A total solar eclipse passes over North Charleston, SC on August 21, 2017 – Flickr/North Charleston
CAIRO – 2 July 2019: Egypt's National Research Institute of Astronomy and Geophysics said that Egypt and the Arab nations will not be able to see the total solar eclipse on Tuesday (July 2) as it will occur at night, according to local time.
The Institute said Tuesday's solar eclipse can be seen in most portions of South America, Eastern Oceania and the Pacific Ocean. NASA says "the eclipse will only be visible directly to observers within the path of totality, which stretches across parts of Chile and Argentina."
The moon will pass between Earth and Sun, making the first total solar eclipse since 2017, which is expected to last for as long as four minutes. The eclipse will be partial around 6:55 pm, according to Cairo local time, while the total eclipse will start around 8:02 pm.
Although, most of the world will not able to see it, NASA said it has partnered with the Exploratorium in San Francisco to bring live views to people across the world of the total solar eclipse.
Egypt and the rest of the Arab World could not see the solar eclipse on July 13, 2018, as it was visible in parts of southern Australia and New Zealand.