Last Updated: Tuesday, March 8, 2016

2016 total solar eclipse won't be visible in Dubai, UAE


March 2016 total solar eclipse path on google map (Source: NASA)
The solar eclipse won't be visible in Dubai, a city in the United Arab Emirates on March 8/9, 2016. However, the mercury transit will occur at 03:51 pm and end at 06:52 pm exactly after two months; May 9, 2016.

Dubai has to wait three more years to observe solar eclipse. The next partial solar eclipse in Dubai will occur on December 26, 2019.

You can watch it online (click here) from Micronesia via the San Francisco Exploratorium and the National Science Foundation. The Slooh Community Observatory will also offer a live stream of the eclipse from the countryside of Indonesia (click here).

Total solar eclipse of 2016 will begin in the Indian Ocean and pass through Indonesia before ending in the northern Pacific Ocean. Dubai doesn't fall in the current trajectory. This is why, 2016 total solar eclipse won't be visible in Dubai.

The total solar eclipse will occur in more than 35% area of Indonesia. People in northern Australia and parts of South and East Asia will have partial eclipses.

The next total solar eclipse will be on August 21, 2017 which will be visible from most locations in the United States. The maximum point of the solar eclipse will take place near Hopkinsville, Kentucky at 18:20 UTC with totality lasting for 2 mins 40 secs.