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NRIAG Reveals Details of Next Tuesday's Partial Solar Eclipse


Wed 19 Oct 2022 | 12:29 PM
Solar Eclipse
Solar Eclipse
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Gad el Qady, the head of the National Research Institute of Astronomy and Geophysics (NRIAG), revealed the details of the partial solar eclipse, which will occur next Tuesday, October 25.

The eclipse can be seen in Cairo at nearly 12 pm, and the timing of its middle coincides with the conjunction of the month of Rabi al-Akhir for the current Hijri year 1444.

In a statement to the Middle East News Agency today, el Qady said the peak of the partial eclipse in Cairo will be at approximately 01:09 PM, as the lunar disk covers about 37.3% of the sun’s disk, and the partial eclipse ends at approximately two and 16 minutes, and thus the eclipse will be partial from its beginning in Cairo until its end, approximately two hours and 16 minutes.

He added that the largest amount of the eclipse will be witnessed in Arish city at a rate of 39.7% and a duration of about two hours and 23 minutes, and the least amount will be in the city of Abu Simbel at a rate of 23% and a duration of about one hour and 59 minutes, warning citizens not to look at the sun directly to follow the eclipse except through special glasses.

Regarding the timing of the phases of the partial eclipse, the head of the NRIAG explained that the partial solar eclipse will begin at about 10:58 minutes and 10 seconds, as a semi-shadow eclipse that cannot be seen with the naked eye, and will end as a semi-shadow eclipse at three hours, two minutes and 8 seconds.

Thus, the eclipse will take approximately 4 hours and 4 minutes from its beginning to its end.

The partial eclipse can be seen in parts of Europe, the Urals, western Siberia, the Middle East, western Asia, and northeastern Africa, and the maximum stage of the eclipse will be recorded in the West Siberian Plain in Russia near Nizhnevartovsk, where the lunar disk covers about 86% of the sun's disk, according to el Qady.

He pointed out that the monitoring and follow-up activities of the partial solar eclipse will be streamed live from the monitoring center on the official website of the institute and the institute's social media pages.

The phenomenon of a solar eclipse occurs when the Sun, the Moon, and the Earth are aligned in a straight line so that the moon passes between the Earth and the Sun, which leads to blocking the image of the Sun completely or partially for the inhabitants of the Earth. On the other hand, the total solar eclipse of occurs when the angular diameter of the Moon is greater than the Sun, which blocks all direct sunlight.