ABU DHABI 7 August 2017: The Arab world will witness a partial lunar eclipse on 7th August, the International Astronomical Centre (IAC), announced on Sunday.
“Sky-gazers in the Arab world will see the celestial event, while people in remote West Africa will not be able to observe it clearly,” the Abu Dhabi-based centre said in a statement carried by Wam.
“The partial eclipse begins at 3:50pm and ends at 8:21pm GMT (11:21pm local time),” IAC officials said.
A partial lunar eclipse happens when the Earth moves between the Sun and the Moon, but they are not precisely aligned. Only part of the Moon’s visible surface moves into the Earth’s shadow.
By Sheena Amos