Solar Eclipse on January 26

The first eclipse of 2009 is an annular eclipse of the Sun, which will take place on January 26. The track of the Moon’s antumbral shadow begins at 2:02 PM, Philippine Standard Time (PST) in the South Atlantic and ends in the Celebes Sea at 5:54 PM (PST).

In Manila, Philippines, it will be observed as a partial eclipse and will start at 4:55 PM (PST), maximum eclipse at 5:51 PM (PST).

Source: PAGASA

Note: Never look directly at the sun without protecting your eyes. Here’s a good guide on the proper viewing of the sun.

Visit these links for more information:

Philippine Inquirer Article about the Partial Solar Eclipse

Jan 26, 2009 Partial Solar Eclipse by James Kevin Ty (ALP President)

Annular Solar Eclipse Animated Jan 26, 2009

NASA: Eclipses During 2009

Happy Observing!! Clear skies!!

~ by Stella's Gaze on January 25, 2009.

One Response to “Solar Eclipse on January 26”

  1. Hello Erika, how was the eclipse? I couldn’t see it from Dumaguete because of the clouds and the rain. I was worried that i might not see it since i might still be in class, but we were dismissed early only to find out that the sun was covered by thick clouds…ūüė¶

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