Partial penimeral lunar eclipse to be observed in the PH

Manila - The Philippines will experience a partial eclipse of the peninsula's moon starting Monday afternoon and evening, PAGASA said.

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The eclipse will begin when the moon enters penumbra, the outer partially shaded region of the object's shadow, at 3:32 p.m. and end at 7:53 p.m., PAGASA said. 

"An eclipse can be undetectable if at least half of the moon does not enter the penumbra," he said.


"A decent binocular and a small telescope can better see a faint shadow.

A half-moon eclipse occurs when the moon passes through a dark part of the penumbra, explains PAGASA.

"The surface of the moon is not completely shaded by the Earth's umbra (the dark part of the shadow). Instead, observers can only see the slightest darkening near the lunar limb closest to the tentacle," he says.


Blackouts will also be seen in northwestern Europe, North and South America, Oceania, and much of Asia, he added.

A full lunar eclipse will be observed on May 26, 2021, according to PAG-ASA

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The Heavenly Watchers have something to look forward to from Sunday to Monday morning. There will be a crescent eclipse, but in some parts of the country it may be difficult to see. The eclipse will occur in the late morning hours of November 29th. NASA says that the face of the moon will gradually darken for more than 4 hours.

A lunar eclipse occurs when the Earth's shadow falls on the face of the moon. It only occurs when the Earth and the Moon level off. A foamy eclipse is not as dramatic as a total lunar eclipse. The moon's face does not completely darken during a twilight eclipse.

Rather, the moon will gradually darken until a maximum eclipse occurs and then gradually lighten again. Some people may not notice the difference at all. The eclipse will begin on Sunday at 11:32 PM and peak at 1:42 AM on Monday before ending at 3:53 AM. Cloud coverage will prevent some parts of the country from seeing the eclipse.

Another expectation is a solar eclipse, which always occurs about two weeks before or after the lunar eclipse. The next total solar eclipse will occur on December 14, but will only be visible from Chile and some areas of Argentina. There will be a partial solar eclipse in parts of South America, southwest Africa, and Antarctica.

No part of the United States will be able to see the solar eclipse. It should be noted that people in the Pacific Northwest will not be able to see another solar eclipse until October 14, 2023, and another one will occur on April 8, 2024.


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