The National Space Research and Development Agency (NASRDA) announced on Thursday that there will be a lunar eclipse on Monday September 28 and it would be observed in Nigeria.
The agency said in a statement that the eclipse would begin on Monday September 28, 2015 from 1:11am, and will be at its maximum by 3:47 am, with its final contact by 6:22am.
NASRDA’s deputy director public affairs, Dr Felix Ale, in the statement said the lunar eclipse is an astronomical event that occurs when the earth comes in-between the sun and the moon, and the earth cast its shadow on the moon, so that the moon appear reddish.
The statement read:
“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.
“However, the lunar eclipse will 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.”