I went home yesterday from my blogging job through the internet cafe in Maasin City at around 9:00PM. While riding my Yamaha Cripton Z motorcycle (for an hour), I was observing the moon behind me because according to the report there would be a total lunar eclipse on that night. But I found nothing.
Today, the Yahoo! News (AP) reported that the total lunar eclipse happened at 5:44 PM EST. I don’t know what’s the equivalent time of it here in the Philippines. I am not yet knowledgeable on world’s time zone. But one thing that I know, I was observing the moon at 9:00 PM to 10:00 PM Philippine time.
What’s Lunar Eclipse?
According to the news article, Lunar Eclipse happens when Earth passes between the Moon and the Sun.
Lunar eclipses occur when Earth passes between the sun and the moon, an uncommon event because the moon spends most of its time either above or below the plane of Earth’s orbit.
Sunlight still reaches the moon during total eclipses, but it is refracted through Earth’s atmosphere, bathing the moon in an eerie crimson light.
In other words, it’s the event when the earth can’t received the light reflected from the Moon, because the light of the Sun has been blocked by the Earth.