Your guide to solar & lunar eclipses.
March 3, 2026 Total Lunar Eclipse (Blood Moon)
What This Lunar Eclipse Looks Like
Where to See the Eclipse
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Regions seeing, at least, some parts of the eclipse: East in Europe, Asia, Australia, North America, Much of South America, Pacific, Atlantic, Indian Ocean, Arctic, Antarctica.
Eclipse Map and Animation
When the Eclipse Happens Worldwide — Timeline
Lunar eclipses can be visible from everywhere on the night side of the Earth, if the sky is clear. From some places, the entire eclipse will be visible, while in other areas the Moon will rise or set during the eclipse.
|Event||UTC Time||Time in Washington DC*||Visible in Washington DC|
|Penumbral Eclipse begins||Mar 3 at 08:44:20||Mar 3 at 3:44:20 am||Yes|
|Partial Eclipse begins||Mar 3 at 09:50:00||Mar 3 at 4:50:00 am||Yes|
|Full Eclipse begins||Mar 3 at 11:04:27||Mar 3 at 6:04:27 am||Yes|
|Maximum Eclipse||Mar 3 at 11:33:39||Mar 3 at 6:33:39 am||Yes|
|Full Eclipse ends||Mar 3 at 12:02:45||Mar 3 at 7:02:45 am||No, below the horizon|
|Partial Eclipse ends||Mar 3 at 13:17:10||Mar 3 at 8:17:10 am||No, below the horizon|
|Penumbral Eclipse ends||Mar 3 at 14:22:59||Mar 3 at 9:22:59 am||No, below the horizon|
* The Moon is below the horizon in Washington DC some of the time, so that part of the eclipse is not visible.
The magnitude of the eclipse is 1.151.
The penumbral magnitude of the eclipse is 2.184.
The total duration of the eclipse is 5 hours, 39 minutes.
The total duration of the partial phases is 2 hours, 29 minutes.
The duration of the full eclipse is 58 minutes.
An Eclipse Never Comes Alone!
A solar eclipse always occurs about two weeks before or after a lunar eclipse.
Usually, there are two eclipses in a row, but other times, there are three during the same eclipse season.
This is the second eclipse this season.
First eclipse this season: February 17, 2026 — Annular Solar Eclipse
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Eclipses in 2026
- Feb 17, 2026 – Annular Solar Eclipse
- Mar 3, 2026 — Total Lunar Eclipse (this page)
- Aug 12, 2026 – Total Solar Eclipse
- Aug 27–28, 2026 — Partial Lunar Eclipse
Eclipses in 2019
- Jan 5 / Jan 6, 2019 – Partial Solar Eclipse
- Jan 20–21, 2019 — Total Lunar Eclipse
- Jul 2, 2019 – Total Solar Eclipse
- Jul 16–17, 2019 — Partial Lunar Eclipse
- Nov 11–12, 2019 — Mercury Transit
- Dec 26, 2019 – Annular Solar Eclipse
Eclipses in 2020
- Jan 10–11, 2020 — Penumbral Lunar Eclipse
- Jun 5–6, 2020 — Penumbral Lunar Eclipse
- Jun 21, 2020 – Annular Solar Eclipse
- Jul 4–5, 2020 — Penumbral Lunar Eclipse
- Nov 29–30, 2020 — Penumbral Lunar Eclipse
- Dec 14, 2020 – Total Solar Eclipse