Annular solar eclipse in Saudi Arabia on June 21

Annular solar eclipse in Saudi Arabia on June 21
The total solar eclipse seen from Svalbard, Norway Friday March 20, 2015. (AP)
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Updated 13 June 2020

Annular solar eclipse in Saudi Arabia on June 21

Annular solar eclipse in Saudi Arabia on June 21
  • The eclipse will be visible in the Makkah region for 2 hours and 27 minutes

RIYADH: Saudi Arabia will sight an annular solar eclipse on June 21. The rare natural phenomenon will be most visible in the Sharurah governorate between 6:59 a.m. and 8:13 a.m. before ending at 9:41 a.m.

According to the National Astronomy Center at King Abdul Aziz City for Science and Technology, the eclipse will be visible in the Makkah region for 2 hours and 27 minutes. In Riyadh, it will be sighted from 7:10 a.m. to 8:23 a.m.
In the Eastern Province, the eclipse will begin at 7:14 a.m. and reach its peak at 8:30 a.m. before ending at 9:59 a.m.