After Christmas, witness a “ring of fire” up in the sky tomorrow, December 26, 2019, as a rare annular solar eclipse will occur and will be visible in Cagayan de Oro, Philippines starting at 12:41pm and ends towards late afternoon. During the period, expect a drop in temperature and low light in the surrounding.

An annular solar eclipse occurs when a new moon is furthest from the Earth on its elliptical orbit and passes between Earth and the Sun, thereby totally or partly obscuring the Sun for a viewer on Earth.

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In the Philippines, the start of the solar eclipse varies per location. From https://www.timeanddate.com, Cagayan de Oro will see the start of the partial eclipse at 12:41pm with the maximum eclipse seen at 2:29pm. The eclipse will end at 3:56pm. The whole duration will last 3 hours and 15 minutes.

This image below is a screenshot of an animation of the maximum eclipse that will be observed in Cagayan de Oro (www.timeanddate.com).

The maximum eclipse as seen in the Philippines will be best viewed in Saranggani and Davao Occidental. Just a precaution, use eye protection in watching the eclipse. Read our post below.

Watch this press conference by PAG-ASA below.

The 12:30pm start as indicated in GMA News below is the start of the eclipse as seen in Manila.

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