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SUNSPOT MONITORING – JUNE 8, 2019

Here are today’s solar images taken from Al Sadeem Observatory, June 8, 2019.

The sky was partly cloudy with light to moderate winds which provided average seeing and transparency at the time these images were taken. read more

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SUNSPOT MONITORING – JUNE 7, 2019

Here are today’s solar images taken from Al Sadeem Observatory, June 7, 2019.

The sky was clear with light air turbulence making the seeing and transparency good at the time these images were taken. read more

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FOR AL SADEEM ASTRONOMY OBSERVATORY VISIT INQUIRIES

Greetings, everyone!
Part of Al Sadeem Astronomy’s mission is conducting and participating in scientific research from Abu Dhabi, along with public outreach. That said, we are currently working on two projects for New York University Abu Dhabi (NYUAD). These are optical monitoring (imaging with our main telescope) of a potential x-ray binary black hole (MAXIJ1820+070) and a quasar called PKS 1830-211. We are also working with the team behind the “Habitable Exoplanet Hunting Project” for a Gliese 436 b exoplanet observation project. Since these researches demand thorough and meticulous data gathering, and in some cases processing, we have decided that the observatory will be open for guests and private visits only during the bright phases (particularly first quarter to last quarter phase) of the moon.
Not sure when? Here’s a link to help you out:
During the Gibbous phases of the moon, the moon is at its brightest, which makes imaging somewhat difficult compared to other phases. And that would be the perfect time to learn more about space at Al Sadeem!
Thank you for understanding and stay tuned for updates!
-Al Sadeem Astronomy Team
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SUNSPOT MONITORING – JUNE 6, 2019

Here are today’s solar images taken from Al Sadeem Observatory, June 6, 2019.

The sky was clear with moderate to fresh breeze which provided transparency but average seeing at the time these images were taken. read more

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SUNSPOT MONITORING – JUNE 5, 2019

Here are today’s solar images taken from Al Sadeem Observatory, June 5, 2019.

The sky was clear with moderate to fresh breeze which provided good transparency but average seeing at the time these images were taken. read more

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SUNSPOT MONITORING – JUNE 4, 2019

Here are today’s solar images taken from Al Sadeem Observatory, June 4, 2019.

The sky was mostly clear with moderate to fresh breeze which provided good transparency but poor seeing at the time these images were taken. read more

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SUNSPOT MONITORING – JUNE 3, 2019

Here are today’s solar images taken from Al Sadeem Observatory, June 3, 2019.

The sky was clear with intermittent light to moderate winds which provided good transparency but average seeing at the time these images were taken. read more

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SUNSPOT MONITORING – JUNE 2, 2019

Here are today’s solar images taken from Al Sadeem Observatory, June 2, 2019.

The sky was mostly clear with moderate to fresh breeze which provided good transparency but average seeing at the time these images were taken. read more

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SUNSPOT MONITORING – JUNE 1, 2019

Here are today’s solar images taken from Al Sadeem Observatory, June 1, 2019.

The sky was mostly clear with light air turbulence making the seeing and transparency good at the time these images were taken. read more

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Longest day of the year, plus other celestial treats to watch out for this June

Now that we’re halfway through 2019, brace yourselves as June ushers in hotter days, early sunrises, and late sunsets.

The summer solstice on June 21—the longest day of the year—will signal the beginning of summer and longer days for the Earth’s Northern Hemisphere, where most of the countries in the world including the United Arab Emirates are situated.

According to the National Geographic, a solstice happens when the Earth is tilted towards the Sun that a big part of it “experiences the maximum intensity of the sun’s rays and has the most hours of sunlight.” Conversely, there will be longer nights for the folks in the other hemisphere (which is the Southern one, in this case). read more