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Old 07-14-2018, 03:10 AM
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July 2018 Lunar Eclipse

So Saudi Arabia is a prime viewing location for next Friday's lunar eclipse. The period of totality will last 103 minutes, the longest this century.

(I was also here for a total solar eclipse, by the way.)

I am having a hard time finding out, or figuring out when the eclipse will begin and end here in Dammam, Saudi Arabia. I simply do not know how to work the tables.

Can someone help?
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Old 07-14-2018, 03:34 AM
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This page here may work for you. It gives me the time in Portland for the eclipse, so it will probably give you the same for your location.
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Old 07-14-2018, 04:54 AM
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My goodness! That is really a great page. It starts at 17.15 and ends at 23.45 or so.

Thank you so much.
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... and remember ... never look directly at the sun without eye-protection ... even at night ...
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Old 07-14-2018, 07:52 AM
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Saw a pretty close to full eclipse last summer in Colorado. Used a welding helmet to view it. Even that can be a bit dangerous depending on the rating of the glass.

It was pretty cool. Never got dark by any means. It just looked different outside.

A pinhole projector is a way to see it safely. Lots of sites for that. Here is one - https://www.timeanddate.com/eclipse/...projector.html
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He's talking about a lunar eclipse, not a solar one. No special precautions are needed for a lunar eclipse, since the brightest object in the sky is the Moon.

Lunar eclipses happen at the same time for everyone on the Earth who can see it: That is to say, if you're in Saudi Arabia, and you call up a friend in Poland and say "Hey, the eclipse is starting!", they'll say "Yeah, I see it". So once you find any time, it's just a matter of converting the time zone.
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My apologies ... too early in the thread for whooshing I guess ...
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Whoops.
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Old 07-14-2018, 09:42 AM
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My goodness! That is really a great page. It starts at 17.15 and ends at 23.45 or so.

Thank you so much.
Does Saudi Arabia use UTC? Because that page says it starts at 17:14 UTC. I would expect Saudi to be a couple hours or so ahead of UTC.
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In a sense, everybody uses UTC, but local time in Saudi Arabia is always UTC+3.
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Old 07-14-2018, 10:32 PM
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All the source information can be accessed here (pdfs): https://eclipse.gsfc.nasa.gov/lunar.html
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