Total lunar eclipse expected on July 28: PAGASA


Posted at Jul 04 2018 04:40 PM

The super blue blood moon is seen at full lunar eclipse from Quezon City on January 31, 2018. The rare event was seen in different parts of the world. Fernando G. Sepe Jr., ABS-CBN News/FILE PHOTO

MANILA - A total lunar eclipse will occur on July 28 and will be visible in the Philippines, state weather bureau PAGASA said.

Aside from the Philippines, the eclipse will also be seen in Antartica, Australasia, Asia, Russia (except northern Russia), Africa, Europe and east of South America.

The eclipse will begin at around 1:13 a.m. (Philippine time) and will end at 7:30 a.m.

The moon will rise at 6:05 p.m. on July 27 and will set at 5:44 a.m. on July 28.

PAGASA said lunar eclipses are safe to watch and observers do not need to use any kind of protective filters for the eyes.

A lunar eclipse occurs when the moon passes directly behind the earth. 

During such event, the earth completely blocks direct sunlight from reaching the moon.