UAE to observe partial Solar Eclipse on 25 October

A partial Solar Eclipse will be observable in UAE and all across the world on 25 October.

A partial Solar Eclipse will be observable in UAE and all across the world on 25 October.

On 25 October, the Moon will be covering its maximum at 3.52 pm, when the Moon will cover 35.4 per cent of the Sun’s surface.


Solar eclipses are celestial events that occur when the Sun, Moon and Earth are wholly or partially aligned.

In a statement, the European Space Agency said that the Moon would be blocking light from the Sun during the partial Solar Eclipse and casting a shadow on Earth, with the eclipse visible to anyone within this shadow.

The European Space Agency also guided that one should wear protective eyewear while watching the partial Solar Eclipse as the bright rays can cause retinal damage. Usually, used Sunglasses will not provide such protection.

This year, the event will be visible from most of Europe, northern Africa, the Middle East and western parts of Asia.

The European Space Agency said, “A solar eclipse can be either total or partial.”

The Agency added, “During the total solar eclipse, the Sun, Moon and Earth are flawlessly aligned, and the Moon covers the whole disc of the Sun.


“During a partisan solar eclipse, the three are not completely aligned, so only part of the Sun is covered by the Moon. It looks as though the Moon brings a bite from the Sun,” said The European Space Agency.

A few days before the event, the Orionids meteor shower will also be visible in the UAE.

Around 10 to 20 meteors per hour will shoot across the skies on October 21 and 22.

The meteors, debris from the 1P/Halley’s Comet, travel at speeds of up to 66 kilometres a second.

Tariq Saeed

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