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Taiwan to see partial solar eclipse right after Christmas day

Taiwan will see a partial solar eclipse on Dec. 26, but the significance and duration of the episode will depend on the location of the island, according to the Taipei Astronomical Museum.

The celestial event will occur between 12:44 p.m. and 3:32 p.m., during which time as many as 33 percent of the sun will be obscured by the moon as seen from earth.

In ancient Chinese astronomical phenomenon, it is described as "sky dog swallowing the sun," will bring a dark breach of the sun and be visible to the naked eye.

A solar eclipse occurs when the Moon passes between Earth and the Sun, thereby totally or partly obscuring the Sun for a viewer on Earth. (Photo NASA)


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