March 23, 2016 ALP Penumbra Lunar Eclipse Observation  Report
by James Kevin Ty

Last March 23rd, there was a penumbral lunar eclipse that was visible in the Philippines as well as most of Asia.
The Moon entered the Earth's penumbral shadow starting 5:39pm (9:39am GMT) while was still below the horizon. Moonrise in Manila was around 6:01pm (10:01pm GMT).  ALPers James Kevin Ty and Alberto Lao set up at Alberto's condominium's roof deck to observe the event.  They was some thick haze on the eastern horizon that prevented the Moon to be observed during Moonrise. It was about 6:20pm already before the Moon started to peek out a bit from the thick haze which was present till about 6:45pm thus making the Moon a bit yellowish in color. Maximum 77.5% penumbral phase was observed at around 7:47pm (11:47 UT) which showed a slight 30% mild shading in the southern area of the Moon. Penumbral shadow then started to fade out as it slowly creep out of the Earth's light shadow till about 9:54pm (13:54 UT). A composite shot of the penumbral phase was made by ALP President James Kevin Ty which can be seen below:

Below are penumbral lunar eclipse images taken by other members of the Astronomical League of the Philippines. Please note that all images are copyrighted to the imagers mentioned as well as Astronomical League of the Philippines.  Please inform us in case you need to use any images. Thanks.


Main Image Imager / Other Images Notes
James Kevin Ty

Image 1

Images taken using Canon EOS 500D DSLR with Canon EF100-400mm f/4.5-5.6 IS L lens set at 400mm f/8 . 1/250sec-1/2000sec exposure at ISO 200.
Alberto Lao

Images 1 , 2 , 3 , 4

Images taken using Sony a6000 with LA-EA4 adapter mount on Celestron C90 (1250mm F13.8).
Christopher Louie Lu

Image 1

Images taken using Canon EOS 450D DSLR with Canon EF100-400mm f/4.5-5.6 IS L lens set at 400mm f/5.6 .
Joaquin Fajardo Image taken using Canon EOS1100D with Tamron 120-400mm with Tamron 2x converter set at 800mm .
Val Villanueva Image taken using Nikon Coolpix P900 set at 800mm.
Vincent Gella

Image 1

Image taken using Celestron 70mm refractor with Canon Powershot A2300 camera afocal with Celestron 20mm Eyepiece.
Mark Ian Singson

Image 1

Images taken using Canon EOS 60D DSLR with Sigma 75-300mm f/4.5-5.6 IS L lens set at 300mm f/9 . 1/2000 sec exposure at ISO 250.
Fung Yu Image taken at 8:11pm (12:11 UT) using Canon 70D DSLR with Canon 300mm lens set at f/6.3. 1/1000 sec exposure at ISO400.
Arnel Campos Image taken using Canon EOS 550D DSLR with Sigma 75-300mm lens set at 300mm f/5.6 .






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