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Nigeria To Experience Lunar Eclipse

Nigeria to experience lunar eclipseThe National Space Research and Development Agency has said there will be a lunar eclipse on September 28 which will be observed in Nigeria.

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

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,” the statement said.

The lunar eclipse, according to the agency, will be viewed in Nigeria especially in locations with the absence of cloud cover.

“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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