June 4, 2012 ALP Partial Lunar Eclipse Report
by James Kevin Ty
Images by James Kevin Ty and Armando Lee

Last June 4, members of the Astronomical League of the Philippines made separate personal observations of the June 4, 2012 Partial Lunar Eclipse.  The eclipse started early late in the afternoon with penumbral starting at around 4:47pm while  umbra started  at 5:59pm.  Unfortunately, it was not visible till moonrise at around 6:17pm.  All times are in Philippine Standard Time (PST) which is +8 hours from Universal Time.

Unfortunately, due to thick clouds and haze, majority of our members were  only able to see the eclipse past moonrise time with earliest recorded view of the eclipse through clouds by ALP PRO Armando Lee at around 6:42pm near C5 road.  Next earliest eclipse observation  was made  by ALP President James Kevin Ty from Binondo, Manila through thick haze and clouds at around 7:02pm which is almost near greatest eclipse of 38%.  Afterwards, clouds  started to thinned out little by little till it got clear for all to see the eclipse at its best :0

Umbra then ended more or less around 8:07pm while penumbra completely exits at 9:20pm.  Most of ALPers in Luzon had a more favorable view of this eclipse compared to our members in Visayas and Mindanao which reported got clouded out or rained :(

Composite Image of the June 4, 2012 Partial Lunar Eclipse by James Kevin Ty


To view the complete eclipse images taken by ALP members, click here.



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