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Thursday, January 14, 2010

Annular Solar Eclipse Today (01/15/10)

It's Annular Solar Eclipse later today!

I have things to do outside later (e.g. pay PLDT installment and asthma test) and my best friend Czarina is going with me. I'm gonna bring my shades so that we can watch the solar eclipse later. The last time this annular eclipse happened was back in 1992 according to Philippine Atmospheric Geophysical and Astronomical Services Administration (PAGASA). I have memories of that day. I was in grade school and most of us students enjoyed the view of the eclipse with the blue films that we brought to protect our eyes.

Here are the times and places that the solar eclipse will be seen according to PAGASA:
  • Metro Manila, 3:49 to 5:51 p.m., maximum eclipse 4:53 p.m.
  • Calayan Island, 3:45 to 5:58 p.m., maximum 4:56 p.m.
  • Laoag, 3:45 to 5:57 p.m., maximum 5:55 p.m.
  • Tuguegarao, 3:47 to 5:55 p.m., maximum 4:55 p.m.
  • Baguio, 3:46 to 5:54 p.m., maximum 4:54 p.m.
  • San Fernando, Pampanga, 3:47 to 5:52 p.m., maximum 4:54 p.m.
  • Puerto Princesa, Palawan, 3:49 to 5:43 p.m., maximum 4:49 p.m.
  • Lucena City, Quezon, 3:50 to 5:49 p.m., maximum 4:53 p.m.
  • Legazpi City, Albay, 3:55 to 5:46 p.m., maximum 4:54 p.m.
  • Iloilo, 3:56 to 5:42 p.m., maximum 4:52 p.m.
  • Cebu, 3:59 to 5:39 p.m., maximum 4:52 p.m.
  • Zamboanga, 4:01 to 5:32 p.m., maximum 4:49 p.m.
  • Jolo, Sulu, 4 to 5:30 p.m., maximum 4:47 p.m.
  • Davao, 4:09 to 5:28 p.m., maximum 4:50 p.m.
  • General Santos City, 4:11 to 5:25 p.m., maximum 4:49 p.m.
Reports say that we're not supposed to stare at the solar eclipse because we might get blind. So better put shades on to protect your eyes or to get a better view, use the telescope.


joy said...

i'm so sad, i missed it!

ally said...


It's ok joy, you're not alone. I wasn't able to get a view too....