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Browsing Archive: July, 2009

Next Total Solar Eclipse - Another 123 Years?

Posted by Jhun Nonato on Monday, July 27, 2009,

Two days ago, I read an article in Yahoo Buzz that the solar eclipse which occurred last July 22 was an annular one, meaning that the sun was not totally covered by the moon, thereby leaving a ring of light, called "annulus" along the sun's perimeter.

But according to the National Aeronautics and Space Administration (NASA) website, it was a total solar eclipse, meaning the sun was fully covered at the time of greatest eclipse.The total eclipse was visible in Nepal, Bangladesh, Bhutan, Myanmar...
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Short History of Cavite Naval Base

Posted by Jhun Nonato on Sunday, July 19, 2009,

I write this post to clarify what seems to be a confusion relative to the identity of the Cavite Naval Base vis-à-vis that of Sangley Naval Station. I had come across a lot of websites and blogs often interchanging the two.

After  the American Expeditionary Force under Commodore George Dewey defeated the Spanish fleet in the Battle of Manila Bay, they took over the facilities at Sangley Point, most recently referred to as US Naval Station Sangley, prior to its turnover to the Philippine gover...
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