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March 3, 2026 — Total Lunar Eclipse — Rishra, West Bengal, India

Mar 3, 2026 at 5:42 pm
Near max in Rishra
Global Event: Total Lunar Eclipse
Local Type: Partial Lunar Eclipse, in Rishra
Begins: Tue, Mar 3, 2026 at 5:38 pm
Maximum: Tue, Mar 3, 2026 at 5:41 pm 0.914 Magnitude
Ends: Tue, Mar 3, 2026 at 7:53 pm
Duration: 2 hours, 14 minutes
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March 3, 2026 — Total Lunar Eclipse — Rishra

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

TimePhaseEventDirectionAltitude
2:14 pm Tue, Mar 3Not directly visiblePenumbral Eclipse begins Below horizonMap direction Northeast 55°
-43.1°
3:20 pm Tue, Mar 3Not directly visiblePartial Eclipse begins Below horizonMap direction East-northeast 67°
-30.4°
4:34 pm Tue, Mar 3Not directly visibleTotal Eclipse begins Below horizonMap direction East-northeast 76°
-14.9°
5:03 pm Tue, Mar 3Not directly visibleMaximum Eclipse Below horizonMap direction East 79°
-8.5°
5:32 pm Tue, Mar 3Not directly visibleTotal Eclipse ends Below horizonMap direction East 82°
-1.3°
5:38 pm Tue, Mar 3RisingMoonrise RisingMap direction East 83°
-0.2°
5:41 pm Tue, Mar 3
Maximum in Rishra This is the moment when the eclipse reaches its greatest magnitude while the entire Moon is above the horizon in Rishra. The true maximum point of this eclipse cannot be seen in Rishra 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°
6:47 pm Tue, Mar 3
Partial Eclipse ends Partial moon eclipse ends.Map direction East 89°
14.4°
7:53 pm Tue, Mar 3
Penumbral Eclipse ends The Earth's penumbra ends.Map direction East 96°
29.0°

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 Rishra, 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 Rishra

Eclipse Visibility From RishraVisibility Worldwide
May 5–6, 2023 Penumbral Lunar EclipsePenumbral Lunar Eclipse Europe, Asia, Australia, Africa, Pacific, Atlantic, Indian Ocean, Antarctica
Oct 28–29, 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 Partial Lunar EclipseTotal Lunar Eclipse East in Europe, Asia, Australia, North America, South America, Pacific, Atlantic, Indian Ocean, Arctic, Antarctica
Feb 21, 2027 Penumbral Lunar EclipsePenumbral Lunar Eclipse Europe, Asia, North/West Australia, Africa, Much of North America, South America, Pacific, Atlantic, Indian Ocean, Arctic, Antarctica

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

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