Qatar: be ready for Feb.15, 2018!
The Qatar Calendar House (QCH) has announced that the first solar eclipse of this year will occur on Thursday (February 15), wherein its greatest time will occur with the time of conjunction of the new crescent of Hijric month “Jumada II 1439H.”
Dr. Beshir Marzouk, astronomer expert at QCH stated that the solar eclipse will be appearing as a partial solar eclipse, wherein the Moon will hide part of solar disk, hiding approximately 60 percent of the full solar disk at the greatest point of this partial solar eclipse.
As a matter of fact, the solar eclipses occur when the moon passes between the Sun and the Earth so that the Sun is fully or partially covered.
According to Dr Marzouk added, the partial solar eclipse will be seen from southern part of South America, South Pole, parts of Pacific and the Atlantic Ocean.
While partial solar eclipse will not be seen from Qatar, countries of Gulf Cooperation Council and all countries of Arabic area.
As such, the first Partial solar eclipse of this year will start at 9:55 Pm Doha local time, while the greatest point of the partial solar eclipse will occur at 11:51 Pm Doha local time. The process will end at 1:47 Am on Friday, February 16.
It is interesting to note that this partial solar eclipse is one of three partial solar eclipses that will occur this year, with the next partial eclipse occurring on July 13, while the last partial eclipse this year occurring on August 11, 2018. Q