As per the Space Research and Development Agency (NASRDA), Nigeria will join different nations of the world to encounter an all out lunar eclipse on Monday, Jan. 21, 2019.
Felix Alle, head, media & public communication of the organization, said this in an announcement on Friday.
A lunar eclipse is a heavenly occurrence where the moon seems darkened as it goes into the world’s shadow. It happens just when the sun & the moon are actually lined up with the earth between the 2.
“There will be a lunar eclipse over Nigeria on Monday, Jan. 21, 2019. The eclipse, expected to be total, will begin in the evening of Sunday and end on Monday.”
“The eclipse will start across Nigeria in the early hours of Monday at approximately 3:36 am to reach its maximum at 6:12am and end at about 6:43am. The total duration of the occurrence over Nigeria will be three hours and 15 minutes,” the announcement read.
Alle said the lunar eclipse would, by 4.33am, turn into a fractional overshadowing, where the moon would begin getting red.
He included that “at exactly 5.41am, a maximum eclipse of the moon which may be visible to human sight will be witnessed, while the moon eclipse is expected to end at 6.43am”. He stated that this current year’s eclipse would be the last to occur until 2021.