PHYSICS DEPARTMENT , KING FAHD UNIVERSITY OF PETROLEUM AND MINERALS

                             SOLAR ECLIPSE

 

Eclipses can take place whenever Sun, Earth, and Moon are aligned in or nearly in a straight line.  A lunar eclipse occurs when the full moon enters the Earth's Shadow as it orbits the earth.  Lunar eclipses can be observed from all the areas that will fall into the night-time during the lunar eclipse.  On the other hand, a solar eclipse occurs when new moon casts its shadow on the earth as it passes between the sun and the earth while it is orbiting the earth. 

 

The following Table lists major cities in Saudi Arabia and GCC where the partial solar eclipse of Monday 3 October 2005 will be visible.

 

For more information, kindly contact Physics Department: Phone # 2255

or Dr. Ali Mohammad Al-Shukri,  Phone #  860-3573, Fax # 860-2293,

email address: alshukri@kfupm.edu.sa

Home Page:  http://faculty.kfupm.edu.sa/PHYS/alshukri/

 


 

Annular Solar Eclipse of Monday 29/8/1426 H - 3 October 2005 (Visible as Partial Solar Eclipse in Arabian Peninsula)

 

City

Start

Time     Azimuth     Altitude

Maximum

 Time     Azimuth    Altitude

End

 Time    Azimuth  Altitude

Magnitude

Duration

(hrs: min)

Makkah

11:59

302

64

13:34

189

57

15:05

99

40

60.4 %

3:06

Madina

11:55

301

61

13:27

195

56

14:56

107

41

56.1 %

3:01

Riyadh

12:17

267

60

13:42

180

49

15:01

108

49

43.3 %

2:44

Jeddah

11:57

306

64

13:33

190

58

15:04

99

41

61.5 %

3:07

Dammam

12:27

251

56

13:45

177

45

14:58

114

31

35.6 %

2:30

Buraidah

12:06

279

59

13:32

188

51

14:54

112

37

45.4 %

2:48

Tabouk

11:42

309

56

13:13

208

55

14:42

116

43

55.9 %

3:00

Hufuf

12:26

254

58

13:46

176

46

15:01

111

31

38.0 %

2:35

Kamis Mushait

12:12

287

67

13:48

176

55

15:17

91

36

60.0 %

3:05

Taif

12:01

300

65

13:36

187

57

15:06

98

39

59.7 %

3:06

Manama

12:29

250

56

13:47

176

45

14:59

113

31

35.3 %

2:30

Kuwait

12:18

260

55

13:34

185

46

14:47

120

34

34.8 %

2:29

Doha

12:33

246

56

13:51

173

44

15:02

111

29

35.3 %

2:29

Abu Dhabi

13:44

234

54

14:59

168

40

16:06

109

26

32.6 %

2:22

Muscat

14:00

221

49

15:09

161

35

16:12

108

22

29.2 %

2:12

Sana’a

12:21

277

69

13:58

168

53

15:27

84

33

62.3 %

3:06

 

Partial visible in: Africa (except most south region), Europe, Middle East, Middle and West Asia

Annular Visible in: Spain, Portugal, Algeria, Tunisia, Libya, Chad, Sudan, Ethiopia, Kenya, and Somalia

 


Eclipse map courtesy of Fred Espenak - NASA/Goddard Space Flight Center.

http://sunearth.gsfc.nasa.gov/eclipse/eclipse.html

 
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2005 Total Annular Eclipse Global Map

 

 

 

                                                                                                                                                                 

 

 

 

 

 


WARNING: People who do not take adequate safety measures could severely damage their eyes without realizing it and may lead to a  permanent damage to their sight or a total blindness.  Avoid using non-approved solar filter such as sunglasses (regular, tinted, or darken glasses), smoked glasses, or photographic negatives for viewing annular or partial solar eclipses since they may not be able to block all the sun's harmful infrared rays.  DO NOT USE ANY TYPE OF FILTERS UNLESS YOU ARE CERTAIN THAT THEY ARE SAFE AND APPROVED for viewing the sun. Some commercial solar filters which come with cheap non-branded telescopes may not be save either!. Remember, your eyes are too precious to put in risk of losing them no matter how small or slight is the chance.  Any attempt by the children to watch the eclipse should be under supervision of their parents or a qualified adult. Please take care and watch your children.

 

 Please remember that Eclipses or any other celestial phenomena are not related to life, death, or destiny or fate of a person. A solar eclipse coincided with the day of our Prophet – PBUH- son's Ibrahim death and people believed that it happed because of his death, but our Prophet – PBUH- said: (What the meaning is) Sun and Moon are Signs of Allah and they will be eclipsed for the death of the life of any person, if you see them make Duaa to Allah and pray till it is over. It may be an indirect sign of how dangerous is to watach solar eclipses which of course happen at day time when every one is awake and Allah has the knoldge. Therefore, please do not forget to observe the Eclipse prayer during the time of the Wednesday 11 August 1999 Solar eclipse as directed to us by our Prophet -PBUH.

For more information, kindly contact Physics Department: Phone # 2255 , Fax # 860-2293

or Dr. Ali Mohammad Al-Shukri,  Phone #  860-3573

email address: alshukri@kfupm.edu.sa.

Homepage: faculty.kfupm.edu.sa/PHYS/alshukri/

 

 


Eclipse map courtesy of Fred Espenak - NASA/Goddard Space Flight Center.

http://sunearth.gsfc.nasa.gov/eclipse/eclipse.html