If you miss next week’s solar eclipse over Oman, you won’t see it in this lifetime

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Muscat: The rare solar eclipse that will pass over Oman on 26 December will only next be seen after 83 years, which means that if you don’t see it then, you probably won’t get to witness this in your lifetime.

Called an annular eclipse, this rate atmospheric phenomenon will only be visible over a handful of countries, with Oman being one of them. The others are Malaysia, India, Indonesia, Sri Lanka, Saudi Arabia, Bahrain, Qatar and the United Arab Emirates.

Oman’s Astronomical Society and the Ministry of Tourism are planning to organise a tourism event around this, and have set up plans for a camp which is located in Ras Al Ruways, an area from where people can enjoy one of the best views of the total solar eclipse while in the country.

Those who live near Al Ashkara, Fahud, Adam, and other neighbouring areas of the Dahkiliyah and Sharqiyah governorates will get to witness a total solar eclipse, while the rest of the country will only be able to witness a partial eclipse.

View the entire story in the print edition of Times of Oman that is out on Tuesday, 17 December.

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