Abuja, Lagos, Other Cities to Experience Lunar Eclipse on September 28

by THISDAY LIVE
(10/9/15)

The National Space Research and Development Agency (NASRDA) on Wednesday said Abuja, Lagos and several other cities and towns across the country, would experience a lunar eclipse on September 28.


In a signed statement by the agency’s Deputy Director of Media and Corporate Communications Dr. Felix Ale, said the lunar eclipse would begin on Monday 28, 1:11a.m, local time and will be at its maximum by 3:47 a.m. local time, with its final contact by 6:22a.m.

According to the agency, the lunar eclipse is an astronomical event that occurs when the earth comes in-between the sun and the moon, and the earth cast its shadow on the moon, so that the moon appear reddish.

The statement said: “The lunar eclipse which is also called the blood moon will be observed in some regions around the world.

“Some of the regions seeing at least some parts of the eclipse include, Europe, South-east Asia, Africa, much of North America, much of South America, Pacific, Atlantic, Indian Ocean, Arctic, and Antarctica.”

However, the lunar eclipse, Ale said, would be viewed in Nigeria especially in locations with the absence of cloud cover.

Furthermore, the lunar eclipse will be visible in Abuja, and would begin from 1:11a.m, with total eclipse at 3:47a.m, and end by 6:22a.m.

“Nigerians are advised not to panic, and to go about their normal activities as it is just an astronomical event which will last for 5 hours 11 minutes,” the statement said.

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