The National Institute for Astronomical and Geophysical Research in Egypt announced on Thursday that a partial lunar eclipse will occur on Saturday, October 28th.
Dr. Jadd El Qadi, the head of the institute, attributed the identification of the eclipse‘s timing to the efforts of the institute’s solar research laboratory.
The statement explained that the Earth’s shadow will cover approximately 12.2% of the lunar surface. The eclipse will be visible in regions where the moon is above the horizon during the eclipse, including continents in Europe, Asia, Australia, Africa, and North America, as well as parts of South America, the Pacific, Atlantic, and Indian Oceans, in addition to the northern and southern polar regions.
The lunar eclipse will last for 4 hours and 25 minutes, as per the statement, with the partial eclipse’s first appearance to its conclusion taking 1 hour and 17 minutes.
The institute identified locations in Egypt where the phenomenon can be observed, including the institute’s main headquarters in Helwan, the Qatamiya Astronomical Observatory, and the regional center in Al-Wadi Al-Jadid.