Filipinos to witness ‘longest total lunar eclipse’ on July 28
Super Blue Blood Moon at 8:59 pm, photo by Kuya Daniel Razon as seen from Quezon City, Philippines on January 31, 2018.
QUEZON CITY, Philippines – Filipino skywatchers will have the chance to see a rare and the “longest” total lunar eclipse on July 28 expected to be clearly visible in Philippine skies.
According to PAGASA, the entire event will also be seen In Antarctica, Australasia, Asia, Russia (except North), Africa, Europe and East of South America.
The total lunar eclipse will begin at 1:13 a.m. Philippine Standard Time (PST) and will end at 7:30 a.m. (PST), roughly about six hours. In Metro Manila, the moon will rise at 6:05 p.m. on the 27th of July and will set at 5:44 a.m. on the 28th of July.
Also called the “blood moon,” total lunar eclipse occurs when the Earth comes between the Sun and the Moon, eventually covers the Moon with its shadow.
Lunar eclipses are safe to watch and observers need not use protective eye filters. – Marje Pelayo
Batas na nagtatakda ng Philippine Standard Time, epektibo na
Simula noong Hunyo 01, 2013 ay ipinapatupad na ang Philippine Standard Time (UNTV News)
MANILA, Philippines — Sinimulan nang ipatupad nitong Hunyo 1 ang batas na nagtatakda ng Philippine Standard Time (PST).
Sa ilalim ng Republic Act 10535, inaatasan ang lahat ng mga opisina at ahensya ng pamahalaan na i-synchronize ang kanilang time keeping devices at sundin ang Philippine standard time.
Ang PST ay ibabase sa oras ng Philippine Atmospheric Geophysical and Astronomical Services Administration (PAGASA).
Bukod dito, inaatasan din ang lahat ng media station sa bansa, radyo man o telebisyon, na isabay ang kanilang orasan sa PST na siyang nagiging batayan ng publiko.
Sa ilalim ng batas, pagmumultahin ang istasyon ng nasa P30,000 hanggang P50,000 sa unang paglabag; habang revocation at cancellation naman ng prangkisa sa ikalawang pagsuway. (UNTV News)