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Huge visitor turnout expected for solar eclipse

Huge visitor turnout expected for solar eclipse

A solar eclipse happens when the Moon passes in between Earth and the Sun, thereby completely or partly obscuring the image of the Sun for a viewer on Earth. An annular solar eclipse occurs when the Moon covers the Sun’s centre, leaving the Sun’s visible outer edges to type a ‘ring of fire’ or annulus about the Moon. 

Speaking to Muscat Daily, Abdulwahab al Busaidi, head of observatory, Oman Astronomical Society, stated, “Oman will witness an annular solar eclipse on December 26. We are expecting a massive quantity of vacationers to come to Oman. The final time it was greatest visible in 2017 in the US.

Around 10mn individuals from about the globe visited to observe the eclipse. This time it will be visible in Oman amongst other nations.” 

Annular eclipses can final more than 3 hours in areas exactly where annularity is visible. From commence to finish, the total duration of annular eclipses can be more than six hours but not in a single place. The annularity, when only a ring of fire is visible in the sky, can variety from significantly less than a second to more than 12 minutes.He stated that the annular solar eclipse is taking place in Oman following several years. “Last time it was witnessed in the 70s. Earlier travel was not easy so if an eclipse was visible best from a particular area you were lucky to see it. Now travelling is easy and we are expecting a lot of tourists for this purpose. We have all the requirements in place to accommodate as many people who want to come for the same,” he stated. 

In Oman, it will be greatest visible in Masirah Island, Adam, Qarn al Alam, Fahud, Ibri and Nizwa.

Information Source: Muscat Daily

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