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Lunar Eclipse and Meteor Showers Manila in June 26



According to PAGASA, a partial lunar eclipse will be out for display in certain parts of the country.

PAGASA administrator Prisco Nilo said the partial eclipse will occur on June 26, on a 54.2 percent eclipse magnitude.  Nilo added that as the moon enters the penumbra, the eclipse begins at 4:55 p.m. and ends at 10:21 p.m.

However in Manila, Nilo said the moon will rise at 6:28 p.m. on June 26 and will set at 5:04 a.m. the following day.

Across the globe in some parts of America, Pacific Ocean, Antarctica, eastern Asia, and Australasia, the eclipse will also be visible.

“A pair of binoculars will help magnify the view and will make the red coloration of the moon brighter,” said Nilo.


 PAGASA, on the other hand, said the annual June Bootid meteor shower will also be visible this month.

However if you plan to look for the June Bootids on the night of June 26-27, keep in mind that the constellation of Bootes will be excellently positioned as darkness falls.  

It will appear nearly overhead and high up in the northern sky and will remain in view through the night as it descends toward the northwest.