The National Space Research and Development Agency (NASRDA), has said that a lunar eclipse will occur in Nigeria on Monday, September 28.
The agency in a statement signed by its deputy director, media and corporate communications, Felix Ale on Wednesday, September 9, in Abuja, said the lunar eclipse would begin on Monday, September 28 from 1.11 am, and will be at its maximum by 3.47 am, with its final contact at 6.22 am.
The lunar eclipse is an astronomical event that occurs when the earth comes in-between the sun and the moon, and the earth casts its shadow on the moon, so that the moon appears reddish.
In some regions around the world where the lunar eclipse will be observed, it is called the blood moon.
The statement reads: “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.
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.”
The agency has advised Nigerians not to panic, as the astronomical event will last for 5 hours 11 minutes.