Lunar Eclipse (Philippines, June 15 to June 16, 2011)

Thursday, June 16, 2011 Stef dela Cruz 11 Comments

The June 15 lunar eclipse will be visible in the Philippines on Thursday, June 16, 2011. The eclipse will start at 1:24 a.m. and end at 7 a.m. But if you don’t have a telescope and you want to really see it, look at the moon at around 2:45 to 3 a.m. And by 4:12 a.m., the lunar eclipse would be total.


Here’s a more detailed summary of the different phases of the lunar eclipse on June 16, 2011 (Philippines):


  • Penumbral eclipse: starts at 1:24 AM
  • Partial eclipse: starts at 2:22 AM
  • Greatest eclipse: 4:12 AM
  • Partial eclipse: ends at 6:02 AM
  • Penumbral eclipse: ends at 7:00 AM


I’m actually quite excited to see the moon change color. During a lunar eclipse, the moon won’t reflect light from the sun but the sunlight can still reach the moon indirectly, causing it to change color. It actually turns pink to a really dark red because our planet’s atmosphere will filter out the blue to violet parts of the light spectrum! In the meantime, some other dust particles will make the moon look dark red. How cool is that?

Let’s see the moon and get howling! Winking smile Share your pictures of the June 16 lunar eclipse by posting the links in the comment section. I’ll be posting pictures of the June 16, 2011 lunar eclipse soon.

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  1. here's my lunar eclipse picture:

  2. I can't view the picture, maybe it's because of your security settings. :(

  3. Thanks for the info.

    Waiting for the eclipse.

  4. WAtching the lunar eclipse with my daughters. One commented it is like the moon in Twilight Eclipse

  5. to the person who first posted a comment: guess we have to be in your friends list so we could view your lunar eclipse photo... upload it instead to multiply, flicker, or better yet to and give us another link so we could see it =)

  6. yeah i cannot view those photos talaga.. i haven't seen it last night :'(

  7. This is a time-lapse video from last night's eclipse:

  8. The red moon was wonderful, wasn't it? I was mentally punching myself when I realized the camera I wanted to use was with my mom! Argh. But it was a pretty sight. Fascinating, haunting, makes you wonder how many other pretty things we still haven't seen of the universe.

  9. Yannick, thanks for the link. Beautiful. Is it your video? When I watched the eclipse though, the partial eclipse didn't exactly showed a totally blacked out portion of the moon - parts of the moon were just darkened but still visible.

  10. Thank you for the information. I stayed up all night and got some photos of the lunar eclipse.
    I don't have a telescope, but I do have a digital camera with 18 optical zoom.
    Photos and time-lapse animated image are on my blog post here:

  11. Good for you if you took pictures. Mine didn't capture the beauty of the eclipse. :(