Saturday, January 19, 2019

Nigeria To Experience Lunar Eclipse On Monday Jan 21, 2019

Lunar Eclipse
The National Space Research and Development Agency (NASRDA) has announced that Nigeria will experience a total lunar eclipse on Monday along with other countries of the world.

The Head, Media and Public Communications of the agency, Felix Alle, announced this in a statement on Friday.

He said 'lunar eclipse occurs only when the sun, earth and moon are exactly aligned with the earth between the two. 

"There will be lunar eclipse over Nigeria on Monday, Jan 21, 2019.

"The eclipse will start across Nigeria in the early hours of Monday at approximately 3.36am to reach its maximum at 6.12am and end at about 6.51am. "The total duration of the occurrence over Nigeria will be three hours and 15 minutes."

The communications officer stated that the eclipse is expected to take place across North, South America, Western Europe, North and West Africa and Asia. He said that this year's total lunar eclipse would be the last eclipse to be experienced until 2021.


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