Wednesday, 17 August 2016

Annular Eclipse To Occur All Over Nigeria On September 1st

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An annular eclipse that will be visible all over the country, with different degrees of totality, will occur on Thursday, September 1.

In a press statement, the Head,
Media and Corporate
Communications of National Space
Research and Development Agency
(NASRDA), Dr Felix Ale, said the highest degree of obscurity in Nigeria during this natural occurence would be in the Southern part of the country, particularly in Lagos, where it was expected to have 80 per cent obscurity, while the lowest degree of obscurity would be about 45 per cent and this would be observed in the Northern part of the country,
particularly in Sokoto.

The annular eclipse will be observed as a partial or near total eclipse across the nation, with Abuja, the Federal Capital Territory (FCT) expected to be about 60 per cent.

The annular eclipse is expected to
occur between 7.15 a.m. and 10.03
a.m, with slight variations in actual
timing across the country.

In Lagos, the first contact will occur
at about 7.15 a.m, while the
maximum eclipse will occur around
8.30 a.m. and will end by 10.03 a.m.
The eclipse is expected to commence in Abuja around 7.17 a.m, with maximum eclipse to be recorded at about 8.32 a.m. and the eclipse will end around 10.00 a.m.

It should be noted that eclipse is not
a spiritual issue, but a natural
occurrence that can be accurately
predicted by science.

Hence, the NASRDA has developed the capacity to accurately make this prediction as part of its mandates.


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