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October 8, 2014 Total Lunar Eclipse in the Philippines

A glimpse of tonight's 'Blood Moon' amid cloudy skies as seen from Montalban, Rizal. Image was taken a few minutes after totality.

A glimpse of tonight’s ‘Blood Moon’ amid cloudy skies as seen from Montalban, Rizal. Image was taken a few minutes after totality.

Yesterday (Oct. 8, 2014), skywatchers across much of the world, had the chance to see another ‘blood red moon’ as the moon passes behind the Earth and into our shadow. This alignment usually occurs only once every couple of years.
In the Philippines, maximum eclipse occured at 18:55 PST (06:55 P.M.) in the eastern sky.

Cloudy skies and rain due to the presence of Super Typhoon Ompong (Vongfong) within PAR threatened to spoil this spectacular event. The weather outlook for the day doesn’t make it conducive for an unobstructed viewing. We watched from 5:30 pm to 9:10 pm in mostly cloudy skies. But luckily, we did get good breaks and saw the totality and egress when the cloud thinned at times and the rain held off.

Following are some of the images I took using my Canon Powershot SX40 HS and Nikon D3200 dslr. I will post more photos soon.

Montage of 12 photos showing the various stages of last night's total lunar eclipse

Montage of 12 photos showing the various stages of last night’s total lunar eclipse

'Blood Moon' over Rodriguez, Rizal

‘Blood Moon’ over Rodriguez, Rizal

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