Total lunar eclipse in UAE this Wednesday

It will start at 9.24pm while total eclipse will be visible from 11.22pm until 1.02am the next day

The Arabian Peninsula, East Africa and West Asia will witness total lunar eclipse this Wednesday - June 15.

The lunar eclipse will start in the UAE at 9.24pm while the total eclipse will be visible from 11.22pm until 1.02am the next day, reported 'Khaleej Times'.

The celestial event will end at 3am at dawn of Thursday, June 16. The lunar eclipse shall remain visible for five hours and 36 minutes while the total eclipse shall be seen for almost one hour and 40 minutes, said Ibrahim Al Jarawan, astronomer and supervisor of the Sharjah Planetarium.

Al Jarawan said the lunar eclipse is an astronomical event that occurs when the moon disappears gradually due while entering the earth’s dark shadow.

That great spectacle which happens not more than three times a year, will be visible all across the country, Al Jarawan added.

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