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Nigerians to Witness Total Lunar Eclipse on May 16

Nigeria and some African countries are to witness first total lunar eclipse of the year on May 16 according to the astronomy research group of the University of Nigeria, Nsukka.

The group lead, Professor Augustine Ubachukwu who made this known, says the eclipse is expected to start in Nigeria around 2.30 am, reaching a maximum at 5.11 am, and ends at 6.30 am.

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The second total lunar eclipse, according to the professor, is expected on November 8 this year.

An eclipse is an astronomical event that occurs when an astronomical object or spacecraft is temporarily obscured by passing into the shadow of another body or by having another body pass between it and the viewer.

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