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This morning a solar eclipse has seen across the United States of America.

It’s a huge event where people across the country come together to see the shadow of the moon fall on the land. Filipinos living in the U.S., even in Hawaii and in the Westernmost parts of Europe and Africa; got a great chance to experience this rare occurrence.

WATCH: The Solar Eclipse Highlights From Its Path Across the United States

A solar eclipse is when the moon passes between the Earth and the sun. When that happens, the moon blocks the light of the sun, and the moon casts a large shadow on the area below it. The last time this spectacular sight was seen in the Philippines was on March 9, 2016. 80% of people living in Mindanao (and 40% in Visayas and Luzon) had a good view of when the moon partially eclipsed the sun that day.

In two years from now, something similar will happen again. An annular solar eclipse – an eclipse where the sun’s ring of fire can be seen - will be visible to everyone in the Philippines on the afternoon of December 26, 2019. That means that in two years from now if weather permits, us here in Cebu will get to see something like this.

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What do you think? Have you ever seen a real solar eclipse before? Where and when did you see it? Tell us in the comments below!

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