Lunar eclipse, meteor shower on Saturday


Posted at Jun 27 2010 01:36 AM | Updated as of Jun 27 2010 09:36 AM

MANILA, Philippines – The moon turned into “pale red” Saturday night as it went on a partial lunar eclipse, according to weather bureau Philippine Atmospheric, Geophysical and Astronomical Services (PAGASA).

PAGASA said the lunar eclipse started at 4:45 p.m. and was expected to end past 10:30 p.m.

The weather bureau said the partial eclipse, which will render a red coloration of the moon, can be viewed with binoculars.

PAGASA also enjoined star gazers to witness the yearly “June Bootid meteor shower,” which starts on Saturday night and will go on until July 2.

The agency said the meteor shower is derived from the debris ejected by Comet “7P/Pons-Winnecke”.