Two total lunar eclipses this year: QCH


According to Qatar Calendar House’s astronomical calculations, the first lunar eclipse will be on January 31, occuring during the full moon of Hijra month “Jumada I”. Though a total lunar eclipse, visible in Asia, Southeast Europe, Southeast Africa and South America, it will be a partial lunar eclipse in Qatar, visible only after sunset on this day, expert astronomer at QCH Dr Beshir Marzouk, said.

The world will witness one more total lunar eclipses and three partial solar eclipses during 2018. The second lunar eclipse will be on July 27, 2018, which will be occurring during the full moon of Hijra month “Dhul- Qa’da”, and it will be “total lunar eclipse”. Eclipse will be visible throughout almost of Asia, almost of Europe, Africa and eastern side of South America. Qatar resident and the Arab region will have chance to see all phases of this lunar eclipse.

There are three partial solar eclipse that will occur on February 15, July 31 and August 11. None of these eclipses will be visible in Qatar or the Arab regions.

Source: The Peninsula