Partial Lunar Eclipse on August 16-17 2008 (Updated)
In the Philippines, we will see it on moonset before sunrise of August 17, 2008. Maximun partial eclipse will occur around 5:10 am with 81% of the Moon’s surface being eclipsed. Look low on the western horizon.
|STAGE OF THE ECLIPSE||TIME (PST)|
|Penumbral Eclipse starts||2:23:07 AM|
|Moon enters Umbra||3:35:45 AM|
|Maximum Partial Eclipse (81%)||5:10:08 AM|
Definitions from Visual Astronomy blog:
Penumbral – the lighter section of the Earth’s shadow.
Umbra – the darker section of the Earth’s shadow
Maximum – the darkest the moon will become during this eclipse
Always remember that a lunar eclipse happens only during a full moon :D. The moon’s orbit is inclined so it’s not often that we see an eclipse every full moon .
Currently feeling: excited