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March 3, 2026 — Total Lunar Eclipse — Matane, Quebec, Canada

Mar 3, 2026 at 5:57 am
Max View in Matane, Quebec
Global Event: Total Lunar Eclipse
Local Type: Partial Lunar Eclipse in Matane, Quebec
Begins: Tue, Mar 3, 2026 at 3:44 am
Maximum: Tue, Mar 3, 2026 at 5:57 am 0.933 Magnitude
Ends: Tue, Mar 3, 2026 at 6:09 am
Duration: 2 hours, 25 minutes

All times shown on this page are local time.


March 3, 2026 — Total Lunar Eclipse — Matane

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

3:44 am Tue, Mar 3
Penumbral Eclipse begins The Earth's penumbra start touching the Moon's face.Map direction West-southwest 252°
4:50 am Tue, Mar 3
Partial Eclipse begins Partial moon eclipse starts - moon is getting red.Map direction West 265°
5:57 am Tue, Mar 3
Maximum in Matane This is the moment when the eclipse reaches its greatest magnitude while the entire Moon is above the horizon in Matane. The true maximum point of this eclipse cannot be seen in Matane because the Moon is below the horizon at that time.
Moon close to horizon, recommend going to a high point.
Map direction West 277°
6:04 am Tue, Mar 3
Total Eclipse begins Total moon eclipse starts - completely red moon.
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 278°
6:09 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 279°
6:33 am Tue, Mar 3Not directly visibleMaximum Eclipse Below horizonMap direction West-northwest 284°
7:02 am Tue, Mar 3Not directly visibleTotal Eclipse ends Below horizonMap direction West-northwest 289°
8:17 am Tue, Mar 3Not directly visiblePartial Eclipse ends Below horizonMap direction Northwest 304°
9:23 am Tue, Mar 3Not directly visiblePenumbral Eclipse ends Below horizonMap direction Northwest 319°

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 Matane, but it can be observed there as a partial lunar eclipse. The Earth's shadow covers a large portion of the Moon, so this is still a nice sight.

Eclipses and Transits Visible in Matane

Eclipse Visibility From MataneVisibility 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 Partial Lunar EclipseTotal Lunar Eclipse
Aug 12, 2026 Partial Solar EclipseTotal Solar Eclipse

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

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