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A lunar eclipse is always a welcomed sight any day of the year, and for this year, that day was today. This morning, the world has witnessed its first and only lunar eclipse of 2019, the Super Blood Wolf Moon. This spectacular eclipse could be viewed in quite a phenomenal manner from Egypt, it was also visible in other countries, but our own homeland afforded some of the best views.
The partial eclipse started at 5:33 am CLT (Cairo Local Time), with the total eclipse starting around an hour later at 6:41 am. Ten minutes later, the eclipse reached its maximum in Cairo.
The total lunar eclipse occurs as the Earth passes through a location between the Sun and the Moon, putting the Moon in the Earth’s shadow, and causing an orange-reddish colour. The great thing about lunar eclipses is that they are safe to view with the naked eye, and requires no need for safety equipment.
Unfortunately, if you’ve missed this lunar eclipse, you’ll have to wait two more years till 26 May 2021 for the next total lunar eclipse. However, there’s a total solar eclipse coming quite soon, 2 July of this year to be exact.