Solar Eclipse To Take Place The Day After Christmas

A Solar Eclipse Will Take Place On December 26

The sun and moon will align at noontime.
PHOTO: Pixabay/A Owen

Like a post-Christmas gift from the heavens, a solar eclipse will be visible on December 26.

A solar eclipse happens when the sun and moon align. According to the Philippine Atmospheric, Geophysical and Astronomical Service Administration (PAGASA), it's called an "annular solar eclipse," wherein the moon is farther from Earth and would only partially cover the sun.

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The partial solar eclipse will be visible between 12:36 p.m. and 3:47 p.m. The maximum eclipse will happen at around 2:19 p.m. It will be best viewed in the Philippines from Sarangani Island and Davao Occidental, said PAGASA.

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