- 05 May 2023
- 7:00 pm - 10:00 pm
Penumbral Lunar Eclipse + Stargazing
Join us at Al Thuraya Astronomy Center on the evening of the 5th of May to learn more about our night sky and observe the Penumbral Lunar Eclipse!
- • Date: 5 May 2023 (Friday)
- • Time: 07:00 PM – 10:00 PM
- • Location: Al Thuraya Astronomy Center – Dubai
- • Fee: AED 40 – AED 60
- • Register: https://althurayaastronomycenter.ae/penumbral-lunar-eclipse-stargazing/
*In case of cloudy weather conditions, you will be informed on the morning of the 5th of May and all registrants will be refunded*
During this penumbral eclipse, the Moon passes deep into the outer part of Earth’s shadow (known as the penumbra). The umbral magnitude of this eclipse is -0.046.
The penumbral eclipse may not be as visually striking as a partial eclipse because the Moon only passes through the outer part of Earth’s shadow, and just misses the darker inner part (which is called the umbra). As a result, the Moon may appear to be a slightly darker shade of grey, rather than experiencing a more dramatic change in its appearance.
Astronomy has a long heritage in Arabia. Evidence exists of lunar and planetary observatories dating back over 1,000 years across Arabia during what is called the Islamic Golden Age. A fitting tribute to this cultural and scientific pedigree is the legacy to have many of the stars retaining their original Arabic names and a multitude of constellations recognized by many with Arabic folklore and prose. You will learn more about Arabian astronomy during the stargazing session at this event.
EVENT TICKET FEE:
- • General Tickets: AED 60
- • Kids (Under 13): AED 40
- • DAG/SAP Members: Free
- • 07:10 PM – Event Introduction
- • 07:20 PM – Talk: Penumbral Lunar Eclipse
- • 08:00 PM – Arabian Astronomy
- • 08:15 PM – Sky Mapping Session (Stories about the Constellations)
- • 09:30 PM – Eclipse Maximum Observation
- • Lunar Eclipse observation all throughout the evening.
- • Phone photography of the moon through the telescopes
PLEASE BE SURE TO READ FULL EVENT INFORMATION HERE: http://althurayaastronomycenter.ae/event/penumbral-lunar-eclipse-stargazing/