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30 November 2023

Wednesday's eclipse won’t be visible in Gulf

By Staff
A partial solar eclipse that is expected to occur on Wednesday will not be seen in the Gulf and other parts of the Arab region but regional countries will be able to view a full lunar eclipse two weeks later, according to Saudi astronauts.
The solar eclipse, the second this year, will be seen in some parts of Asian, north Canada, Greenland and Alaska and it will occur around 22:25 Saudi time (23:25 UAE time), the Jeddah Astronomy Association said in a statement.
The eclipse is expected to be at its peak around 00:16 am in Saudi Arabia (01:16 UAE time) and ends about two hours later, it said.
“The solar eclipse will not be seen in Saudi Arabia or other parts of the Gulf and the Arab region,” said the statement, published in Saudi newspapers.
“Two weeks later, a rare full lunar eclipse is expected to take place and will be seen in Saudi Arabia and other Arab countries.”