Solar Eclipse

MET Office: Thursday’s solar eclipse will be visible in Maldives

National Meteorological Service has said that the solar eclipse taking place on Thursday will be visible in the Maldives.

Talking to One Online, Meteorologist at the MET Office, Ahmed Muslim said that although the eclipse will be visible, it is unlikely it will be visible at the peak of full eclipse.

He said that the eclipse will be visible from 7:40 a.m. to 10:30 a.m. The sunrise on Thursday is at 6:10 .m.

MET Office has advised caution when viewing the eclipse and not to look at the eclipse directly.

Thursday’s eclipse is to be the last of the year, where the astronomical classification “Ring of Fire” will be visible at full eclipse.

he full eclipse is likely to be visible in Saudi Arabia, Qatar, UAE, Oman, India and northern Sri Lanka along with Malaysia, Singapore and Indonesia.

Neighboring Sri Lanka will see the eclipse from 8:09 a.m. to 11:22 a.m. with the full eclipse at 9:34 a.m.

The next solar eclipse will be on 21 June 2020 while the next lunar eclipse will be on 10 January 2020.