Eclipse photo featured at Iowa State Daily

Partial Eclipse Anthony Urbano Iowa State Daily
May 2012 eclipse photo featured at Iowa State Daily. For other featured photos, click here.

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Lunar Eclipse visible in the Philippines

A lunar eclipse occurs when the moon passes through the Earth’s shadow, during instances when the Sun, the Earth, and the moon are in alignment. One such event will occur on October 8, 2014, visible from anywhere in the Philippines, from 6 to 8 pm (Philippine Time).

How to Observe and What to Expect

In the Philippines, a total lunar eclipse will be observed–the moon darkens and turns deep red-orange as it passes completely through the Earth’s shadow. Observing the eclipse requires no special equipment. The event may be observed from anywhere in the country provided that there is a clear view of the eastern horizon, and no clouds block the view of the moon. On October 8, 2014, simply face east from 6 to 8 pm and look for the rising moon. The best time to observe will be at around 6:55 pm, at eclipse maximum .

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View of the eastern horizon at eclipse maximum (6:55 pm Philippine Time or 10:55 Universal Time) on October 8, 2014. Simulated image generated using Stellarium. (Click to enlarge.)

The eclipse will also be visible in most parts of Asia, and North and South America.

Related links:
Lunar Eclipse Observation featured on TV 5 (October 8, 2014)
Solar Eclipse Photo featured on PTV 4 (January 24, 2013)
Lunar Eclipse Photo featured on PTV 4 (January 23, 2013)
Solar Eclipse Observation featured on GMA 7 (May 21, 2012)
Lunar Eclipse Observation featured on ABS-CBN (June 16, 2011)

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© Anthony Urbano (Manila, Philippines)

Science Camp at Mines Elementary School

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Stargazing with students, teachers,and parents at Mines Elementary School, Quezon City, as part of their Science Camp which aims to develop students’ awareness and appreciation of the beauty of heavenly bodies. Saturn, currently in opposition, presented the best possible view of its rings through a telescope, while the moon was also observed to have dimmed considerably as it enters Earth’s penumbral shadow during the partial lunar eclipse which also occurred during the stargazing activity (April 25-26, 2013). For previous observations, click here.

Astronomical observations are geared towards sharing astronomy with the general public.  It is freeand is open to everyone! Take a look at our previous observations. You may join scheduled observations, or you may even request one for your school! Send me a note at eteny@nightskyinfocus.com.

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© Anthony Urbano (Manila, Philippines)

Partial Lunar Eclipse (June 4, 2012)

Sky-Watcher 4 in f/9 refractor, Kenko NES mount, Canon 450D DSLR, 1/125 sec exposure at ISO 400. CS Amphitheater, UP Diliman, Quezon City, Philippines, June 4, 2012, 7:15 pm local time. Photo Credit: Anthony Urbano

Related links:
Lunar Eclipse Observation featured on TV 5 (October 8, 2014)
Solar Eclipse Photo featured on PTV 4 (January 24, 2013)
Lunar Eclipse Photo featured on PTV 4 (January 23, 2013)
Solar Eclipse Observation featured on GMA 7 (May 21, 2012)
Lunar Eclipse Observation featured on ABS-CBN (June 16, 2011)

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© Anthony Urbano (Manila, Philippines)

Partial Eclipse of the Moon Tonight (June 4, 2012)

Partial eclipse of the moon tonight, June 4, 2012, 6 pm to 8 pm (eclipse maximum at 7 pm). Still hoping for clear skies… Visible anywhere in the Philippines, just wait for the already-eclipsed moon rising in the east :)
Related links:
Lunar Eclipse Observation featured on TV 5 (October 8, 2014)
Solar Eclipse Photo featured on PTV 4 (January 24, 2013)
Lunar Eclipse Photo featured on PTV 4 (January 23, 2013)
Solar Eclipse Observation featured on GMA 7 (May 21, 2012)
Lunar Eclipse Observation featured on ABS-CBN (June 16, 2011)

Solar Eclipse Interview with GMA 7

This interview with GMA 7 regarding the May 21, 2012 Partial Solar Eclipse was aired on May 21, 2012 on national television.

