Tuesday, February 10, 2009
Penumbral Lunar Eclipse Feb 9, 2009
“A penumbral eclipse of the Moon will occur on Feb. 9 and it will be visible in the Philippines,” Pagasa said in its monthly astronomical diary.
This is the second of the six eclipse events this year.
Pagasa said the eclipse begins when the Moon enters penumbra at 8:36 p.m. and ends the following morning at 12:39 a.m.
The astronomical event will also be observed in Alaska, Australia, eastern Asia, Hawaii, New Zealand and the western parts of Canada and the United States.
A penumbra refers to a partially shaded outer region of a shadow that an object casts. A penumbral eclipse occurs when the Moon passes through the faint penumbral portion of the Earth’s shadow, Pagasa said. - philstar.com
i eagerly waited for this phenomenon last night, along with my hubby and sister, but to our dismay, it was such a cloudy night! and around 8:40pm when the penumbral lunar eclipse was scheduled to start, the moon was totally covered by thick clouds! argh!
i was able to take this pic though around 8:35pm. the moon peaked a bit, and the nearby clouds are starting to reflect a yellowish color from the moon...