March 23, 2016 ALP Penumbra
Lunar Eclipse Observation Report
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.