26 Dec 2019

Annular Solar Eclipse - Dhahran

A partial Solar eclipse began in Dhahran on 26 December 2019 at 06:25 and reached its maximum at 06:36 where it reached a magnitude of 0.94. It ended at 07:49 and had a total duration of 1 hour, 24 minutes. This was an annular eclipse – one where the Sun bleeds around the edges of the Moon. As the sun was just rising it was not too bright and allowed a few photos to be taken with my 600mm lens. I went to the top of some jebals in the main Saudi Aramco camp with my daughter Julianna to see the sun rising and it was a great experience. I tried to see the last total eclipse of the Sun in the UK, in Plymouth on 11 August 1999 but unfortunately it was cloudy an no sun could be seen. This eclipse partly made up for the disappointment of not seeing the total eclipse in 1999.
Annular Solar Eclipse

Annular Solar Eclipse

Annular Solar Eclipse

Annular Solar Eclipse

Annular Solar Eclipse

Annular Solar Eclipse

Annular Solar Eclipse













1 comment:

  1. Nice to see you had good weather for the eclipse and share the view, too. Wishing best for 2020.

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