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Catch Total lunar eclipse tonight


According to PAGASA, Philippine Atmospheric, Geophysical and Astronomical Services Administration, a total lunar eclipse can be witnessed  tonight in the Philippines.

The state weather bureau said, it would start at 4:14 p.m. (Philippine Standard Time) and end at 9:35 p.m.

The eclipse kicks off  with the penumbral phase. The partial eclipse, when the moon comes in Earth’s dark shadow, will begin at 5:14 p.m.

At 6:25 p.m., the total eclipse will start when the moon is fully covered in the Earth’s shadow and turns a shade of orange red, followed by the greatest eclipse at 6:54 p.m.

The total eclipse will end at 7:24 p.m. and the partial eclipse at 8:34 p.m.

Meanwhile, in Manila, the moon will rise at 5:34 p.m. today and will set at 6:16 a.m. tomorrow.

PAGASA said the eclipse can be seen from Asia, the Americas and Australasia.

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