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EHC to monitor partial solar eclipse Tuesday

posted on 03/01/2011: 1924 views



The Emirates Heritage Club's Amateur Astronomy Association will monitor a partial solar eclipse on Tuesday. Saeed Al Manaie, acting manager of marine activities and races, said the Association is observing and monitoring most solar and lunar phenomena to educate members of the public about them.

A partial eclipse occurs when the Sun and Moon are not exactly in line and the Moon only partially obscures the Sun. This phenomenon can usually be seen from a large part of the Earth outside of the track of an annular or total eclipse. However, some eclipses can only be seen as a partial eclipse, because the umbra passes above the Earth's polar regions and never intersects the Earth's surface. Given the Sun's excessive bright disk, he urged gazers to use goggles for their own safety. - Emirates News Agency, WAM



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