Nigeria will experience annular eclipse on September 1

Nigeria is set to experience an annular solar eclipse that will be visible all over the country on September 1.


The phenomenon is expected between 7:15 a.m. and 10:03 a.m on Thursday, September 1.

This information which was provided by the National Space Research and Development Agency (NASRDA) yesterday, August 16 informed Nigerians that the annular eclipse would be observed as a partial or near total eclipse across the country. 

This was contained in a statement released to the media by the head of media and corporate communications of NASRDA, Dr Felix Ale. 
According to the statement, the highest degree of obscurity during this natural occurrence will be in the southern part of the country particularly in Lagos where it is expected to have 80 per cent obscurity while the lowest degree of obscurity will be about 45 per cent and this will be observed in the northern part of the country, particularly in Sokoto. Abuja is expected to be about 60 per cent.

The annular eclipse would be observed as a partial or near total eclipse across the country.

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