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March 3, 2026 — Total Lunar Eclipse — Auckland, New Zealand (Tāmaki Makaurau)

Mar 4, 2026 at 12:33 am
Max View in Auckland, Auckland
Global Event: Total Lunar Eclipse
Local Type: Total Lunar Eclipse in Auckland, Auckland
Begins: Tue, Mar 3, 2026 at 9:44 pm
Maximum: Wed, Mar 4, 2026 at 12:33 am 1.150 Magnitude
Ends: Wed, Mar 4, 2026 at 3:23 am
Duration: 5 hours, 39 minutes

All times shown on this page are local time.


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

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

9:44 pm Tue, Mar 3
Penumbral Eclipse begins The Earth's penumbra start touching the Moon's face.Map direction East-northeast 62°
10:50 pm Tue, Mar 3
Partial Eclipse begins Partial moon eclipse starts - moon is getting red.Map direction Northeast 48°
12:04 am Wed, Mar 4
Total Eclipse begins Total moon eclipse starts - completely red moon.Map direction North-northeast 29°
12:33 am Wed, Mar 4
Maximum Eclipse Moon is closest to the center of the shadow.Map direction North-northeast 20°
1:02 am Wed, Mar 4
Total Eclipse ends Total moon eclipse ends.Map direction North 10°
2:17 am Wed, Mar 4
Partial Eclipse ends Partial moon eclipse ends.Map direction North-northwest 344°
3:23 am Wed, Mar 4
Penumbral Eclipse ends The Earth's penumbra ends.Map direction Northwest 324°

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

Eclipses and Transits Visible in Auckland

Eclipse Visibility From AucklandVisibility Worldwide
Oct 3, 2024 Partial Solar EclipseAnnular Solar Eclipse
Mar 14, 2025 Total Lunar EclipseTotal Lunar Eclipse
Sep 8, 2025 Total Lunar EclipseTotal Lunar Eclipse
Sep 22, 2025 Partial Solar EclipsePartial Solar Eclipse
Mar 3–4, 2026 Total Lunar EclipseTotal Lunar Eclipse

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

Next annular eclipse visible in Auckland

Other eclipses visible in Auckland

Other eclipses worldwide