Friday, May 27, 2011

Total Lunar Eclipse of 2011

On June 16, 2011 there will be a total lunar eclipse visible to the Philippines. This is one of the two total lunar eclipses that will be visible in the Philippines, the other being on the 10th of Dec. The moon will pass almost exactly in front of the Earth's shadow and thus a totality of 1 hour and 40 mins. However, the moon will set before the moon exits the umbra.

Below is the time line of the eclipse phases predicted by Fred Espenak as provided by the Astronomical League of the Philippines

Moon Enters Penumbra 01:24:27am 45 deg 212 deg S 
Moon Enters Umbra 02:22:57am 37 deg 225 deg S
Moon Enters Totality 03:22:29am 26 deg 234 deg SW
Maximum Totality 04:13:44am 16 deg 240 deg SW
Moon Exits Totality 05:02:42am 06 deg 244 deg SW
Moonset 05:30:00am 00 deg 246 deg SW
Moon Exits Umbra (not visible) 06:02:14am ---------- -----------
Moon Exits Penumbra (not visible) 07:00:41am ---------- -----------

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