Location set up in Musandam to watch solar eclipse

Oman Monday 23/December/2019 14:13 PM
By: Times News Service
Location set up in Musandam to watch solar eclipse

Khasab: People who live in Musandam or are expected to be there on or around 26 December can watch the solar eclipse from the Atana Musandam resort in Khasab.

The Oman Astronomical Society has set up telescopes over there, from which people can watch the annular eclipse, which last took place more than 80 years ago.

“To the people of Musandam, our telescope will be waiting for you in Musandam to observe the annular eclipse,” said Issam Al Salhi from the society. “Join us.”

Over Musandam, the eclipse is expected to begin at 6:30am, with sunrise scheduled to commence at 7am. Maximum eclipse will be seen at 7:38am, before the eclipse ends at 8:56 am. The eclipse observation event at Atana Musandam resort will begin at 6am and end at 9am.

For more information, those interested can call 2673077, or 92266434.