SAVE THE DATE: Partial lunar eclipse to be visible in PH

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The event - which won't be full, but rather a partial lunar eclipse -will occur on Monday evening in the aforementioned territories as well as Antarctica. "The partial lunar eclipse will be visible with the naked eye".

Lunar eclipses also have the advantage of being visible from the entire hemisphere of the Earth where the Moon is above the horizon, rather than being most impressive along a narrow track.

It said in Manila, the moon will rise at 6:03 p.m. on August 7 and will set at 5 a.m. on August 8.

The August 7 lunar eclipse is associated with the upcoming major August 21 solar eclipse.

MET officials say that the eclipse, which will be visible across the country, is scheduled to start at 8:50pm August 7 (Monday) and end at 1.51am August 8 (Tuesday). A lunar eclipse occurs when the Moon passes through the umbral region of the Earth's shadow and becomes imperceptible.

The space circuit in India is buzzing with excitement and anticipation ever since word about the lunar eclipse spread. In contrast, our planet's umbra completely engulfs the moon during a total lunar eclipse, which causes the moon to appear in a dark red or brownish hue in the night sky.

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