Friday, 26 April 2013

Lunar Eclipse: 04/25/13

I didn't know this early dawn that there was a Lunar eclipse until I saw this morning on TV in a morning show. Yesterday, I was at the whole time browsing the internet and visiting blog sites (that in between office work of course!hehe) but I didn't come across any article related to it. And so right now I'm browsing some sites related to this recent phenomenon.

A partial lunar eclipse will occur on Thursday/Friday, April 25/26, 2013, and will be seen in Africa, Asia, Europe, and Australia.(Source)
Specifically, this partial lunar eclipse will be seen in eastern Europe and Africa, through the Middle East, and in southeast Asia and western Australia.
The maximum portion of the partial lunar eclipse will occur at about 20:07 Greenwich Mean Time (GMT), which correlates to:
      • 10:07 p.m. Thursday, April 25, 2013, in Cairo, Egypt, Africa
      • 4:07 a.m. Friday, April 26, 2013, in Perth, Western Australia, Australia   
      • 5:07 a.m. Friday, April 26, 2013, in Tokyo, Japan, Asia
For more locations, and your specific local location, please check out, or another time conversion websites.
This eclipse is a partial lunar eclipse, meaning that at its maximum only a part of the Moon will be blocked out by the Earth’s umbral shadow.

While on the other hand, as for PAG-ASA forecast:

Filipino sky-watchers may be in for a treat before dawn Friday with a partial lunar eclipse that will last until the early morning.
The PAGASA said the eclipse will be "safe to watch," and observers need not use protective filters.
"A pair of binoculars will help magnify the view and will make the red coloration of the Moon brighter," PAGASA OIC Vicente Malano said.
He said the umbral eclipse magnitude will be 1.47 percent and will also be visible primarily in Australia, most of Asia, Africa, Europe and Antarctica.
In Manila, Malano said the moon will rise at 5:43 p.m. on April 25, and will set at 5:40 a.m. on April 26.
"The eclipse will begin at 2:03 a.m. Philippine Standard Time (PST) and will end at 6:11 a.m. (PST)," he said.
PAGASA said the penumbral eclipse (partial shading of a part of the moon) begins at 2:03 a.m., while the partial eclipse begins at 3:54 a.m.
It added the partial eclipse ends 4:21 a.m. while the penumbral eclipse ends at 6:11 a.m. LBG, GMA News 

That's it! Happy Friday everyone..

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