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Longest Total Solar Eclipse Report


The July 22, 2009 Total Solar Eclipse was an experience to treasure – yes, even though from where I am it was only partial, about 49.5% here in Megapolitan Manila.

This is technically the first Solar Eclipse I was able to observe, the previous solar eclipses that occured here in the Philippines were, sadly, covered by clouds (and even raining). One of it was the Total Solar Eclipse that was visible in Cebu (Manila got up to 96% at that time if I remember correctly).

Here are my select photos of today’s record-breaking eclipse – longest Total Solar Eclipse at its maximum – 6 minutes and 39 seconds. Oh, you’re in for a treat, 5 video coverage of the Total Solar Eclipse in India, China, and Japan, you’ll even see the firey fires of the sun ;)

Camera: Canon PowerShot A460 (5 Megapixels)
Setting: Manual; ISO400; Custom White Balance (directed at the sky); Vivid; 640×480
Tripod: None
Filter: 4 layers of used X-Ray film

Vantage Point: Makati City, Philippines
Latitude: N 14° 37′ 12.00″
Longitude: E 120° 58′ 12.00″

9:59:00am ACT


10:00:10am ACT


10:00:26am ACT


10:04:08am ACT


10:04:48am ACT


10:06:36am ACT


10:07:12am ACT


10:08:30am ACT


10:09:10am ACT


10:24:36am ACT


10:27:00am ACT


Coverage of my Friends

Video Coverage from India and China







All 11 of my photos above are released under Creative Commons Attribution-Share Alike 3.0 Philippines License (CC-By-SA 3.0-PH).

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