Keep your eyes on Qatar Skies tomorrow!

Keep your eyes on Qatar Skies tomorrow! 

The people in Qatar will witness the last lunar eclipse occurs with the time of full moon phase of Hijric month Dhul-Qa’dah 1440 H”.

This eclipse will continue from Tuesday evening, 16 July to the early hours of Wednesday, 17 July 2019, Qatar Calendar House (QCH) announced.

The last lunar eclipses of this year will be a kind of partial eclipse of the moon, as the shadow of the earth will obscure 65.3% of the entire moon disc when the partial eclipse of the moon reaches its peak.

This is because the center of the moon, the earth and the sun will be on one straight line so the earth will be in the middle between the sun and the moon, blocking part of the sun falling on the moon, QCH astronomy expert Dr Beshir Marzouk said.

Eclipse will be visible throughout almost of Asia, Europe, Africa, South America and North America. Qatar residents will have chance to see all phases of this lunar eclipse.

All stages of this eclipse will take five hours and thirty-four minutes from the beginning of the eclipse to the end.

The Moon will begin to cross from the semi-shadow region (non visible to the naked eye) at 9:44 p.m.

The partial phase of the eclipse begins at 11: 02 p.m. The eclipse will reach its peak after Wednesday midnight in 31 minutes and will end at 2 a.m. The last phase of the eclipse will end at 3:18 a.m. local time, Marzouk added.


source: QNA

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