National Space Research and Development Agency (NSRDA) has urged the
public not to panic over the Annular Eclipse which will be experienced
between the hours of 7:15am and 10:03am on Thursday, September 1 with
slight variations in actual timing across the country.
press statement by the Head of Media and Corporate Communications, Dr
Felix Ale, the Agency appealed to the general public not to panic or
adduce any mystical interpretations to this event, urging them not to
observe the eclipse with Naked eyes, as this can cause damage.
to the statement, in the Federal Capital Territory Abuja, there will be
a partial eclipse, with an obscurity of 60 per cent, and the first
contact at about 7:17am, with maximum eclipse at 8:32am and end at
Also, Lagos will experience its first contact
with the eclipse at 7:15am, with a maximum eclipse occurring at 8:32am
and ending at about 10:00am.
The Agency has arranged a
viewing centre tomorrow to enable members of the public, pupils and
students from various schools to view the eclipse using specially
designed viewing instruments provided by the space Agency.
viewing centre which has been set up by the Agency will be open to the
public on Thursday 1st September, 2016 from 6:45am for school pupils and
students to observe the annular eclipse as part of its continuous
programmes to expose Nigerians and students to matters concerning