Qatar Centre for Space Sciences and Astronomy has announced that the Qatar will witness two astronomical phenomena, solar eclipse and lunar eclipse, in June.
In a statement, the 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 8:45pm, reaches its peak at 10.24pm, with the shadow of the moon diminishing significantly, and ends at 12:04 after midnight.
The 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% of the sun’s disk, making it one of the observed phenomena everywhere in Qatar, adding that the eclipse will start at 7:12am, reach its peak at 8:30am and end at 10:02am.
He stressed that these two astronomical phenomena are natural phenomena and cause no harm to the globe.
He called for not paying attention to those who promote rumors about disasters and epidemics, affirming that these phenomena are not a beginning or end of any epidemic or disaster. - QNA
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