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Solar eclipse on Sunday to start at 8.14am

7 Jun 2020

Oman will witness an annular solar eclipse on Sunday, starting from 8.14am and ending at 11.20am. 

In a statement, the Ministry of Health (MoH) sais, ‘We would like to draw your attention that on Sunday, June 21, 2020, the sultanate will witness an annular solar eclipse, which starts at 8.14 am and reaches a peak of 98 per cent at 9.38 am and ends at 11.20 am.’ 

Meanwhile, the Department of Astronomical Affairs at the Ministiry of Awqaf and Religious Affairs issued an advisory on precautions to be taken while watching the eclipse, saying not to view the sun directly without the use of safe eye wear. 

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