Astronomical calculations of the Institute of Astronomy in Egypt affirmed that the earth witnesses today, Thursday, a circular eclipse of the sun.
The time of the eclipse coincides with the conjunction of the moon and sun at the calendar of Dhu al-Qadah month, the eleventh month of the Muslim calendar, of the 1422 Hijri lunar calendar.
Today both the sun and moon rise and set at the same time approximately son the moon won’t be seen in the sky at night.
The circular eclipse occurs when the moon passes in the remotest zone in her oval orbit around the earth so it can’t obscure the disc of the sun completely.
This phenomenon also named the ring of fire or the circular eclipse.
Ryan Milligan, a lecturer at astronomy physics at Queens University in Belfast, the United Kingdom (UK), said that the moon obscures different parts of the sun according to the location of the country.
Tonight’s eclipse won’t be seen in Egypt or the whole Arab area but it could observe at all phases in Greenland, the utmost part of the northeastern part of Russia, and in the north Of Canada.
The coming eclipse runs for four hours and fifty-nine minutes.
At the zenith of the eclipse, the moon covers about 94% of the disc of the sun.
Experts affirm that the next solar eclipse is expected to take place on October 14, 2023.
The time of the eclipse is the best to observe the ill-lit celestial bodies such as galaxies, far stars, constellations, and others.