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March 3, 2026 — Total Lunar Eclipse — Schenectady, NY, USA

Mar 3, 2026 at 6:26 am
Near max in Schenectady
Global Event: Total Lunar Eclipse
Local Type: Total Lunar Eclipse in Schenectady, New York
Begins: Tue, Mar 3, 2026 at 3:44 am
Maximum: Tue, Mar 3, 2026 at 6:27 am 1.142 Magnitude
Ends: Tue, Mar 3, 2026 at 6:30 am
Duration: 2 hours, 46 minutes

All times shown on this page are local time.


March 3, 2026 — Total Lunar Eclipse — Schenectady

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

3:44 am Tue, Mar 3
Penumbral Eclipse begins The Earth's penumbra start touching the Moon's face.Map direction West-southwest 250°
4:50 am Tue, Mar 3
Partial Eclipse begins Partial moon eclipse starts - moon is getting red.Map direction West 262°
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 274°
6:27 am Tue, Mar 3
Maximum in Schenectady This is the moment when the eclipse reaches its greatest magnitude while the entire Moon is above the horizon in Schenectady. The true maximum point of this eclipse cannot be seen in Schenectady 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 278°
6:30 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°
6:33 am Tue, Mar 3Not directly visibleMaximum Eclipse Below horizonMap direction West 279°
7:02 am Tue, Mar 3Not directly visibleTotal Eclipse ends Below horizonMap direction West-northwest 283°
8:17 am Tue, Mar 3Not directly visiblePartial Eclipse ends Below horizonMap direction West-northwest 297°
9:23 am Tue, Mar 3Not directly visiblePenumbral Eclipse ends Below horizonMap direction Northwest 310°

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

Eclipses and Transits Visible in Schenectady

Eclipse Visibility From SchenectadyVisibility Worldwide
Sep 17–18, 2024 Partial Lunar EclipsePartial Lunar Eclipse
Mar 13–14, 2025 Total Lunar EclipseTotal Lunar Eclipse
Mar 29, 2025 Partial Solar EclipsePartial Solar Eclipse
Mar 3, 2026 Total Lunar EclipseTotal Lunar Eclipse
Aug 12, 2026 Partial Solar EclipseTotal Solar Eclipse

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