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15-hour fast for people in Qatar

15-hour fast for people in Qatar

The astrological calculations conducted by specialists in the Qatar Calendar House (QCH) showed that Ramadan crescent will appear at 1:45am Doha local time on Sunday, May 5, which means that it is impossible to see it in the evening.

First solar eclipse of 2019 this Sunday

First solar eclipse of 2019 this Sunday

The first solar eclipse of this year will be occur Sunday, Qatar Calendar House (QCH) announced in a statement.

Celestial treat for residents Thursday

Celestial treat for residents Thursday

Qatar residents will have a good chance to observe the Quadrantid meteor shower from Thursday evening until Friday dawn, Qatar Calendar House (QCH) announced.

New crescent on Friday

New crescent on Friday

Based on the astronomical calculations, the Qatar Calendar House (QCH) has announced that the new crescent of the Hijric month "Rabia II 1440 H" will be born on Friday

Three planets approaching moon this month

Three planets approaching moon this month

These astronomical phenomena are important because they help guide amateur astronomers and validate astronomical calculations, according to QCH.

Mercury to come closest to Sun on Sunday

Mercury to come closest to Sun on Sunday

Mercury will reach Perihelion, which is the point in its orbit where the planet is closest to the sun, in Qatar Sunday, Qatar Calendar House (QCH) has said.

Perseid meteor shower to lit up Qatar sky Saturday

Perseid meteor shower to lit up Qatar sky Saturday

The Perseid meteor shower will illuminate Qatar sky from Saturday evening until Monday dawn, Qatar Calendar House (QCH) has announced.

Five planets will shine bright in Qatar sky this month

Five planets will shine bright in Qatar sky this month

The five planets are Uranus, Venus, Jupiter, Saturn and Mars.

‘Opposition’ to bring Mars closest to Earth Friday

‘Opposition’ to bring Mars closest to Earth Friday

The red planet, Mars, will reach its nearest point to Earth on Friday, Qatar Calendar House (QCH) has said.

Century’s longest lunar eclipse on Friday

Century’s longest lunar eclipse on Friday

People in Qatar and other Arab countries can view the last lunar eclipse of the year Friday evening, Qatar Calendar House (QCH) has said.

Mercury to be at farthest point from sun on Friday

Mercury to be at farthest point from sun on Friday

Mercury will reach Aphelion point, which is the farthest point in its orbit around the sun, at 1pm in Qatar on Friday.

Mercury at farthest point from earth Saturday

Mercury at farthest point from earth Saturday

Mercury will be at ‘superior conjunction’ with the sun at 3pm Doha time on Saturday, Qatar Calendar House (QCH) has said.