Mark 21 June in your diaries Grazia girls, as we are about to be wowed by a partial solar eclipse. "An annular solar eclipse occurs when the moon is located between the earth and the sun, and its apparent diametre, is slightly smaller than the apparent diametre of the sun," explains Mohammed Shawkat Awda, representative of the Abu Dhabi-based International Astronomical Centre.
The partial eclipse is believed to be visible in all areas of the Middle East, excluding Kingdom of Morocco and most areas in Mauritania. On the other hand, Shawkat believes that there will be an annular eclipse in areas of Yemen, Saudi Arabia, Sudan and Oman.
A live broadcast of the scintillating eclipse will take place from 8am to 11am UAE time, in Abu Dhabi, which you can watch here:
The eclipse is expected to travel towards the east direction, while decreasing and turning into its annular form while it is over Saudi Arabia, Yemen and Oman.
However, be wardned - do not make any direct eye contact with the sun unless you're wearing filtered sunglasses.
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