GEN. Santos City — The horizon here turned unusually gloomy while the typically warm morning winds eased for over an hour yesterday morning as the city saw the partial solar eclipse like no other place in the country. People here had the best view of the celestial show.
Renato de Leon, a specialist of the Philippine Atmospheric Geophysical and Astronomical Services Administration’s astronomy division, said the partial solar eclipse started at around 7:51 am and was mainly seen in this city.
He said there were no other area in the country that had the best view as the moon passed between the sun and earth.
De Leon said the partial eclipse was seen at about 60 percent at around 8:30 am, peaked at 79.85 percent at around 8:55 am, and ended at past 10 am.