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    PAGASA: Partial Solar Eclipse on January 15, 2010

    For explorers and sun-worshippers, there will be another partial solar eclipse visible in the Philippines on January 15, 2010.

    For Metro Manila, any place with a good view of the sun is the best vantage point to witness the solar event. According to Philippine Atmospheric, Geophysical and Astronomical Services Administration (PAGASA), Metro Manila people will witness about 39.1 percent of the sun’s diameter blacked out by the moon. The partial solar eclipse will start at 3:49 pm with the maximum eclipse at 4:53 pm and ending at 5:51 pm.

    The best vantage poitn/viewing area for the annular solar eclipse (no total eclipse this time) would be in the middle of the Indian Ocean but also visible across central Africa, and eastern Asia.

    Hope this phenomenon will be more visible, unlike the partial solar eclipse last year obscured by clouds of the rainy season.

    Tutubi expects to also gain another power, similar to Hiro Nakamura, to be the master of space and time, for him to explore places and to actually watch past events for an accurate report of historical past.

    Lastly, do not look directly at the sun during the eclipse to avoid eye damage. Use a suitable filter or better look at it's reflection on surface of water.

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