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March 3, 2026 — Total Lunar Eclipse — Surprise, AZ, USA

Mar 3, 2026 at 4:33 am
Max View in Surprise, Arizona
Global Event: Total Lunar Eclipse
Local Type: Total Lunar Eclipse in Surprise, Arizona
Begins: Tue, Mar 3, 2026 at 1:44 am
Maximum: Tue, Mar 3, 2026 at 4:33 am 1.150 Magnitude
Ends: Tue, Mar 3, 2026 at 6:59 am
Duration: 5 hours, 16 minutes

All times shown on this page are local time.


March 3, 2026 — Total Lunar Eclipse — Surprise

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

1:44 am Tue, Mar 3
Penumbral Eclipse begins The Earth's penumbra start touching the Moon's face.Map direction Southwest 214°
2:50 am Tue, Mar 3
Partial Eclipse begins Partial moon eclipse starts - moon is getting red.Map direction West-southwest 236°
4:04 am Tue, Mar 3
Total Eclipse begins Total moon eclipse starts - completely red moon.Map direction West-southwest 252°
4:33 am Tue, Mar 3
Maximum Eclipse Moon is closest to the center of the shadow.Map direction West-southwest 256°
5:02 am Tue, Mar 3
Total Eclipse ends Total moon eclipse ends.Map direction West 261°
6:17 am Tue, Mar 3
Partial Eclipse ends Partial moon eclipse ends.
Moon close to horizon, so make sure you have free sight to West.
Map direction West 271°
6:59 am Tue, Mar 3SettingMoonset SettingMap direction West 276°
7:23 am Tue, Mar 3Not directly visiblePenumbral Eclipse ends Below horizonMap direction West 279°

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

Eclipses and Transits Visible in Surprise

Eclipse Visibility From SurpriseVisibility 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

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

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