Expect solar eclipse on Sunday, NASRDA tells Nigerians

Tunde Ajaja

The National Space Research and Development Agency says there will be a partial solar eclipse on Sunday (tomorrow). It added that the eclipse would be visible across the country, with different degrees of totality and that there is no cause for alarm.

A statement by the agency’s Head of Media and Corporate Communications, Dr. Felix Ale, said the highest degree of obscurity during the natural occurrence would be observed in the southern part of the country, particularly in Port Harcourt, Uyo and Calabar, where it is expected to have about 33 per cent obscurity.

He added that the lowest degree of obscurity would be about nine per cent in the Northern part of the country, particularly in Kebbi State.

The statement partly read, “In the South-West, the level of obscurity will be about 23 per cent at about 5.42pm and 6.30pm, South-East will record 28 to 30 per cent between 4.45pm and 6.33pm while the level of obscurity in Abuja, the Federal Capital Territory will be about 20 per cent between 4.54 and 6.30pm.

“The partial solar eclipse will be observed across the nation, thereby making each part of the country a great site for viewing the eclipse at different degree of obscurity as the solar disc will be covered by the moon as seen from the earth and the eclipse will be visible in as much there is a clear sky without rain or cloud.”

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