Five eclipses to occur in 2018: Qatar Calendar House
January 04 2018 09:06 PM
Eclipse
Solar and lunar eclipses are to occur this year.

Doha

The world will be able to witness two total lunar eclipses and three partial solar eclipses during 2018, Qatar Calendar House (QCH) announced on Thursday.
The first lunar eclipse – a total eclipse - will be on January 31, during full moon of Hijric month "Jumada I".
This lunar eclipse will be visible throughout Asia, Southeast Europe, Southeast Africa and South America.
“From Qatar a partial lunar eclipse phase can be seen after sunset on this day,” astronomer expert at QCH Dr Beshir Marzouk said.
The second lunar eclipse – again a total eclipse - will be on July 27, during full moon of Hijric month "Dhul- Qa'da".
Almost all of Asia, nearly all of Europe, Africa and eastern side of South America, Qatar and the rest of the Arab region will have chance to see all phases of this lunar eclipse. 
The first solar eclipse of the year will be on February 15. The partial solar eclipse will be occurring in conjunction with the new crescent of Hijric month "Jumada II".
The moon will cover 60% of solar disk at peak of the solar eclipse, which will not be seen in Qatar and the other Arab regions, Dr Marzouk explained. 
The second solar eclipse will be on July 13. Again a partial eclipse, it will be occurring in conjunction with the new crescent of Hijric month "Dhul- Qa'da".
The moon will cover 34% of solar disk at peak of the solar eclipse, which will not be seen in Qatar and the other Arab regions.
The final solar eclipse of the year will be on August 11. The partial eclipse will be occurring in conjunction with the new crescent of Hijric month "Dhul- Hijja".
The moon will be cover 74% of solar disk at peak of this partial solar eclipse, which again will not be seen in Qatar and the other Arab regions.



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