Partial Lunar Eclipse

Date: 28 Oct 2023 (Saturday)


Time: 09:00 PM - 01:00 AM

Location: Al Thuraya Astronomy Center, Mushrif Park - Dubai

Mark your calendar for October 28, 2023, and come join us at the Al Thuraya Astronomy Center to witness the magic of a Partial Lunar Eclipse in the company of fellow astronomy enthusiasts.

A partial lunar eclipse happens when the Earth moves between the Sun and the Full Moon, but they are not precisely aligned. Only part of the Moon’s visible surface moves into the dark part of the Earth’s shadow.


  1. Astronomy Experts: Our team of passionate and knowledgeable astronomers will be on hand to guide you through the eclipse, providing insights, interesting facts, and answering your questions about this celestial event.
  2. State-of-the-Art Telescopes: We’ll provide high-quality telescopes for attendees to observe the eclipse up close and personal, allowing you to witness the intricate details of the moon’s journey into Earth’s shadow.
  3. Astrophotography Opportunities: Bring your smartphone and capture stunning images of the eclipse. Our experts will be available to provide tips and guidance on astrophotography techniques.
  4. Educational Presentations: Before the eclipse begins, we’ll host informative presentations about lunar eclipses, their significance, and their place in the grand tapestry of our solar system.
  5. Family-Friendly Atmosphere: This event is perfect for families, friends, and individuals of all ages. Children and adults alike can explore the wonders of the night sky and cultivate a deep appreciation for astronomy.

    Event Ticket Fee:

    • General Tickets: AED 60
    • Kids (Under 13): AED 40
    • DAG Members: Free


    Event Program: 

    • 09:10 PM – Event Introduction
    • 09:20 PM – Lecture explaining the Lunar Eclipse phenomenon
    • 09:45 PM – Q & A Session
    • 10:22 PM – Eclipse Begins
    • 12:14 PM – Eclipse Maximum
    • Telescope Observation of the Moon throughout the event.
    • Phone photography of the Moon through the telescopes.

      Important Information

      Park entry closes at 11 PM

      Attendees won’t be able to get to the venue after 11 pm because Mushrif Park entrance will be closed. Exits remain open.

      Mushrif Park Entry fee is AED 10 per car

      All attendees are required to pay Mushrif Park entry fees which is AED 10 per car through Nol Card.

      The venue for the event is Al Thuraya Astronomy Center

      A precise location pin will be sent by email after you register for the program.

      Please bring a soft copy of the event ticket Email

      Please bring a soft copy (on your phone) of the event ticket that contains a QR code to ensure a smooth check-in process.

      Nol Cards can be purchased at the gate

      Nol Cards for paying the entrance fee for Mushrif Park can be purchased at the gate.

      DAG Members are requested to bring ID

      DAG paid members are requested to bring their digital membership card to be presented upon request.

      You're requested to bring along your Emirates ID

      You are requested to bring any form of identification with you to be presented at the venue upon request.

      Kids under 13 need to be accompanied by a parent

      Kids under the age of 13 must be accompanied by a parent. Parents are required to purchase a ticket.

      Kids under the age of 5 don't require a ticket

      We don’t recommend bringing kids under the age of 5 to our events.

      This is a Partial Lunar Eclipse

      This means the moon won’t be completely eclipsed. Find more details here.

      No alcohol is Allowed! this is a family-friendly event

      Please be respectful of others and mindful of the environment.

      No pets are allowed

      Pets are not allowed at our events and activities.

      The following image is an example of what the event ticket email will look like. Be sure to have a soft copy with you when you arrive at the location for easy check-in:

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