TODAY: Lunar Eclipse Expected To Turn The Moon Red

Skywatchers anticipate spectacular lunar elipse tonight as the moon will rise in the Earth’s shadow.

The moon will rise in Earth’s shadow this evening in a rare lunar eclipse that could turn our natural satellite a deep shade of red.

A total lunar eclipse will be visible in the Philippines on Thursday, June 16, the Philippine Atmospheric Geophysical and Astronomical Services Administration (PAGASA) said.

Posted on its website, the weather bureau said the eclipse will begin at 1:23 a.m. and end at 7:02 a.m.

The greatest eclipse will be visible around 4:12 a.m. for as long as the sky will be clear.

“Lunar eclipses are safe to watch and observers need not use any kind of protective filters in the eyes. A pair of binocular will help magnify the view and will make the red coloration of the Moon brighter,” PAGASA said.

The last lunar eclipse was in December 21, but the country only caught its last stages.

A total lunar eclipse happens when the moon completely enters the earth’s umbra. The latter is the earth’s dark inner shadow.

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Posted on June 15, 2011, in Hollywood Buzz. Bookmark the permalink. Leave a comment.

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