Nigerians To Experience End Of The World On Sunday As Partial Solar Eclipse Hits Africa

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Oct 29, 2013 – Nigerians To Experience End Of The World On Sunday As Partial Solar Eclipse Hits Africa

NASRDA, Nigeria’s National Space Research and Development Agency has made a partial solar eclipse occurrence prediction for different part of Nigeria on Sunday November 3rd, 2013.

According to Professor Seidu Mohammed, the DG of the agency, eclipse is an astronomical event that occurs when an astronomical object is temporarily obscured.

This occurs either by passing into the shadow of another body or by having another body pass between it and the viewer as seen from the earth.

Mohammed advised Nigerians not to panic unnecessarily as nothing untoward would happen on that day.

“These things are natural phenomena; Nigerians should not be afraid; the agency has responsibility to the nation, hence the reason for the early warning signal,” he said.

Mohammed said that the partial eclipse would not affect the airspace but advised Nigerians not to think that the world would come to an end because of the occurrence.

Prof. Opara Fidelis, Director, Centre for Basic Space Science, said that different parts of the country would witness the eclipse at different times of the day.

He said that for instance, Abuja would witness it at 1p.m., Lagos, 12:30 p m.; Kano, 1.07 p m. and Enugu, 1.04 p.m.

Fidelis, however, advised Nigerians to wear sunglasses to view the occurrence, adding that the glasses would protect their eyes from damage that might arise.

Meanwhile, the NASDRA director-general said that the agency would provide such glasses for some Nigerians, especially children and selected Nigerians.

He said that the entire African continent would be affected by the partial eclipse, while some other parts of the world would witness total eclipse.

Mohammed urged Nigerians to go about their normal businesses as such occurrences happened occasionally.

The same occurrence is expected in April 2014, March 2015 and Sept 2016.

[NAN, NASRDA]

24 thoughts on “Nigerians To Experience End Of The World On Sunday As Partial Solar Eclipse Hits Africa

  1. @uncleaty,you just made me make a fool of myself before my co workers by laughing uncontrollable,I wish you are here in person to tell them what you said and why is your problem.my dear don’t worry is not a big deal and you might not notice it unless you stare at the sun,because is not the total black out since the Sun will not be completely covered,but is advisable to look at the Sun without protection.Am sure you will get your every wish before the end of the year.Thanks for this laugh.

  2. @obi,pls you people should stop killing me with laughter,I don’t want to be sack yet from my job.my patients are now uncomfortable from my laughter I still can’t stop.mere mu ebere biko.

  3. like play like play Lord Jesus Christ will apear to judge the world he created one day and no scientist can predict the day he will come. My advice to you people on this forum is to make yourselves ready for his coming by confessing your sins to him and asking him to forgive you and then go and sin no more. May the truth about LORD JESUS CHRISTand MAKING HEAVEN AT LAST be in your heart, may you live the days of your life in merriment, and remember your duty to LORD JESUS CHRIST while there is still time, for under this sun nothing is profitable only that which you do for LORD JESUS while there is still time in hope to get your reward when you get to heaven is what i have foud to be GREAT GAIN..

  4. Why should you call a normal astronomical event “End Of The World”? What’s very normal and amazing in other parts of the world becomes end of the world in Nigeria! Fear will drive you knowhere Oh!

  5. Is only ppl lik us dat studied science in schul get it others jst dnt panic jst follow instru of puting sunglass 4ur own good tnks NAN

  6. Dis headline sev is to scary huuuuuh i begi jooo ud beta change it pple go die b4 dia tym wit diz headlin i tel u..plz do so

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