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Partial Moon Eclipse Appears in Cairo Sky


Wed 17 Jul 2019 | 12:00 AM
Ali Abu Dashish

On Tuesday, July 16, the Full Moon sketched a route around Earth to portray a lunar eclipse.

"A lunar eclipse occurs two weeks before or after a Full Moon as a result of the Moon's movement behind Earth into its shadow. Many cosmic events must align for this event to occur, while a solar eclipse befalls during a New Moon after its crossing between the Earth and the Sun," Gad Mohammed al-Qadi, president of the National Institute of Astronomical and Geophysical Research said.

He added that rather than being a total lunar eclipse "Blood Moon," this is harmonizing to be a partial lunar eclipse "Half a blood moon."

For astronomy enthusiasts and observers, the "Half-Blood Thunder Moon Eclipse" can be an ethereal event. The Eclipse commenced at 8:42 pm and will conclude at 2:20 am (GMT+2). Countries such as Egypt, Africa, the Arab world, Australia, some parts of Asia, and most of Latin America.

"Although this isn’t a total lunar eclipse, a mystical change of color can be observed, as 65 percent of the Full Moon enters into Earth’s shadow" Al-Qadi pointed out. He noted that the partial eclipse will take approximately two hours and 59 minutes.

Meanwhile, the institute prepares to monitor and record this second and last eclipse this year through highly developed telescopes and specialized cameras. The eclipse will be observed, in its five stages, from three different governorates, including Cairo, Qena, and Aswan to ensure the best possible recordings.

A live broadcast will be displayed on a giant screen in the institute's courtyard, which will be connected to the control room to follow this phenomenon.