UAE Summer Heat Officially Ends After Spotting 'Suhail'

  • Publish date: Sunday، 29 August 2021
UAE Summer Heat Officially Ends After Spotting 'Suhail'

We can finally say summer is over in the UAE and begin to welcome fall gradually or as we say, ‘The World’s Coolest Winter’. The ‘Suhail’ star was spotted in the UAE sky on Tuesday, August 24th announcing the end of summer high temperature.

The star was sighted 50 minutes before sunrise, said Ibrahim Al Jarwan, member of the Arab Union for Astronomy and Space Sciences.

Al Jarwan had earlier explained that the Suhail star was known to the Arabs since ancient times. It found prominent mention in Arab poetry, stories, and Bedouin sayings.

"People in the past based their fishing and farming activities on this star. The appearance of Suhail also traditionally marks the start of the hunting season," said Al Jarwan.

When the star shows up in the night sky, falconers also begin to prepare their nets because it means that the migratory season for these birds of prey is about to begin.

Suhail is the second brightest star in the sky after Sirius and is approximately 313 light-years away from Earth. It can be seen until late winter in the Arabian Peninsula.

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