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Partial solar eclipse in UAE

posted on 02/08/2008: 1754 views



The United Arab Emirates and other countries of the region, including Oman, Qatar, Bahrain, Kuwait, Iraq, Syria, Lebanon, eastern parts of Saudi Arabia and northern parts of Palestine and Jordan, witnessed a partial solar eclipse yesterday.

Emirates Astronomy Society deployed an observatory in the breakwaters area to monitor the different stages of eclipse. The eclipse lasted for about 95 minutes, reaching its peak at 3:29 p.m. Mohammad Shawkat, Head of the Society said the eclipse occurred when the new moon moved directly between the sun and the earth. – Emirates News Agency, WAM

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