Egypt’s cities will witness a partial solar eclipse, coinciding with the March equinox, when night and day are equal in length, said Egypt’s National Research Institute of Astronomy and Geophysics
The solar eclipse, which is the result of the moon coming between the Earth and the sun, will start at 11:10AM and end at 12:30PM, said Egypt’s National Research Institute of Astronomy and Geophysics. The institute added that the solar eclipse will reach its peak at 11:48AM.
This year’s solar eclipse is a rare one and will see it coinciding with a supermoon, which occurs when the moon is at its closest distance to Earth, and the March equinox.
According to the National Geographic, this trifecta will not occur again until 2034. The National Geographic added that most people will not be able to see the supermoon, which will make the moon appear about 15 percent larger than average, as it will only be visible during the eclipse.
Egypt witnessed a full solar eclipse that saw the streets of its main cities go quiet in 2000. In 2006, Egypt’s border with Libya also saw a full solar eclipse.