Photos by Chito S. Almacen
Qatar witnessed a lunar eclipse during the full Moon phase of Hijri month Dhul-Qa’da 1440 AH.
The eclipse continued from Tuesday evening to the early hours of Wednesday, according to Qatar Calendar House (QCH).
The last lunar eclipse of this year was expected to be partial, as the shadow of the Earth obscured some 65.3% of the entire Moon disc at its peak.
This is because the centre of the Moon, the earth and the Sun were on one straight line so the Earth was in the middle between the Sun and the Moon, blocking part of the Sun falling on the Moon, QCH astronomer Dr Beshir Marzouk said.
The eclipse was visible throughout almost of Asia, Europe, Africa, South America and North America.
Qatar residents got a chance to see all phases of this lunar eclipse.
All stages of this eclipse reportedly took some five hours and 34 minutes from the beginning of the eclipse to the end.
—Photos by Chito S. Almacen, @chitos_peak
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