There will be Total Lunar Eclipse Today in North and South America and Australia — NASRDA

The National Space Research and Development Agency (NASRDA) has said there will be an astronomical event in April 2014, known as a total Lunar Eclipse.

In a statement by the Deputy Director, Media and Corporate Communications of the agency, Mr Felix Ale, the astronomical event, described as a lunar eclipse, will take place today, April 15, 2014, at about 8:44pm Nigerian time. It is expected to last for 77 minutes that is from 8.07pm to 9.24pm.

On Tuesday, April 15, there will be a total lunar eclipse that will turn the moon a coppery red, NASA says. It's called a blood moon, and it's one of four total eclipses that will take place in North America within the next year and a half. Pictured here is a blood moon seen over Gaza City in March 2007.

Although the eclipse will not be visible in Africa, it will however be visible to those in the North and South America and Australia.
In the same vein, there will be an Annular Solar Eclipse which is expected to occur on April 29, 2014 at 7:16 West African Time.

The eclipse will begin from off the coast of South Africa through the Antarctica, to the coast of Australia. However, in view of its spread, it will be visible to South Africa from the African continent.

It will be recalled that Nigeria experienced partial solar eclipse on November 3, 2013.

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