Dubai - Video: Final solar eclipse of the decade as seen from UAE

Dubai - Video: Final solar eclipse of the decade as seen from UAE
Dubai - Video: Final solar eclipse of the decade as seen from UAE

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Aden - Yasmine El Tohamy - The last time such an eclipse could be viewed from the UAE was in 1847.

The UAE witnessed the last solar eclipse of the decade today, a spectacle that hasn't occurred in the country since 1847.

People in the large number turned up across the country where the special arrangement has been made for safe observation of the solar eclipse with all precautionary measures.

The event is called an annular solar eclipse and occurs when the moon covers majority of the sun, except its outer edges - creating a bright solar ring around the moon, often called a 'ring of fire'.

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As it happened:

7:45am

7:25am

7:20am

7:15am

7:05am

7:00am

6:45am

 6:40am

UAE timings to view the event

. Duration: 2 hours 21 minutes 32 seconds

. Duration of annularity: 2 minutes 47 seconds

. Sunrise: 7.01.39 am

. Full annular eclipse begins: 7.35.21am

. Maximum: 7.36.43am

. Full annular eclipse ends: 7.38.08am

. Partial ends: 8.52.34am

(Times are shown in local time)

Don't watch with naked eyes

.  Watching the annular solar eclipse with naked eyes could damage the eyes and even cause blindness

.  Observers should use proper equipment to view the event and visit qualified astronomy centres

The annular phase will only be visible from Liwa.

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