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A Cosmic Spectacle in Egypt!

On Wednesday, 29 March 2006, a total eclipse of the Sun will be visible in Egypt!
Total eclipses of the Sun are among nature's most spectacular phenomena, and are epic celestial showpieces that dazzle amateur and professional astronomers alike.
The total eclipse will be visible along the totality path, where the umbra of the lunar shadow falls on our planet. This path will be very long, extending for thousands of kilometres; but it will be also very narrow; less than 180 km wide! The eclipse will be partial in the much broader region swept by the lunar penumbra. In Alexandria, the eclipse will be partial and will start about a half hour before midday, lasting about two- and a half hours.

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Speakers Presentations


Frontiers of Astronomy

The "Frontiers of Astronomy" workshop is co-organized with Dr. Amr El-Zant, Post-Doctoral Fellow at the Canadian Institute for Theoretical Astrophysics (CITA), together with Prof. Peter Goldreich, Astrophysics Professor at the Institute of Advanced Studies (IAS).

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Culture and Astronomy

The second forum of the festivity, the “Culture and Astronomy” series of lectures, is co-organized with Prof. Serge Koutchmy, Director of Research at the Institute of Astrophysics of Paris (IAP, CNRS).

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The lunar shadow traverses the surface of Earth