Rare 100-minute lunar eclipse on June 16; meteor shower on June 22

(SPOT.ph) The Earth’s shadow will block the full moon for 100 minutes in the morning of June 16, reports Manila Bulletin. The eclipse is one of the two longest lunar eclipses in the century, second only to the anticipated 103-minute event on July 27, 2018.

The total lunar eclipse, which will be visible in the Philippines so long as the sky is clear, will begin at 1:23 a.m. until 7:02 a.m., said Philippine Atmospheric, Geophysical and Astronomica Services Administration (PAGASA) ActingAadministrator Dr. Nathaniel Servando in the report. Servando said the peak of the eclipse will be at 4:12 a.m., and added that the event is safe to watch so long as observers use protective filters for their eyes.

In a GMA News report, Servando also announced that the annual June Bootid meteor shower will occur from June 22 to July 2, and will peak on June 28. According to the report, the shower is from the debris ejected by Comet 7P/Pons-Winnecke.

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