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By the time I set up a refractor telescope, tripod and digital camera, it is 4:16 a.m. Saturday. No problem, I think, the partial eclipse is supposed to begin seconds before 4:17, according to a NASA web site. But the top of the moon looks darker. My first image, taken at 4:16, shows the moon's north polar region is already several minutes into the shadow of our planet.


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There was a partial lunar eclipse on Saturday evening. Lasting some three hours, over half the moon was covered by the Earth's shadow.
This is the only lunar eclipse visible in the eastern hemisphere this year and its maximum coverage happened at about 7.30pm.
Over 3,000 people gathered at the Singapore Science Centre's Observatory to catch the natural spectacle.

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According to PAGASA, a partial lunar eclipse will be out for display in certain parts of the country.
PAGASA administrator Prisco Nilo said the partial eclipse will occur on June 26, on a 54.2 percent eclipse magnitude.  Nilo added that as the moon enters the penumbra, the eclipse begins at 4:55 p.m. and ends at 10:21 p.m.
However in Manila, Nilo said the moon will rise at 6:28 p.m. on June 26 and will set at 5:04 a.m. the following day.

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A partial lunar eclipse taking place on 26 June will appear magnified in the US by an effect known as the "moon illusion".
The eclipse will begin 10:17 GMT when the Moon enters the shadow of Earth.
Because of the timing, it will not be visible from the UK or Europe.

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If you want to see as much of the eclipse as possible from Tucson, make yourself comfortable in a lawn chair around 1:30 a.m. and face toward the south, following the moon as it progresses through the partial eclipse until it sets in the southwest.
The eclipse should start to get really noticeable around 2 a.m., with the deepest portion at about 4:38 a.m. Observers throughout the Pacific region and in Australia and New Zealand will be able to see the entire eclipse.

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