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Full lunar eclipse in Egypt on June 15
Published in The Egyptian Gazette on 07 - 06 - 2011

CAIRO – A full lunar eclipse would occur on June 15 in Egypt, the head of the National Institute for Astronomical and Geophysical Research, Hatem Ouda told the Middle East News Agency on Tuesday.
The eclipse, which will coincide with the full moon, will last for one hour, 40 minutes and 12 seconds and it can be seen in Egypt and the Arab region.
He added that the eclipse also can be seen in South America, Europe, Africa, Asia and Australia, noting that the last eclipse happened on December 17, but it didn't appear in Egypt.
Ouda said that the June 15 eclipse would be the only one occurring this year out of four Astronomical phenomena – three partial solar eclipses and a full lunar one. He added that these four eclipses can help determine the beginnings and endings of hejra (lunar) months.
Ouda explained that the eclipse happens when the moon becomes full and that the cycle of the eclipse takes three hours, 39 minutes and 17 seconds. The lunar eclipse will start at 17 seconds after 6.39pm (GMT).


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