Gulf residents can see lunar eclipse Aug 16

August 13th, 2008 - 3:13 pm ICT by IANS  

Abu Dhabi, Aug 13 (IANS) People in the Gulf will be able to witness a partial lunar eclipse Saturday evening. The partial lunar eclipse occurs when a portion of moon passes through the earth’s shadow.

Eighty-one percent of the moon’s surface will be occulted in Saturday’s eclipse, the state-run Emirates News Agency (WAM) quoted Mohammed Shaukat Audeh of the Islamic Crescents’ Observation Project as saying.

People in the United Arab Emirates (UAE) will be able to see the partial eclipse from 6:23 p.m. GMT (10:23 p.m. local time) Aug 16 till it ends six hours later Aug 17.

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