Event to observe partial lunar eclipse at KOM

8/7/2017 7:53:26 AM


Astronomy Pioneer Projects, a company which is incubated at the National Business Centre (NBC), will organise tomorrow (Monday) an event in the Knowledge Oasis Muscat (KOM) to observe the partial lunar eclipse that will be witnessed by the Sultanate in addition to other countries. The event, which will be held at the Knowledge Oasis Muscat, will be participated by Petroleum Development Oman (PDO) Planetarium and Astronomical Solutions Company.

Issam Al Salhi, Executive Director of Astronomy Pioneer Projects, stated that the sub-shadow eclipse will commence at 7:50 pm when the moon’s light will dim slightly but will be difficult to observe with the naked eye until the moon enters the Earth’s shadow at 9:22 pm. The moon will stay in this area until 11:18 pm. The end of the eclipse will be at 12:50 am midnight time.

Al Salhi added that the night will also witness the observation of Jupiter and Saturn planets. The public will be able to benefit and enjoy the beauty of the planets using the astronomical telescopes which will be available at the event. He also pointed out that lunar eclipse happens when the moon passes directly behind the Earth into its shadow, and this phenomenon can occur when the sun, Earth, and moon are aligned.

It should be noted that the observation event will be held on KOM 4’s parking area at the Knowledge Oasis Muscat.


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