Live video: Safely watch June 21 solar eclipse from UAE's Abu Dhabi

 

The International Astronomical Center (IAC) has live streamed the June 21 partial solar eclipse from the United Arab Emirate's capital Abu Dhabi.

The rare phenomenon is expected to last for about 2 hours during which the Earth, moon and sun are aligned casting a shadow on a portion of the planet.

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People are advised against looking directly at the sun during the eclipse and experts warn against the use of normal sunglasses as protection.

“Never look directly at the sun,” the Dubai Astronomy Group said. “You can seriously hurt you eyes and even go blind. Proper eye protection, like eclipse glasses or a sun filter, is the only safe option. Sunglasses don’t work!”

A man wearing a protective face mask uses a special protective glasses to watch the annular solar eclipse, in Riyadh, Saudi Arabia June 21, 2020. (Reuters)

A man wearing a protective face mask uses a special protective glasses to watch the annular solar eclipse, in Riyadh, Saudi Arabia June 21, 2020. (Reuters)


A crow stands on a roof as a partial solar eclipse is observed in Nairobi, Kenya, June 21, 2020. (Reuters)

A crow stands on a roof as a partial solar eclipse is observed in Nairobi, Kenya, June 21, 2020. (Reuters)



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