Nigerians across the country will experience total lunar eclipse or rather blood moon tomorrow, Friday, July 27, 2018.
A ‘blood moon’ happens when Earth’s moon is in full eclipse and has no special astronomical significance, rather, the view in the sky is striking as the usually whitish moon becomes red or ruddy-brown, Guardian reports.
According to the Science News, Nigeria will experience total lunar eclipse, which would be fully visible in Lagos. The celestial events have been confirmed by the National Space Research and Development Agency (NASRDA) Abuja and the United States National Aeronautic Space Agency (NASA).
The space agency said Nigeria, like most of Africa, the Middle East, southern Asia and the Indian Ocean region would witness a total Lunar Eclipse on the 27th of July 2018. Head media and corporate communications of the Agency, Dr. Felix Ale, told newsmen:
“The Eclipse in Nigeria will start around 6:44 pm as partial eclipse and developed into a total eclipse around 7:30 pm.
The Eclipse is expected to reach its peak around 9:21 pm and wane from then until the eclipse ends around 12:30 am of the 28th of July 2018.
“The total Eclipse will last for about 1 hour and 43 minutes, making it the longest total Lunar Eclipse of the 21st century.