Penumbral Lunar Eclipse + Stargazing
Date: 5 May 2023 (Friday)
Time: 07:00 PM - 10:00 PM
Location: Al Thuraya Astronomy Center - Dubai
Fee: AED 40 - AED 60
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.
Event Ticket Fee:
- General Tickets: AED 60
- Kids (Under 13): AED 40
- DAG/SAP Members: Free
- 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
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.
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.
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.
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.