Where to observe the Dec. 10, 2011 Total Lunar Eclipse in the Philippines?

The total lunar eclipse on Dec. 10, 2011 is visible throughout the Philippines. The only thing that can stop us from seeing it is the weather. According to this weather forecast, the country will experience above-average rainfall from Dec. 6- Dec. 13, 2011.

I encourage everyone to try to observe this astronomical event despite the threat of heavy rains.  It’s not often we can get to see all the eclipse phases (see details below) of a total lunar eclipse!

Details of the total lunar eclipse prepared by Astronomical League of the Philippines (ALP) http://www.astroleaguephils.org/index.html

You can watch the total lunar eclipse at observatories or attend public observations arranged by various astronomical groups/organizations. You may observe alone, with your family, or join other astronomy enthusiasts and amateur astronomers in witnessing this astronomical event.

I have provided below a list of sites that you can possibly visit to observe the total lunar eclipse (Kindly visit this blog for updates):

PAGASA Observatory

No announcement yet if PAGASA Observatory will be open for observation on Dec. 10. Usually, anyone can visit the observatory to watch astronomical events. 🙂

Map to the PAGASA Observatory

Satellite Image map to PAGASA Observatory

Manila Observatory

Address:  Manila Observatory, Ateneo de Manila University, Loyola Heights, Quezon City

National Museum of the Philippines (Manila Planetarium)

Announcement from Philippine Astronomical Society (PAS):

3rd PAS Continuing Program Education Program, Lunar Eclipse Observation, Christmas Party, and Geminid Meteor Shower Observation


WHERE  – National Museum Planetarium

WHEN   –  December 10, 2011

TIME     –  3:00 PM onward


2:30 – 3:00 pm  – Registration

3:00 – 3:05       –  Prayer by Ms. Arianne Santiago

3:05 – 3:`0        – National Anthem

3:10 – 3:55       –  Our Solar System: From Supernova to Planetary Formation by Engr. Camilo Dacanay

3:55 – 4:40       – Celestial Navigation by Leo Manosca

4:40 – 5:30       – Planetarium Show by Bel Pabunan

5:30 – 6:00       – Open Forum

6:00 – onward  – Total Lunar Eclipse Observation, Christmas Party (POTLUCK!!!), Geminids Observation (if possible though not peak yet)

All are invited!!  Please come!!

Address: Manila Planetarium, P.Burgos St., Manila

Astrocamp Observatory

Announcement from Astronomical League of the Philippines:

Members of the Astronomical League of the Philippines will  tentatively be observing and documenting this event at AstroCamp Observatory . For more inquiries on the eclipse as well as our setup times , kindly  contact ALP President James Kevin Ty at 09178559863 or ALP PRO Armando Lee at 09177922053.

Address: Astrocamp Observatory, SMBY Park SM Mall of Asia, Pasay City

Seven Suites Hotel Observatory

There will be an observation this coming Saturday. Everyone is invited!  This hotel owns the 4th largest telescope (12 inch Dobsonian) in the Philippines.

Address: Seven Suites Hotel Observatory, Hollywood Hills Subdivision,  Sumulong Highway, Antipolo City

As of now, I am still undecided where to observe.  I just hope the weather will cooperate this coming Saturday.

Clear Skies!


~ by Stella's Gaze on December 4, 2011.

One Response to “Where to observe the Dec. 10, 2011 Total Lunar Eclipse in the Philippines?”

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