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March 3, 2026 — Total Lunar Eclipse — Kiritimati, Christmas Island, Kiribati

Mar 4, 2026 at 1:33 am
Max View in Kiritimati, Christmas Island
Global Event: Total Lunar Eclipse
Local Type: Total Lunar Eclipse in Kiritimati, Christmas Island
Begins: Tue, Mar 3, 2026 at 10:44 pm
Maximum: Wed, Mar 4, 2026 at 1:33 am 1.150 Magnitude
Ends: Wed, Mar 4, 2026 at 4:23 am
Duration: 5 hours, 39 minutes

All times shown on this page are local time.


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

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

10:44 pm Tue, Mar 3
Penumbral Eclipse begins The Earth's penumbra start touching the Moon's face.Map direction East-northeast 78°
11:50 pm Tue, Mar 3
Partial Eclipse begins Partial moon eclipse starts - moon is getting red.Map direction East-northeast 66°
1:04 am Wed, Mar 4
Total Eclipse begins Total moon eclipse starts - completely red moon.Map direction Northwest 307°
1:33 am Wed, Mar 4
Maximum Eclipse Moon is closest to the center of the shadow.Map direction West-northwest 289°
2:02 am Wed, Mar 4
Total Eclipse ends Total moon eclipse ends.Map direction West-northwest 282°
3:17 am Wed, Mar 4
Partial Eclipse ends Partial moon eclipse ends.Map direction West 277°
4:23 am Wed, Mar 4
Penumbral Eclipse ends The Earth's penumbra ends.Map direction West 275°

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

Eclipses and Transits Visible in Kiritimati

Eclipse Visibility From KiritimatiVisibility Worldwide
Sep 18, 2024 Penumbral Lunar EclipsePartial Lunar Eclipse
Oct 3, 2024 Partial Solar EclipseAnnular Solar Eclipse
Mar 14–15, 2025 Total Lunar EclipseTotal Lunar Eclipse
Sep 8, 2025 Penumbral Lunar EclipseTotal Lunar Eclipse
Mar 3–4, 2026 Total Lunar EclipseTotal Lunar Eclipse

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