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Posted On: 3 June 2020 09:46 am
Updated On: 9 June 2020 11:11 am

Skies of Qatar to witnesses solar, lunar eclipse in June

Khadiza Begum
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Qatar Centre for Space Sciences and Astronomy announced that the sky of Qatar will witness two astronomical phenomena, the solar eclipse and lunar eclipse, in June.

In a statement, President of Qatar Centre for Space Sciences and Astronomy Sheikh Salman bin Jabor Al-Thani said that the first phenomenon will be a semi-shadow eclipse of the moon, and this falls on Friday, June 5, as the moon begins entering the ends of the earth's shadow in the sky at 8:45 pm and reaches its peak at 10.24 pm with the shadow of the moon diminishes significantly and ends at 12:04 after midnight.

President of Qatar Centre for Space Sciences and Astronomy added that the eclipse phenomenon will be followed by a partial eclipse of the sun on Sunday, June 21, as the moon blocks nearly 70 percent of the suns disk, making it one of the observed phenomena everywhere in the State of Qatar, indicating that the eclipse will start at 7:12 am and reaches its peak at 8:30 am and ends at 10:02 am.

He stressed that these two astronomical phenomena are natural phenomena from which there is no harm to the globe. He called for not paying attention to those who promote disasters and epidemics rumors, affirming that these phenomena are not a beginning or end mark for any epidemic or disaster.

(Source: Qatar News Agency)