Join us at Al Thuraya Astronomy Center on the evening of the 5th of May to learn more about our night sky and observe the Penumbral Lunar Eclipse!
*In case of cloudy weather conditions, you will be informed on the morning of the 5th of May and all registrants will be refunded*
During this penumbral eclipse, the Moon passes deep into the outer part of Earth’s shadow (known as the penumbra). The umbral magnitude of this eclipse is -0.046.
The penumbral eclipse may not be as visually striking as a partial eclipse because the Moon only passes through the outer part of Earth’s shadow, and just misses the darker inner part (which is called the umbra). As a result, the Moon may appear to be a slightly darker shade of grey, rather than experiencing a more dramatic change in its appearance.
Astronomy has a long heritage in Arabia. Evidence exists of lunar and planetary observatories dating back over 1,000 years across Arabia during what is called the Islamic Golden Age. A fitting tribute to this cultural and scientific pedigree is the legacy to have many of the stars retaining their original Arabic names and a multitude of constellations recognized by many with Arabic folklore and prose. You will learn more about Arabian astronomy during the stargazing session at this event.
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