Public Observation of the May 21, 2012 Partial Solar Eclipse Philippines

The partial solar eclipse will be visible Monday morning around 5:30am to 7:06am according to Astronomical League of the Philippines (ALP). To give you an idea what to see on that day, here’s an eclipse simulation of the event in Southeast Asia:

Below are details on when and where you can observe the partial solar eclipse in the Philippines with fellow amateur astronomers. Everyone is invited to join them and it’s for free! Check this post again for updates.

Philippine Astronomical Society (PAS)

Update (as of May 20, 2012, 10:48am) from Leogiver Manosca of PAS:

MAY 21 – Viewing of PARTIAL SOLAR ECLIPSE at Manila Observatory Roofdeck, Ateneo de Manila University. Meet at Manila Observatory reception area at 8PM MAY 20 for overnight stargazing. Watch the solar eclipse the next morning starting at 5:30 AM-7AM.
Four solar scopes and four telescopes with solar filters will be set up at M.O. for the observation.
Hope to see you all and to have breakfast together after. Note that for this activity, we will meet at 8 PM Sunday and stay overnight at MO. Thanks.
This event is open to the public.

Astronomical League of the Philippines (ALP)

Announcement from Dr. Armando Lee of ALP:

Monday Partial Solar Eclipse observation and public viewing will be in Rizal Park. We will be setting up with Manila Planetarium staff at the walkway of the lawn East side of the Rizal Monument.

The event is two days before my birthday and I’m pretty excited to watch it even via live webcast. ūüôā

Clear skies and happy observing! ūüôā


~ by Stella's Gaze on May 17, 2012.

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