Philippines to witness lunar eclipse on Black Saturday

A Total Lunar Eclipse will take place on Saturday, April 4, however, in the Philippines it will only be visible as Partial Lunar Eclipse, as stated by Philippine Atmospheric Geophysical and Astronomical Services Administration. Places like the western half of North America, Oceania, Australasia and eastern Asia will witness the entire event.

The eclipse will start at 4:51p.m and will end at 11:00p.m Philippine Standard Time.

A lunar eclipse occurs when the sun, Earth and moon aligns in space, with the Earth in the middle and the Moon passes directly behind the Earth’s shadow during a night of full moon.

Pagasa reminded the sky watchers that “lunar eclipses are safe to watch and observers need not use any kind of protective filters for the eyes. A pair of binocular will help magnify the view and will make the red coloration of the Moon brighter.”