• Annular Eclipse To Occur September 1st – Photos.

    The National Space Research and Development Agency (NASRDA) has announced that an annular solar eclipse, with different degrees of totality, will occur in Nigeria on Thursday, September 1, 2016.

    Annular eclipse is an eclipse of the sun in which the edge of the sun remains visible as a bright ring around the moon.

    annular solar eclipse capture

    In a press statement released by the Head of Media and Corporate Communications at NASRDA, Dr. Felix Ale, the highest degree of obscurity in Nigeria during this natural occurrence 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 statement read: “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.

    method annular eclipse detailed

    “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”, the statement added.


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