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Partial Lunar Eclipse of June 26, 2010

The Second eclipse of 2010 which will occur on June 26, will be visible in the Philippines as a partial lunar eclipse.

According to PAGASA, the Philippines will have a chance to see the moon turn red during this event.

The eclipse magnitude will be 54.2 percent and will also be visible primarily in some parts of America, Pacific Ocean, Antarctica, eastern Asia, and Australasia. The eclipse will begin at 4:55 PM Philippine Standard Time (PST) and will end at 10:21 PM (PST).

Following are the eclipse circumstances for Manila observers:

Eclipse Magnitude: 54.2 percent

Penumbral eclipse begins: 4:55 PM

Partial eclipse begins 6:16 PM

Greatest eclipse 7:38 PM

Partial eclipse ends 9:00 PM

Penumbral eclipse ends 10:21 PM

sunset: 6:28 pm

moonrise: 6:24 pm (full at 7:31 pm)

“Lunar eclipses are safe to watch and observers need not use any kind of protective filters for the eyes. A pair of binoculars will help magnify the view and will make the red coloration of the moon brighter,” said PAGASA Administrator Prisco Nilo.

Clear skies everyone and happy observing! 😀

sources:

http://kidlat.pagasa.dost. gov.ph/agssb/astro_web/ast rodiary.html
http://eclipse.gsfc.nasa.gov/OH/OH2010.html#LE2010Jun26P
http://www.timeanddate.com/worldclock/

image credits:

[1] “partial lunar eclipse of august, 2008” http://www.abc.net.au

[2] “eclipse diagram” http://kidlat.pagasa.dost.gov.ph

[3] David Miller/David Malin Images (TWAN photos)