It was on March 18, 1988 when I first witnessed a Total Solar Eclipse. It happened in my hometown of General Santos City in the Philippines. I was only 12-years-old then and in sixth grade, but I can still remember most of what happened that day and the previous days before it. It was like a festival in our city with stores selling souvenirs and there were many foreigners who traveled to our city just to witness that special event – something that some could only witness once in their lifetime. I felt lucky to have witnessed that amazing event; an amazing part of history.
And I never thought in my wildest dreams that I would be able to witness it again, today, August 21, 2017, after 29 years…here in America. Like what my friend said, I am lucky to witness it again because some people don’t even get to witness it even once. I do feel lucky! As for my husband, it’s been 39 years since he saw a Total Solar Eclipse so this is a special day for the both of us.