A partial solar eclipse to be seen in the UAE, here’s where and how to observe it

UAE residents will get to observe the partial solar eclipse on October 25. The solar eclipse is a partial solar eclipse that will be visible from Europe, the Urals and Western Siberia, Central Asia, Western Asia, South Asia and from the northeast of Africa. The maximal phase of the partial eclipse will be recorded on the West Siberian Plain in Russia near Nizhnevartovsk.

Partial solar eclipse visible in UAE will be approximately 39.09% coverage of the Sun.

Solar eclipses occur when the moon slips between Earth and the sun casting a shadow on the planet and fully or partially blocking sunlight. This partial eclipse is the second partial eclipse of 2022. Neither partial solar eclipses nor total solar eclipses are ever visible from all parts of the Earth. This is because the moon is much smaller than Earth and its shadow is just a few hundred miles wide, meaning it can only fall on part of the planet’s surface at any one time.

Timings of Solar Eclipse in Dubai:

Duration: 2 hours, 13 minutes, 40 seconds

Partial begins:                   2:41:12 pm

Maximum:                          3:51:29 pm

Partial ends:                      4:54:52 pm

How to observe the Solar Eclipse: Talking to TheBrew, Dubai Astronomy Group CEO Hasan Al Hariri said that observing the solar eclipse with the naked eye is dangerous to human eyes. The intensity of solar flares at the time of the eclipse will be intense and dangerous for the eyes. It may not show any harmful impact instantly on the eyes, but in long run, it will affect them.

The safest way to observe the Solar eclipse is to use eclipse glasses, which are completely safe. Eclipse glasses are available on Amazon and Al Thuraya Astronomy centre.

Where to observe: If you have Solar Eclipse Glasses if it is safe to observe the eclipse from any place in the UAE. Dubai Astronomy Group is organizing an event at Al Thuraya Astronomy Center, where the enthusiast can buy a ticket and observe the eclipse in a safe manner with an explainer and lectures. 

Source: Space.com

Shaneer N. Siddiqui

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