(SPOT.ph) In case you missed it, the "blood moon" will be visible from the Philippines in the early morning hours of Saturday, July 28. Also known as a total lunar eclipse, the astronomic phenomenon is what occurs when the Earth comes between the Sun and a full moon, which gives the moon a reddish tinge. The total lunar eclipse will be seen from 1:13 a.m. to 5:13 a.m., for a total of four hours—making this the longest lunar eclipse of the 21st century.
You'll probably see photos of the eclipse in your social media feeds, but why not take advantage of the moment and take in this rare sight in all its glory with your own eyes? Thankfully, the Philippine Astronomical Society has compiled a list of observatories and venues in and around the Metro. You might want to check them out!
PAGASA Astronomical Observatory, UP Diliman
Megatent Parking Lot, Libis
The Nest Food and Lifestyle Park
Backfield of St. Edward Integrated School—Imus Campus
IAU Arena, IAU Town Center, Kagudoy Rd., Basak, Lapu Lapu City
Hosted by: IAU Astronomical Society
Free of charge, open to all, walk-ins allowed.
Plaza Burgos, Vigan City, Ilocos Sur
Hosted by: Paul Go
Free of charge, open to all.
For more information, log on to the Philippine Astronomical Society's Philippine Astronomical Society's Facebook page.