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Nigeria And Some African Countries To Witness 1st Lunar Eclipse Of 2022

Chimmeli Precious (Ụmụnna TV) 

Prof. Augustine Ubachukwu, Astronomy Research Group Lead, University of Nigeria Nsukka, Enugu State, said that Nigeria and some African countries would witness the first total Lunar eclipse of the year by May 16.

In an interview on Wednesday with the News Agency of Nigeria (NAN), Ubachukwu said the second eclipse is expected to occur on Nov. 8.

According to him, a larger moon than usual full Moon will enter the centre of Earth’s shadow for well over 80 minutes.

He also said that lunar eclipse is a safe event to view with the naked eyes as long as you’re in a safe environment unlike a solar eclipse, which requires specially made glasses to view. 

He added that the dominant colour of light seen on the Moon for the duration will be red.

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