Oman to witness ‘ring of fire’ eclipse next month

The annular solar eclipse will take place on June 21

Oman to witness ‘ring of fire’ eclipse next month

A ‘ring of fire’ eclipse is set to take place next month - and residents in Oman are in a prime position to witness it.

The annular solar eclipse will see the moon cover more than 97 percent of the sun, producing the so-called ring of fire.

According to timeanddate.com, the entire eclipse will last around three hours, beginning in Muscat at 8.14am. It will peak at 9.39am, before finishing at 11.19am.

If you want to watch the eclipse, you’ll need to take a number of safety precautions as looking directly at the sun can damage your eyes.

According to NASA, there are two ways to view an eclipse safely. The first requires you to buy special eclipse glasses that will block the damaging rays, while the other involves creating your own box projector to watch the eclipse indirectly.

You can find more information about how to watch an eclipse safely here.

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