June 26, 2010 Partial Lunar Eclipse

This is the last eclipse in the Philippines for this year.

Despite a week of clouds, rainshower and thunderstorms, I was able to witness this partial lunar eclipse at the Manila Observatory. I failed to see the maximum eclipse due to rain and cloud cover but I still saw the moon in umbra  from 8:20 pm to 9:00pm.

I observed with my boyfriend and officemates. We patiently waited for the eclipse despite the heavy rain and thick clouds which started at 6:30pm. We also failed to see the maximum eclipse at 7:38pm. Despite this, we never lost hope. In the end,  everyone jumped with joy when finally the clouds slightly opened offering us a glimpse of the partially eclipsed moon.

Below is my photo of the partial lunar eclipse. It is now included in Spaceweather.com’s Lunar Eclipse Gallery. 🙂

Here’s a time-lapse photography I made showing the sky during the lunar eclipse:

More photos from friends and fellow Filipino amateur astronomers:

Lunar Eclipse at 8pm Image by Carina Samaniego

Photo by Noreen Daypuyat

To the stars!


~ by Stella's Gaze on June 27, 2010.

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