipse Much of Asia, Australia, Much of North America, South America, Pacific, Atlantic, Indian Ocean, Antarctica
Nov 19, 2021 Partial Lunar EclipsePartial Lunar Eclipse Europe, Much of Asia, Australia, North/West Africa, North America, South America, Pacific, Atlantic, Indian Ocean, Arctic
Dec 4, 2021 Partial Solar EclipseTotal Solar Eclipse South in Australia, South in Africa, South in South America, Pacific, Atlantic, Indian Ocean, Antarctica
Nov 8–9, 2022 Total Lunar EclipseTotal Lunar Eclipse North/East Europe, Asia, Australia, North America, South America, Pacific, Atlantic, Indian Ocean, Arctic, Antarctica
Apr 20, 2023 Partial Solar EclipseTotal Solar Eclipse South/East Asia, Australia, Pacific, Indian Ocean, Antarctica
May 6, 2023 Penumbral Lunar EclipsePenumbral Lunar Eclipse Europe, Asia, Australia, Africa, Pacific, Atlantic, Indian Ocean, Antarctica
Oct 29, 2023 Penumbral Lunar EclipsePartial Lunar Eclipse Europe, Asia, Australia, Africa, North America, Much of South America, Pacific, Atlantic, Indian Ocean, Arctic, Antarctica
Mar 25, 2024 Penumbral Lunar EclipsePenumbral Lunar Eclipse Much of Europe, North/East Asia, Much of Australia, Much of Africa, North America, South America, Pacific, Atlantic, Arctic, Antarctica
Mar 14, 2025 Partial Lunar EclipseTotal Lunar Eclipse Europe, Much of Asia, Much of Australia, Much of Africa, North America, South America, Pacific, Atlantic, Arctic, Antarctica
Sep 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
Mar 3–4, 2026 Total Lunar EclipseTotal Lunar Eclipse East in Europe, Asia, Australia, North America, South America, Pacific, Atlantic, Indian Ocean, Arctic, Antarctica
Aug 17, 2027 Penumbral Lunar EclipsePenumbral Lunar Eclipse West in Europe, North in Asia, Much of Australia, North/West Africa, North America, South America, Pacific, Atlantic, Antarctica
Jul 7, 2028 Partial Lunar EclipsePartial Lunar Eclipse Europe, Asia, Australia, Africa, South/East South America, Pacific, Atlantic, Indian Ocean, Antarctica
Jul 22, 2028 Partial Solar EclipseTotal Solar Eclipse South in Asia, Australia, Pacific, Indian Ocean, Antarctica
Jan 1, 2029 Total Lunar EclipseTotal Lunar Eclipse Europe, Asia, Australia, Africa, North/West North America, Pacific, Atlantic, Indian Ocean, Arctic

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