Scientists regard this situation as extremely valuable in astrological insight
11 November 2018| Last updated on 13 November 2018
Stars are beautiful to look at
And they are always in the same place at the same time – especially at night when the darkness unfolds and their bright lights become more visible.
In areas around the UAE where bright city lights don’t overcome the city, stars are more and more visible as they shine bright like diamonds in the sky.
And this was the instance in Ras Al Khaimah on November 8 – however, the situation left residents and scientists asking questions rather than giving admirations.
A star was recorded to have disappeared for six seconds in the skies above Ras Al Khaimah last week, recorded by the International Astronomy Centre.
This rare astronomical phenomenon happened right here in the UAE and the cause of this unique scenario provided scientists and astrologists with valuable information.
The star, called HIP 48351, was covered for six seconds by an asteroid called 790 Pretoria on the night of November the 8th.
Not all of the emirate of Ras Al Khaimah had the delight of witnessing a unique scenario such as this – only some parts of the emirate, not exceeding a width of 160 kilometres north of the UAE were able to see the disappearing star.