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March 3, 2026 — Total Lunar Eclipse — Pittsburgh, PA, USA

Mar 3, 2026 at 6:33 am
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Global Event: Total Lunar Eclipse
Local Type: Total Lunar Eclipse in Pittsburgh, Pennsylvania
Begins: Tue, Mar 3, 2026 at 3:44 am
Maximum: Tue, Mar 3, 2026 at 6:33 am 1.150 Magnitude
Ends: Tue, Mar 3, 2026 at 6:52 am
Duration: 3 hours, 8 minutes

All times shown on this page are local time.

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March 3, 2026 — Total Lunar Eclipse — Pittsburgh

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

TimePhaseEventDirectionAltitude
3:44 am Tue, Mar 3
Penumbral Eclipse begins The Earth's penumbra start touching the Moon's face.Map direction West-southwest 246°
34.0°
4:50 am Tue, Mar 3
Partial Eclipse begins Partial moon eclipse starts - moon is getting red.Map direction West 258°
22.1°
6:04 am Tue, Mar 3
Total Eclipse begins Total moon eclipse starts - completely red moon.
Moon close to horizon, so make sure you have free sight to West.
Map direction West 270°
8.3°
6:33 am Tue, Mar 3
Maximum Eclipse Moon is closest to the center of the shadow.
Moon close to horizon, so make sure you have free sight to West.
Map direction West 275°
2.9°
6:52 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 278°
-0.2°
7:02 am Tue, Mar 3Not directly visibleTotal Eclipse ends Below horizonMap direction West 279°
-1.8°
8:17 am Tue, Mar 3Not directly visiblePartial Eclipse ends Below horizonMap direction West-northwest 291°
-16.1°
9:23 am Tue, Mar 3Not directly visiblePenumbral Eclipse ends Below horizonMap direction Northwest 304°
-26.9°

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


Eclipses and Transits Visible in Pittsburgh

Eclipse Visibility From PittsburghVisibility Worldwide
Mar 25, 2024 Penumbral Lunar EclipsePenumbral Lunar Eclipse
Apr 8, 2024 Partial Solar EclipseTotal Solar Eclipse
Sep 17–18, 2024 Partial Lunar EclipsePartial Lunar Eclipse
Mar 13–14, 2025 Total Lunar EclipseTotal Lunar Eclipse
Mar 3, 2026 Total Lunar EclipseTotal Lunar Eclipse

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