MANILA – Coincides with the longest daytime of the year and Father’s Day celebration, the annual solar eclipse will be visible at 3 in the afternoon today, Sunday.
According to Philippine Atmospheric Geophysical and Astronomical Services Administration (PAGASA), the moon is at its farthest distance from the earth today, leaving a thin solar disc while blocking the sun. Such phenomenon is called “ring of fire.”
A partial solar eclipse is expected in the Philippines. Meanwhile, the North Luzon, particularly the province of Batanes, and Cagayan will have the best view of the said phenomenon. Metro Manila will start to experience at around 3 pm today until 5:31 pm. (By STANLEY BUENAFE GEJETE)