Don’t worry if the sun disappears on June 21 – it’s not the end of the world (although this year has felt like it) but just a near-total solar eclipse in the UAE.
The UAE solar eclipse is due to start at 8.12 am on Sunday, June 21. And finish three hours later at 11.12 am. The eclipse will reach its peak at 9.35 am in the UAE.
And, impressively, the solar eclipse will be seen across the region. It’s due to start in Sudan and then take in Ethiopia, Yemen, Oman, Pakistan, India, then China and South-East Asian countries.
The news was revealed by the Emarat Al Youm daily who quoted the work of Ibrahim Al Jarwan, a member of the Arab Union for Astronomy and Space Sciences.
The last major solar eclipse in the region was on December 26, 2019, when the ‘ring of fire‘ emerged in the sky. And, as you can see from our main photo, it produced some incredible photos including this one by Joshua Cripps.