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Thursday, 26 July 2018

Nigeria To Experience Total Lunar Eclipse On Friday

The leader of Astronomy and Astrophysics Research Group of the University of Nigeria, Nsukka, Prof. Augustine Ubachukwu, said on Thursday Nigeria would experience a spectacular total lunar eclipse on Friday night.

Ubachukwu told the News Agency of Nigeria (NAN) in Abuja that the lunar eclipse would last one
hour.

He said: “Nigeria is set to experience a very spectacular total lunar eclipse on Friday, July 27, weather permitting.

“It will be visible from 9:30.p.m. and last till 11: 22 p.m.

“This total lunar eclipse will be primarily visible from the world’s Eastern Hemisphere, which are Europe, Africa, Asia, Australia and New Zealand.

“Part of South America will be able to watch the final stages of the eclipse just after sunset on July 27.

“New Zealand will catch the beginning stages of the eclipse before sunrise on July 28.

“It will be the century’s longest total lunar eclipse with a whopping one hour and 43 minutes in totality.

“It starts with a partial eclipse at 7:24 p.m. The total eclipse begins at 8.30 p.m., and ends at 10.13 p.m. The peak of the eclipse will occur at 9.22 p.m. The partial eclipse ends at 11.19 p.m.”

Ubachukwu observed that a lunar eclipse could occur only on the night of a full moon.

- NAN

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