Astronomers list sites for observing Tuesday eclipse

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AMMAN — The Jordanian Astronomical Society (JAS) announced the venues where people can observe the partial solar eclipse in the Kingdom on Tuesday between 1:00–3:00 pm, Al-Mamlaka TV reported.اضافة اعلان

On Friday, the society’s Director, Ammar Al-Sakaji said the eclipse is an important astronomical phenomena that followers are eager to observe. He noted that the partial eclipse on Tuesday will only be seen again worldwide in the summer of 2027.

He said that the JAS identified key locations in various regions across the Kingdom, which can serve as a venues for monitoring the event. He explained that the locations will allow everyone present at the location to watch the eclipse in a safe manner, since looking directly into the sun could lead to damaging the eyes.

Noting that specific monitoring areas have standard eclipse glasses, telescopes and cameras, he said that safe and innovative methods will be used during the monitoring process, such as hole-punch boxes, reflective mirrors, binoculars, and sun filters.

The JAS has identified the monitoring areas as follows: Petra, Wadi Rum, Jerash and Qasr Al-Kharranah. In the capital Amman, several locations have been named, including the Amman Citadel, the Royal Jordanian Geographic Center, and the Regional Center for Space Science and Technology Education for Western Asia/UN.

The eclipse can also be monitored from the following universities: The University of Jordan, the German Jordanian University, the Hashemite University, Zarqa University, Princess Sumaya University for Technology, and Yarmouk University.

Other locations include the King’s Academy, and the Chechen and Circassian associations.

The eclipse is slated to begin in Amman at 12:59 pm, down to the peak of the partial eclipse, which is forecast to be at 2:13 pm on Tuesday afternoon.

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