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March 3, 2026 — Total Lunar Eclipse — Bantam, Cocos Islands

Mar 3, 2026 at 6:23 pm
Near max in Bantam
Global Event: Total Lunar Eclipse
Local Type: Total Lunar Eclipse, in Bantam
Begins: Tue, Mar 3, 2026 at 6:20 pm
Maximum: Tue, Mar 3, 2026 at 6:22 pm 1.086 Magnitude
Ends: Tue, Mar 3, 2026 at 8:53 pm
Duration: 2 hours, 33 minutes
Location

March 3, 2026 — Total Lunar Eclipse — Bantam

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

TimePhaseEventDirectionAltitude
3:14 pm Tue, Mar 3Not directly visiblePenumbral Eclipse begins Below horizonMap direction East 91°
-44.6°
4:20 pm Tue, Mar 3Not directly visiblePartial Eclipse begins Below horizonMap direction East 88°
-29.2°
5:34 pm Tue, Mar 3Not directly visibleTotal Eclipse begins Below horizonMap direction East 85°
-11.6°
6:03 pm Tue, Mar 3Not directly visibleMaximum Eclipse Below horizonMap direction East 84°
-4.7°
6:20 pm Tue, Mar 3RisingMoonrise Rising, but the combination of a very low moon and the total eclipse phase will make the moon so dim that it will be extremely difficult to view until moon gets higher in the sky or the total phase ends.Map direction East 83°
-0.2°
6:22 pm Tue, Mar 3
Maximum in Bantam This is the moment when the eclipse reaches its greatest magnitude while the entire Moon is above the horizon in Bantam. The true maximum point of this eclipse cannot be seen in Bantam 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 East for the best view of the eclipse.
Map direction East 83°
0.2°
6:32 pm Tue, Mar 3
Total Eclipse ends Total moon eclipse ends.
Moon close to horizon, so make sure you have free sight to East.
Additionally, the eclipsed moon combined with dimming near horizon might make the Moon very hard or impossible to see.
Map direction East 82°
2.4°
7:47 pm Tue, Mar 3
Partial Eclipse ends Partial moon eclipse ends.Map direction East 78°
19.8°
8:53 pm Tue, Mar 3
Penumbral Eclipse ends The Earth's penumbra ends.Map direction East-northeast 73°
35.1°

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


Eclipses and Transits Visible in Bantam

Eclipse Visibility From BantamVisibility 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 Europe, Asia, Australia, Africa, Pacific, Atlantic, Indian Ocean, Antarctica
Oct 29, 2023 Partial Lunar EclipsePartial Lunar Eclipse Europe, Asia, Australia, Africa, North America, Much of South America, Pacific, Atlantic, Indian Ocean, Arctic, 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
Mar 3, 2026 Total Lunar EclipseTotal Lunar Eclipse East in Europe, Asia, Australia, North America, South America, Pacific, Atlantic, Indian Ocean, Arctic, Antarctica

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

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