Egypt to witness partial solar eclipse on 21 June

Ahram Online , Tuesday 9 Jun 2020

Partial Solar eclipse
A file photo of a partial solar eclipse in Thailand (Photo:Reuters)

Egypt’s National Research Institute of Astronomy and Geophysics (NRIAG) announced on Tuesday that Egypt and the Arab world will witness a partial solar eclipse on 21 June 2020.

The eclipse will last for nearly two hours, from 6:24 am till 8:24 am, while its peak will be at 7:20 am when the moon covers 46 percent of the sun.

The eclipse will be seen in southeastern Europe, Asia, and northern Australia. Southern and western Africa will not witness the eclipse, the statement added.

According to the NRIAG, this the third eclipse the Earth will witness in 2020.

The NRIAG announced that one of its teams will record the partial solar eclipse at the institute headquarters in Helwan and will broadcast it live on its official website.

The institute warned citizens not to look directly at the eclipse without the use of special solar eclipse sunglasses.

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