By Marisol Bo-oc | 11:36 AM November 08, 2022

A total lunar eclipse– sometimes called a BloodMoon – will be visible in the Philippines tonight, Nov. 8, state meteorologists said.

According to the Philippine Atmospheric, Geophysical and Astronomical Services Administration (Pagasa), the astronomical phenomenon is forecast to start (moonrise) at 5:19 p.m. and end at 9:58 p.m. on Tuesday.

“On 08 November in Manila, the eclipse will begin at 05:19 PM (moonrise), with the totality of the eclipse beginning at 06:16 PM. Greatest eclipse (maximum) or the peak stage of the eclipse at 06:59 PM. The Moon will remain in totality until 07:42 PM. It will then go into a partial eclipse until 08:49 PM and comes to an end at 09:58 PM,” the state weather bureau said.

Total lunar eclipses occur when the moon traverses Earth’s shadow and the entire moon is covered. Partial lunar eclipses occur when the moon does not pass completely into Earth’s shadow.

Aside from the Philippines, the total lunar eclipse will also be visible in other countries in Asia, Australia, North America, parts of Northern and Eastern Europe, and most of South America, Pagasa noted.

The next total lunar eclipse won’t happen until September 8, 2025.

By Bohol Island News

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