Save The Date: There Will Be A Penumbral Lunar Eclipse On January 11

It will take place during the Wolf Moon, the first full moon of the year.
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Going out on Friday night? You might be able to catch the penumbral lunar eclipse early Saturday morning. In Manila, the eclipse will start on January 11 at 1:07 a.m. and reach its peak at 3:09 a.m.

As the full moon passes through the earth’s shadow, there will be a “slight dimming” that is “best observed through imaging,” according to the Philippine Star.

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The maximum eclipse, where the moon is closest to the center of the shadow, has a 288-degree direction. Click here for a cool simulation of what the eclipse will look like in our side of the world.

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A penumbral lunar eclipse occurs “when the moon moves through the faint, outer part of earth's shadow,” according to Time and Date. This particular one will take place during the Wolf Moon, the first full moon of the year named after howling wolves.

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