Saudi Is Set To Witness Its First Partial Lunar Eclipse At The End Of This Month


Brace yourselves, moon watchers! Saudi’s sky will experience the occurrence of the first partial lunar eclipse this year, on Wednesday, 31st of January. According to Arab News, the partial eclipse, is due to the presence of the moon being very close in proximity from the Earth.

The moon will look bigger than it usually does 

This rare event is referred to as a super blue blood moon. NASA says that the super blue blood moon was last seen in 1866 when the three elements came together to form this.

Here’s what timings you can expect to watch the moon tomorrow

  • RIyadh – 5:39 p.m., with a 37% eclipse and northern with 36% 
  • Eastern Region – 5:22 p.m., with a 76% eclipse 

An astronomer explain to SG that since the eclipse will distance the moon’s exit from the Earth’s shadow at 6:11 p.m. before it rises back up again in Makkah, Madinah and Tabuk. Therefore, those from the named areas won’t be able to see the eclipse. 

The partial eclipse will end at 7:08 p.m.

Happy viewing!


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