Related links:
Lunar Eclipse Observation featured on TV 5 (October 8, 2014)
Solar Eclipse Photo featured on PTV 4 (January 24, 2013)
Lunar Eclipse Photo featured on PTV 4 (January 23, 2013)
Solar Eclipse Observation featured on GMA 7 (May 21, 2012)
Lunar Eclipse Observation featured on ABS-CBN (June 16, 2011)

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© Anthony Urbano (Manila, Philippines)

Partial Eclipse (May 21, 2012)

Partial Eclipse at sunrise (5:52 am local time) taken from Quezon City, Philippines. Sky-Watcher 4-in f/9 refractor, Baader 5.0 ND solar filter, Kenko NES mount, Canon 450D DSLR, 6/10 sec exp, IS0 1600. Photo Credit: Anthony Urbano. For more images of the May 21, 2012 solar eclipse, click here.

Related links:
Lunar Eclipse Observation featured on TV 5 (October 8, 2014)
Solar Eclipse Photo featured on PTV 4 (January 24, 2013)
Lunar Eclipse Photo featured on PTV 4 (January 23, 2013)
Solar Eclipse Observation featured on GMA 7 (May 21, 2012)
Lunar Eclipse Observation featured on ABS-CBN (June 16, 2011)

Solar Observation (May 13, 2012)

Earlier today joined a solar observation with the University of the Philippines Astronomical Society (May 13, 2012) in preparation for the upcoming May 21, 2012 annular solar eclipse and the most awaited June 6, 2102 Venus transit.

Solar observation with the UP Astronomical Society on May 13, 2012.

Astronomical observations are geared towards sharing astronomy with the general public. It is free and is open to everyone! Take a look at our previous observations. You may join scheduled observations, or you may even request one for your school! Send me a note at eteny@nightskyinfocus.com.

To keep you posted on upcoming events, click here .

Related links:
Lunar Eclipse Observation featured on TV 5 (October 8, 2014)
Solar Eclipse Photo featured on PTV 4 (January 24, 2013)
Lunar Eclipse Photo featured on PTV 4 (January 23, 2013)
Solar Eclipse Observation featured on GMA 7 (May 21, 2012)
Lunar Eclipse Observation featured on ABS-CBN (June 16, 2011)

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© Anthony Urbano (Manila, Philippines)

Total Lunar Eclipse (December 10, 2011)

The image shows a fully-eclipsed moon during totality. Note that only during a total lunar eclipse that the very faint stars surrounding the full moon become visible. Image taken from the Seven Suites Hotel Observatory, Philippines, using a 4-inch refracting telescope and a DSLR at ISO 1600, 2-second exposure. This photo got featured in Amateur Astronomy Picture of the Day (AAPOD).

Total Lunar Eclipse December 10, 2011. © Anthony Urbano

My observation setup is consisted of a Sky-Watcher 100 mm f/9 ED mounted on a Kenko NES mount, prime focus at 900 mm with a Canon 450 DSLR. The image below is a close-up high resolution image of the moon.

Hi-resolution image of the moon © Anthony Urbano

Also on a piggy-back setup is a Canon S3 IS for wide-field shots of the eclipse. The image below shows the sky condition in Antipolo during eclipse maximum. Pleiades and Taurus are clearly visible in this photo. ISO 800, 15-sec exposure

Eclipsed moon in the constellation Taurus
The observation party at the Seven Suites Hotel Observatory in Antipolo with the hotel’s 12-inch telescope, currently the 4th largest in the country

For previous observations, click here.

Related links:
Lunar Eclipse Observation featured on TV 5 (October 8, 2014)
Solar Eclipse Photo featured on PTV 4 (January 24, 2013)
Lunar Eclipse Photo featured on PTV 4 (January 23, 2013)
Solar Eclipse Observation featured on GMA 7 (May 21, 2012)
Lunar Eclipse Observation featured on ABS-CBN (June 16, 2011)

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© Anthony Urbano (Manila, Philippines)

Eclipse Observation featured on ABS-CBN

Total Lunar Eclipse observation setup featured at TV Patrol, aired June 16, 2011
Total Lunar Eclipse observation setup featured at TV Patrol, aired June 16, 2011

Related links:
Lunar Eclipse Observation featured on TV 5 (October 8, 2014)
Solar Eclipse Photo featured on PTV 4 (January 24, 2013)
Lunar Eclipse Photo featured on PTV 4 (January 23, 2013)
Solar Eclipse Observation featured on GMA 7 (May 21, 2012)
Lunar Eclipse Observation featured on ABS-CBN (June 16, 2011)

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© Anthony Urbano (Manila, Philippines)