'Ring of Fire' solar eclipse visible from Davao Occidental on December 26

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Residents of southern Davao Occidental will have the best view of the solar eclipse while other parts of the country will only see it as a partial eclipse. (FILE PHOTO)

Metro Manila (CNN Philippines, December 4) — The country may feast on a sight of a solar eclipse a day after Christmas, weather officials said.

The Philippine Atmospheric, Geophysical and Astronomical Services Administration (PAGASA) said an Annular Solar Eclipse will be visible for some parts of the country as well as for some parts of Saudi Arabia, Qatar, United Arab Emirates, Oman, India, Sri Lanka, Malaysia, Indonesia, Singapore, Northern Mariana Islands, Guam on December 26.

The best place to watch the entirety of the eclipse would be in Balut and Batulaju, Sarangani Island, Davao Occidental, PAGASA advised.

Meanwhile, other parts of the country, such as Manila and Quezon City in the capital region; Aparri, Cagayan; Laoag, Ilocos Norte; Legazpi City, Albay; Puerto Princesa, Palawan; Mactan, Cebu and General Santos City would only see it as a partial solar eclipse.

The Annular Solar Eclipse occurs when the moon is farthest from the Earth. Due to its distance, the moon will not be able to block the entire view of the sun, thus, creating a "ring of fire" effect, PAGASA described.