CAIRO: In the first time in 15 years, Egypt will see a full solar eclipse Friday starting at 11:10 and will be full at 11:48 a.m. and end at 12:30 a.m., announced the Egyptian National Research Institute of Astronomy and Geophysics (NRIAG) Wednesday.
“Egypt, North Africa, Middle East, Europe and Northern Asia will see varying degrees of the eclipse,” Ashraf Tadros, head of Astronomy department at the NRIAG, told Youm7 Wednesday, adding the eclipse would coincide with March equinox when night and day are nearly equal in length.
Those viewing the eclipse should not look directly at the sun, and instead use a viewing device, Tadros cautioned.
According to NASA, Europe and many countries worldwide to see the solar eclipse March 20 and there will be a partial solar eclipse on Sep. 28.
Also NASA announced that the earth will see a full lunar eclipse on April 4 and partial lunar eclipse on Sep. 28. Another full solar eclipse will be seen in the United States on Aug. 21, 2017.