Sunday, September 14, 2014

October 8, 2014 Total Lunar Eclipse

There will be a total lunar eclipse that will be visible in Eastern Asia on October 8, 2014. The Moon will become reddish in color during its 1 hour of totality phase. But since the Moon will be passing to the north of Earth's umbral center region, this will be a relatively bright total lunar eclipse with the southern part of the Moon showing a darker coppery red tint compare to its northern polar region area. Nevertheless, this will still be a very nice eclipse as the planet Uranus will be situated more or less about 1 degree NW of the Moon during totality phase. For Manila and rest of the Philippines, the first part of penumbra and early part of umbral (partial) stage will not be visible as the Moon will rise 20 minutes after the Moon enters partial phase :( But we will be able to observe the rest of the eclipse phase till it exits the penumbra at around 9:34pm. For any inquiry on the total lunar eclipse, please contact ALP President James Kevin Ty at +639178559863 and ALP Secretary Christopher Louie Lu at +639193057176 . Feel free to share.

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