Lunar Eclipse (Philippines)

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Watch out for the second Lunar Eclipse.

Damn it! It's so cloudy today!

Cloudy skies may block RP view of lunar eclipse on Tuesday

By TJ Burgonio
Last updated 09:00pm (Mla time) 08/27/2007

MANILA, Philippines -- Watch for the "Red Moon rising" on Tuesday night but brace for a
cloudy weather, too.

A total lunar eclipse will occur Tuesday, and -- weather permitting -- will be visible in the Philippines, the United States, the Pacific, eastern Asia and Australasia, according to the weather bureau.

The eclipse starts as the moon enters the earth’s penumbra (outer shadow) at 3:52 p.m. An hour later, the moon will enter the earth’s umbra (inner shadow), culminating in a total eclipse at 5:52 p.m.

During a total lunar eclipse, the Moon’s disk can take on various colors ranging from bright orange and blood red to dark brown and very dark gray, astronomers said.

Sounds spectacular -- if the band of clouds hovering the Philippines does not spoil one’s view.

Read more in Inquirer

UPDATE: Just came in from the TV Patrol news.