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March 3, 2026 — Total Lunar Eclipse — Punta del Este, Uruguay

Mar 3, 2026 at 6:17 am
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Global Event: Total Lunar Eclipse
Local Type: Penumbral Lunar Eclipse, in Punta del Este
Begins: Tue, Mar 3, 2026 at 5:44 am
Maximum: Tue, Mar 3, 2026 at 6:17 am -0.501 Magnitude
Ends: Tue, Mar 3, 2026 at 6:26 am
Duration: 42 minutes

All times shown on this page are local time.

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March 3, 2026 — Total Lunar Eclipse — Punta del Este

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

TimePhaseEventDirectionAltitude
5:44 am Tue, Mar 3
Penumbral Eclipse begins The Earth's penumbra start touching the Moon's face.
Moon close to horizon, so make sure you have free sight to West-northwest.
Map direction West-northwest 284°
7.5°
6:17 am Tue, Mar 3
Maximum in Punta del Este This is the moment when the eclipse reaches its greatest magnitude while the entire Moon is above the horizon in Punta del Este. The true maximum point of this eclipse cannot be seen in Punta del Este because the Moon is below the horizon at that time.
Moon close to horizon, recommend going to a high point.
Map direction West 279°
1.3°
6:26 am Tue, Mar 3SettingMoonset SettingMap direction West 278°
-0.2°
6:50 am Tue, Mar 3Not directly visiblePartial Eclipse begins Below horizonMap direction West 275°
-5.3°
8:04 am Tue, Mar 3Not directly visibleTotal Eclipse begins Below horizonMap direction West 264°
-19.9°
8:33 am Tue, Mar 3Not directly visibleMaximum Eclipse Below horizonMap direction West 260°
-25.5°
9:02 am Tue, Mar 3Not directly visibleTotal Eclipse ends Below horizonMap direction West-southwest 255°
-31.0°
10:17 am Tue, Mar 3Not directly visiblePartial Eclipse ends Below horizonMap direction West-southwest 240°
-44.4°
11:23 am Tue, Mar 3Not directly visiblePenumbral Eclipse ends Below horizonMap direction Southwest 221°
-54.3°

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 Punta del Este, but it can be observed there as a penumbral lunar eclipse. A penumbral lunar eclipse can be a bit hard to see as the shadowed part is only a little bit fainter than the rest of the Moon.


Eclipses and Transits Visible in Punta del Este

Eclipse Visibility From Punta del EsteVisibility Worldwide
Mar 25, 2024 Penumbral Lunar EclipsePenumbral Lunar Eclipse
Sep 17–18, 2024 Partial Lunar EclipsePartial Lunar Eclipse
Oct 2, 2024 Partial Solar EclipseAnnular Solar Eclipse
Mar 14, 2025 Total Lunar EclipseTotal Lunar Eclipse
Mar 3, 2026 Penumbral Lunar EclipseTotal Lunar Eclipse

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

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