A lunar eclipse is expected to occur in Nigeria on Monday, September 28,National Space Research and Development Agency has revealed.
The National Space Research and Development Agency (NASRDA) has announced that a lunar eclipse will occur in Nigeria on Monday, September 28.
The agency said that Abuja, Lagos and several other cities and towns across the country, would experience a lunar eclipse on September 28.
The lunar eclipse is an astronomical event that occurs when the earth comes in-between the sun and the moon, and the earth casts its shadow on the moon, so that the moon appears reddish.
In a statement signed by its deputy director, media and corporate communications, Felix Ale on Wednesday, September 9, in Abuja, the agency said the lunar eclipse would begin on Monday, September 28 from 1.11 am, and will be at its maximum by 3.47 am, with its final contact at 6.22 am.
The statement reads: “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 1:11am, with total eclipse at 3:47am, and end by 6:22am.”
The agency has advised Nigerians not to panic, as the astronomical event will last for 5 hours 11 minutes.