If I open an onion site with the Tor browser, can nodes know the address of the .onion site I'm connecting to?

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The Answer is No, The nodes don't see the address you're connecting to.

There is a whole different procedure when connecting to Hidden Services. Which includes things like Introduction Points and Rendezvous Point. Know more about this via: Tor Project's website

Tor ensures that a single relay node does not know both the origin and destination of a connection. Each node only knows the IP addresses of its neighboring nodes (Previous & Next). So, Your .onion address will be private.


Node - can not, but Nodes theoretically can if they are a malicious tracking pool. But it's almost impossible to achieve nowdays. By default the node processes the connection just to the next hop, and rendezvous points are doing the job to make things secure

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