Solar Eclipse July 22, 2009

22 July 2009

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.
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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)

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.

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.


Chris said...

i was waiting for it.. but didnt witness it at all :( it was so cloudy here at sta rosa :(

fedhz said...

waah! 9 na ko nagising. huhuhu.. kainis. aga ko nga natulog eh. tapos di rin ako nagising. kainis. hehehe.

Momma Bams said...

buti kapa huhuh... i feel so bad kasi di ko na-witness.. umuulan kasi dito. Pero ang ganda, its all over the news kasi... after 26 yrs na naman daw dito sa Japan.

darly said...

i feel sad kasi di ko din nakita (kahit na glimpse lang) it was 4AM here in UAE so impossible talaga. Its gonna be super cool sana if i did. So pictures ko na lang na-witness.

Meron daw uli sa january 2010, hopefully by then i'll be able to see it.

P.S. I added you in my blogroll po. God bless

shydub said...

Ang aga naman ng eclipse ano, buti gising na kayo sa oras na yan mommy enchie. Nabasa ko nga rin sa post ni mommy seiko about the eclipse. Ang ganda ng picture its amazing thing to see.

Clarissa said...

Just like Bambie said,after 26 years naman dito sa Japan makaka-witness ng solar eclipse.Sa TV ko lang napanood,maulan kasi ngayon dito sa amin eh.

Jes said...

galing ng improvised eye protection mo ah ahahha =) buti nakita mo p ang solar eclipse at nde mga pictures ehhehe =) nweis na post ko n award mo sakin i have one for you naman -

pehpot said...

so talagang naghanda ka pala haha.. was suppose to look for it too kaso may mga ibang bagay akong napag kaabalahan hehe

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nurseabie said...

Hay naku nakakainis kasi di ko nakita yan. Tulog pa ako sa pansitan.hehe

Jacris said...

one of a kind experience lalo na sa mga kids ko habang pinapanood namin sa TV and na witness nila na biglang nag dilim kahit mejo cloudy d2 grabe na amaze sila.

Beth said...

you were too young pa nung nag-solar eclipse! ako nsa college na ko nun! :)

oo nga, di masyadong visible! really looked forward to it kaso partial lang pala. I even instructed my son to go out of his classroom at exactly 8:30am pero cloudy kasi e. kaya di din nakita.

natuwa ako sa improvised eye gadget mo! galing! :)