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March 3, 2026 — Total Lunar Eclipse — Santa Clarita, CA, USA

Mar 3, 2026 at 3:33 am
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Global Event: Total Lunar Eclipse
Local Type: Total Lunar Eclipse in Santa Clarita, California
Begins: Tue, Mar 3, 2026 at 12:44 am
Maximum: Tue, Mar 3, 2026 at 3:33 am 1.150 Magnitude
Ends: Tue, Mar 3, 2026 at 6:25 am
Duration: 5 hours, 41 minutes

All times shown on this page are local time.

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March 3, 2026 — Total Lunar Eclipse — Santa Clarita

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

TimePhaseEventDirectionAltitude
12:44 am Tue, Mar 3
Penumbral Eclipse begins The Earth's penumbra start touching the Moon's face.Map direction South-southwest 203°
60.4°
1:50 am Tue, Mar 3
Partial Eclipse begins Partial moon eclipse starts - moon is getting red.Map direction Southwest 228°
52.3°
3:04 am Tue, Mar 3
Total Eclipse begins Total moon eclipse starts - completely red moon.Map direction West-southwest 246°
39.4°
3:33 am Tue, Mar 3
Maximum Eclipse Moon is closest to the center of the shadow.Map direction West-southwest 252°
33.8°
4:02 am Tue, Mar 3
Total Eclipse ends Total moon eclipse ends.Map direction West-southwest 256°
28.0°
5:17 am Tue, Mar 3
Partial Eclipse ends Partial moon eclipse ends.Map direction West 267°
13.1°
6:23 am Tue, Mar 3
Penumbral Eclipse ends The Earth's penumbra ends.
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°
0.2°

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


Eclipses and Transits Visible in Santa Clarita

Eclipse Visibility From Santa ClaritaVisibility Worldwide
Mar 24–25, 2024 Penumbral Lunar EclipsePenumbral Lunar Eclipse
Apr 8, 2024 Partial Solar EclipseTotal Solar Eclipse
Sep 17, 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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