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Where to Watch Tomorrow's Super Blue Blood Moon, In and Around Metro Manila

We're getting a blue moon, a total lunar eclipse, and a supermoon all at once!


 

January may have been a crazy month, but at least it’s ending with something cool—a super blue blood moon. If this sounds like a mouthful, it’s because it’s a combination of three lunar events happening at once: A supermoon, a blood moon, and a blue moon.

 

A supermoon occurs when the moon is at its perigee, or the point in its orbit that is closest to the Earth. According to Space.com, a super moon can “appear up to 14 percent larger and 30 percent brighter than usual.”

 

When a full moon occurs two times within a month, that’s called a blue moon—hence the common expression “Once in a blue moon.” A blood moon, as its name suggests, happens when the moon takes on a striking orange or red tint during a lunar eclipse. While the moon is completely covered by the Earth’s shadow, light from the Earth’s sunrise and sunset shines on the surface of the moon, giving it its reddish appearance.

 

PAGASA says this rare sight will grace Philippine skies on January 31, from 6:49 p.m. to 12:09 a.m. The Philippine Astronomical Society has compiled a list of observation stations all over the country, which you can see below:

 

MANILA

 

Philippine Astronomical Society, Inc.

Luneta, Rizal Park

Map: https://goo.gl/aSY4uM

Open to all from 6 p.m. to 12 a.m., walk-ins allowed. 

 

Bedan Society of Young Astronomers

San Beda College, Manila

Map: https://goo.gl/roNMm5

Details: https://goo.gl/tFk6XC

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Open to all from 6 p.m. to 10 p.m.

QUEZON CITY

 

Manila Street Astronomers

SM North EDSA

Map: https://goo.gl/15Nk2W

Details: https://goo.gl/t6KVeV

Open to all from 7 p.m. onwards, walk-ins allowed.

 

UP Astronomical Society

PAGASA Astronomical Observatory UP Diliman

Map: https://goo.gl/8NtNyY

Open to all from 6 p.m. to 12:10 a.m., walk-ins allowed.

 

Cutting Edge Trinoma

Trinoma Park

Map: https://goo.gl/8kt7Sf

Details: https://goo.gl/K4jHj3

Open to all from 6:30 p.m. to 9 p.m.

 

SAN JUAN CITY

 

Manila Street Astronomers

Pinaglabanan Shrine, San Juan City

Map: https://goo.gl/s5eSLa

Open to all from 6 p.m. to 12 a.m., walk-ins allowed.

 

PASAY CITY

 

Astronomical League of the Philippines, Inc.

SM by the Bay Central Park, SM Mall of Asia

Map: https://goo.gl/GCDf9Z

Open to all from 6 p.m. to 12 a.m., walk-ins allowed.

 

MUNTINLUPA CITY

Manila Street Astronomers

Alabang Town Center

Map: https://goo.gl/Na9bWa

Open to all from 6 p.m. to 12 a.m., walk-ins allowed.

 

CAVITE

 

Astronomy and Physics Society of St. Edward Integrated School

SunTech iPark Lancaster Sqaure New City, Imus, Cavite

Map: https://goo.gl/m7amTM

Details: https://goo.gl/WQK7Ji

Open to all from 7 p.m. to 10 p.m., walk-ins allowed.

 

LAGUNA

 

Philippine Astronomical Society

Sampaloc Lake Park, Bonifacio Statue, San Pablo City, Laguna

Map: https://goo.gl/dsbrPA

Open to all from 7:30 p.m. to 10 p.m., walk-ins allowed.

 

UPLB Astronomical Society

Carabao Park, UP Los Baños

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Map: https://goo.gl/N3pXHr

Open to all from 7 p.m. to 10 p.m.

 

BATANGAS

 

Kapusod in cooperation with Philippine Astronomical Society

Lakefront, Kapusod, Kinalaglagan, Mataasnakahoy, Batangas

Map: https://goo.gl/Z6qqsz

Note: Public commute at night is not available

Open to all from 7 p.m. to 11 p.m., walk-ins allowed.

 

CEBU

 

IAU Astronomical Society

Indiana Aerospace University Sports Arena

Map: https://goo.gl/TrSX5v

Open to all from 7 p.m. to 12 a.m., walk-ins allowed.

 

DAVAO

 

Davao Stargazers

Abreeza Ayala Mall, Davao City

Map: https://goog.gl/Y1csVb

Open to all from 7 p.m. to 10 p.m., walk-ins allowed.

 

This story originally appeared on Esquiremag.ph. Minor edits have been made by the Spot.ph editors.

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