If you were amazed by the super blue blood moon on January 31, get excited: this month holds another treat for astronomy geeks! A "blood moon" will be visible from the Philippines in the early morning hours of July 28. According to NASA, a blood moon, also known as a total lunar eclipse, happens when the Earth comes between the sun and the full moon. The Earth shields sunlight from the moon, giving it a reddish appearance. The upcoming eclipse is expected to last for one hour and 43 minutes in its full eclipse state (that is, the state where the moon is fully eclipsed by the Earth), which makes it the longest lunar eclipse of this century.

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The blood moon will only be visible to certain countries in Europe, Asia, Australia, Africa, South America and the Middle East. It is expected to last for four hours, and will be visible in the Philippines from 1:13 a.m. to 5:13 a.m.

So, mark your calendars and whip out your binoculars! Or why not make a date of it, and check out this list of observatories in the Metro where you can make the most of this "once-in-a-blue-moon" experience?

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