Was the longest total solar eclipse of the 21st century, lasting as much as 6 minutes and 39 seconds in some places. Actually, when I took a peek at our window at 8:30 am, it was on going already. I was on and off looking until 8:45 am. It was still partially covered.
-photo source-I had to blog this rare event because it was my first time to witness a Solar Eclipse. Not totally, but I'm all good. The last Total Solar Eclipse happened in 1991, I was in gradeschool then. It was only seen across the Pacific. This time, I had to experience it. I waited and observed early this morning, around 8:30am. Just right after dropping off my son from school. I hurried home and made an improvised eye protector. Protect kung protect.
The first phase of the partial solar eclipse is seen at an observatory in suburban Quezon City, north of Manila, Philippines on Wednesday July 22, 2009. The longest solar eclipse of the 21st century pitched a swatch of Asia from India to china into near darkness as millions gathered to watch the phenomenon.
(AP Photo/Aaron Favila)
With the partial eclipse, it turned a bit cloudy and cooler. The wind started to blow a bit too. Saw gray clouds surrounding the partially covered sun.
The next event from this series will be on August 2, 2027.