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March 3, 2026 — Total Lunar Eclipse — Lima, Lima, Peru

Mar 3, 2026 at 6:09 am
Near max in Lima
Global Event: Total Lunar Eclipse
Local Type: Total Lunar Eclipse in Lima, Lima
Begins: Tue, Mar 3, 2026 at 3:44 am
Maximum: Tue, Mar 3, 2026 at 6:10 am 1.049 Magnitude
Ends: Tue, Mar 3, 2026 at 6:12 am
Duration: 2 hours, 28 minutes

All times shown on this page are local time.


March 3, 2026 — Total Lunar Eclipse — Lima

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

3:44 am Tue, Mar 3
Penumbral Eclipse begins The Earth's penumbra start touching the Moon's face.Map direction West-northwest 287°
4:50 am Tue, Mar 3
Partial Eclipse begins Partial moon eclipse starts - moon is getting red.Map direction West-northwest 281°
6:04 am Tue, Mar 3
Total Eclipse begins Total moon eclipse starts - completely red moon.
Moon close to horizon, recommend going to a high point.
Additionally, the eclipsed moon combined with dimming near horizon might make the Moon very hard or impossible to see.
Map direction West 277°
6:10 am Tue, Mar 3
Maximum in Lima This is the moment when the eclipse reaches its greatest magnitude while the entire Moon is above the horizon in Lima. The true maximum point of this eclipse cannot be seen in Lima 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 West for the best view of the eclipse.
Map direction West 276°
6:12 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 276°
6:33 am Tue, Mar 3Not directly visibleMaximum Eclipse Below horizonMap direction West 275°
7:02 am Tue, Mar 3Not directly visibleTotal Eclipse ends Below horizonMap direction West 274°
8:17 am Tue, Mar 3Not directly visiblePartial Eclipse ends Below horizonMap direction West 270°
9:23 am Tue, Mar 3Not directly visiblePenumbral Eclipse ends Below horizonMap direction West 265°

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

Eclipses and Transits Visible in Lima

Eclipse Visibility From LimaVisibility Worldwide
Mar 24–25, 2024 Penumbral Lunar EclipsePenumbral Lunar Eclipse
Sep 17, 2024 Partial Lunar EclipsePartial Lunar Eclipse
Oct 2, 2024 Partial Solar EclipseAnnular Solar Eclipse
Mar 13–14, 2025 Total Lunar EclipseTotal Lunar Eclipse
Mar 3, 2026 Total Lunar EclipseTotal Lunar Eclipse

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

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