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August to showcase Perseid meteor shower, “Black Moon” and more

One of the most-awaited meteor showers of the year is gracing the night sky this August—the Perseids.

This meteor shower is a crowd favorite because it offers its audience the brightest streaks of meteors or “shooting stars” in the sky.

Here in the Emirates, the Perseids’ peak will be on August 13, a Tuesday. This means this shower could bring an average of 50 meteors in the night sky per hour, under completely dark, moonless, and cloudless skies.

The meteor shower got its name from its “radiant,” or the point where the meteors seem to originate, which is the constellation of Perseus and this is albeit close by the famous Double Cluster. read more

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Partial lunar eclipse and other cosmic displays to grace the July night sky

We may not be able to see the solar eclipse on July 2 in this part of the world, but heads up, sky watchers—there’s a lunar eclipse coming our way this month. 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

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WHAT’S UP IN THE SKY THIS SEPTEMBER 2018?

The “Ber” months have come. Summer is about to end soon. Wondering what’s going to be up in the sky for the coming month? The following is a list of astronomical events for September 2018. All dates and times were given in UAE Local Time. read more

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THE RING NEBULA (MESSIER 57, NGC 6720)

Image from Al Sadeem Observatory on the night of August 16-17, 2018 using the observatory’s Meade LX850 16” SCT and SBIG STT-8300MM CCD camera. Total exposure time is 1 hr 30 min (30 mins per filter). Image stacking and processing were done in Pixinsight and Photoshop. read more

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WHAT’S UP IN THE SKY THIS JUNE 2018?

The very hot summer season in the UAE is indeed approaching. Wondering what’s going to be up at the sky for the new month? The following is a list of astronomical events for June 2018. All dates and times were given in UAE Local Time. read more

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BEWARE: HOTTER DAYS AHEAD! THE SUMMER SOLSTICE IN THE UAE

UAE desert (Image Credit: Google Sites)

Summertime, the season of the year when some people head out to the beach and do such fun bonding activities, while others stay indoors to avoid getting tanned and cool down themselves with numerous fans and air conditioning units. Today, June 21st, marks the beginning of the astronomical summer, or in other words the summer solstice, in the Northern Hemisphere. In this article, we will have a deeper understanding of what it is, in the astronomical sense, and what to expect when it approaches. The focus will be within the United Arab Emirates (UAE) setting, which is situated at the Northern Hemisphere.

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THE STARS FOR ALL SEASONS

At the time of this writing, we’re approaching to the period when we experience scorching hot days in the Northern Hemisphere, when many are heading to the beach to have fun or some who stay indoors, irritated with the intense heat and chilling inside their air-conditioned rooms. We generally call this as the “summer season”. However, the proper interpretation of the season we’re in varies from where you are Earth. Specifically, only 2 (dry and wet) in the tropical regions and 4 (winter, spring, summer, autumn/fall) in the temperate regions.

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