03 Mar Mindanao Falls Under The Moon’s “Penumbra”, To See Partial Solar Eclipse on Wednesday Next Week
Largest portion of the Southeast Asia will get the chance to see a visible solar eclipse that’ll fall on March 9, 2016. Unfortunately, the Philippines don’t get to enjoy the full event BUT skywatchers in Mindanao will be able to see a partial eclipse.
The said partial solar eclipse will be visible in Mindanao starting from 7:51 AM to 10:14 AM, with its peak at 8:58 AM. This will make the sky to darken slightly due to moon blocking the portion of the sun. But first, it is advised to use safe viewing tools and not to look directly at the sun.
Those places that fall under the “umbra” can get to enjoy the full solar eclipse which includes Sumatra, Southern Borneo and Sulawesi in Indonesia. While those that fall under the moon’s “penumbra” can only see a partial solar eclipse suh as in Mindanao and the rest of Indonesia.
The next solar eclipse will be on August 21 in 2017 where the United States of America can get to see a visible total solar eclipse tagging the event as “The Great American Eclipse”.