Several parts of PH to witness annular solar eclipse on Dec. 26
Aileen Cerrudo • December 12, 2019 • 855
Several parts of the Philippines will be able to witness the annular solar eclipse on December 26, according to PAGASA.
“An annular eclipse happens when the moon is farthest from Earth. Because the moon is farther away from Earth, it seems smaller and does not block the entire view of the sun thus creating a ‘ring of fire’ effect,” according to PAGASA.
The annular eclipse will be observed in the southernmost part of Davao Occidental.
According to PAGASA, the best site of observation is in Balut and Batulaki, Sarangani Island, Davao Occidental while other parts of the country will observe it as partial solar eclipse.
The earliest start of the eclipse will begin at 12:32 p.m. in Manila while it will begin at 12:43 p.m. in Balut Island. —AAC
MANILA, Philippines – State weather bureau PAGASA on Wednesday (March 4) has spotted a low pressure area (LPA) at 745 kilometers east southeast of Hinatuan, Surigao del Sur.
According to PAGASA, the weather system is less likely to develop into a tropical cyclone but will make landfall in any part of the country.
However, the LPA will bring scattered rain showers over Eastern Visayas and the Caraga region.
The state weather agency also noted that the effects of the LPA in Mindanao is expected to extend until Saturday (March 7).
Meanwhile, the northeast monsoon is currently affecting areas in extreme Northern Luzon.
Thus, light rains will be experienced in Batanes and Babuyan group of islands.
Meanwhile, isolated light rains will prevail over Metro Manila and the rest of Luzon due to Easterlies while localized thunderstorms are expected over the rest of Mindanao. MNP (with reports from Rey Pelayo)
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