A Solar Eclipse Is Happening Right on Father's Day

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(SPOT.ph) The skies have one heck of a gift for dads this Father's Day: a solar eclipse. An annular solar eclipse will occur on Sunday, June 21, according to the monthly astronomical diary of the Philippine Atmospheric, Geophysical and Astronomical Services Administration. The eclipse will be seen in full—a.k.a. the "ring of fire"—from most of Africa, southeast Europe, Asia and Micronesia. Metro Manila folks will be able to view it as a partial solar eclipse

This graphic shows what the eclipse on June 21 will look like from Metro Manila, according to PAGASA. PAGASA

The eclipse's maximum point will happen at around 4:20 p.m., said the PAGASA astronomical diary. The administration also reminded folks to "never look at the sun directly during any type of solar eclipse" as it can damage your eyes." You will need a special pair of solar filters to view it.

If you would like a glimpse of the total solar eclipse and see the rare "ring of fire," which is what happens when the moon completely covers the sun, you can watch the livestream of TimeandDate on YouTube. Happy viewing, guys!

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Main image from 272447 / Pixabay; for illustrative purposes only.

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