10th September, 2015
The National Space Research and Development Agency NASRDA, has said there will be a Lunar Eclipse on Sept. 28 which will be observed in Nigeria.
This is contained in a statement signed by the Deputy Director. Media and Corporate Communications of the agency, Mr Felix Ale on Wednesday in Abuja.
The agency said the lunar eclipse would begin on Monday, September 28 from 1:11am, and will be at its maximum by 3:47 am, with its final contact at 6:22am.
According to the statement 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,” it said.
It said, the lunar eclipse 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.
“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 agency said.