Partial solar eclipse awes skywatchers in the Philippines

ABS-CBN News

Posted at Jun 21 2020 06:28 PM

A timelapse video of the partial solar eclipse as seen in Naga City at around 4 p.m. ABS-CBN News

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MANILA - A partial solar eclipse was seen in different parts of the Philippines Sunday afternoon.

Several members of the Philippine Astronomical Society gathered in Pasig City to see this year's solar eclipse.

Using telescopes and viewing apparatuses, the skywatchers looked at the sky to see the partial eclipse. The event was seen in different parts of the world, including in Africa and Asia.

In other countries, the moon almost completely covers the sun, resulting in a "ring of fire" or annular solar eclipse. 

In the Philippines, a partial solar eclipse was seen. The eclipse was first seen at around 3:01 p.m. At around 4:22 p.m., 70 percent of the sun was covered.

In Batanes and Taiwan, around 90 percent of the sun was covered.

The partial solar eclipse as seen in Itbayat, Batanes. Photo courtesy of Hallvard Villa Cano

The annular solar eclipse coincided with this year's summer solstice.

- with a report from Jeffrey Hernaez, Rizza Mostar and Harris Julio, ABS-CBN News