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Penumbral Lunar Eclipse + Stargazing

05/05/2023 @ 7:00 PM - 10:00 PM

Free – د.إ60.00

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!

  • Date: 5 May 2023 (Friday)
  • Time: 07:00 PM – 10:00 PM
  • Location: Al Thuraya Astronomy Center – Dubai
  • Fee: AED 40 – AED 60

 

*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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EVENT PROGRAM:

  • 07:10 PM – Event Introduction
  • 07:20 PM – Talk: Penumbral Lunar Eclipse
  • 08:00 PM – Arabian Astronomy
  • 08:15 PM – Sky Mapping Session (Stories about the Constellations)
  • 09:30 PM – Eclipse Maximum Observation
  • Lunar Eclipse observation all throughout the evening.
  • Phone photography of the moon through the telescopes

 

PLEASE BE SURE TO READ FULL EVENT INFORMATION HERE: http://althurayaastronomycenter.ae/event/penumbral-lunar-eclipse-stargazing/

Details

Date:
05/05/2023
Time:
7:00 PM - 10:00 PM
Cost:
Free – د.إ60.00
Event Categories:
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Website:
https://dubaiastronomy.com/

Organizer

Dubai Astronomy Group
Phone
0506246172
Email
astro@dubaiastronomy.com
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Venue

Al Thuraya Astronomy Center
Al Thuraya Astronomy Center, Mushrif Park
Dubai, Dubai United Arab Emirates
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Phone
042216603
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