The 1st lunar eclipse of 2014 is happening right now – April 15, 2014 at around 2:30am in USA. Unfortunately, the lunar eclipse is not viewable here in the Philippines, but the expected view is at the start of the moon rise at 6:12pm, we can see only the final lunar partial eclipse. At around 3:40pm Manila time, its a 13 hour difference from the USA, they are now having a great view of the lunar eclipse and right at this moment the moon is now in BLOOD RED color. The lunar eclipse can be viewed in full in North and South America and also in Australia.
Thanks to my sister Joisu for taking this photo, she used a Canon Powershot SX230HS in taking this photo.
The lunar eclipse occurs when the Sun, Moon and Earth are aligned together in a straight line, while the moon is covered by the Earth’s shadow. Also happening today is that Earth becomes a bit closer to planet Mars.
At around 6:00pm, I will attempt to cover the final phase of the lunar eclipse, which will be seen later in our Manila horizon.
FINAL PHASE at 2:45am
photos taken by Joisu