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‘Ring of fire’ solar eclipse on June 21

26 May 2020 By MOHAMMED TAHA

Oman will witness a rare astronomical phenomenon – an annular solar eclipse – on June 21.   

An official of Oman Astronomical Society said, “On Sunday (June 21), the sultanate’s sky will witness the very rare astronomical phenomenon, known as an annular solar eclipse, which will take place again only after 83 years.  

The sultanate’s location makes it one of the best places in the Arab world to witness one of the rarest natural phenomena worth observing and photographing.  

The annular solar eclipse, also termed ‘ring of fire’, will be visible across many main cities in the Governerates of Muscat, Dakhiliyah, North Sharqiyah and Dhahirah. Observers can also follow a partial eclipse from other locations in the rest of the country. 

“The eclipse will last for about three hours and six minutes, while the annular position will last for an approximate duration of 50 seconds in the areas located along the path of the annular eclipse. The association will monitor the eclipse and convey it online via social media for people to see it,” he added.

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