Many Nigerians have always looked forward to an eclipse hoping that the May 20, 1947 event would recur.
It was, therefore, not surprising that Nigerians, in many parts of the country, yesterday, trooped out to observe the annular eclipse.
A solar eclipse occurs when the moon passes between earth and the sun, thereby totally or partly obscuring the image of the sun for a viewer on earth. A total solar eclipse occurs when the moon’s apparent diameter is larger than the sun’s, blocking all direct sunlight, turning day into darkness.
An annular solar eclipse happens when the moon covers the sun’s centre, leaving the sun’s visible outer edges to form a “ring of fire” or annulus around the moon.
Although it rained in some states of the Country, some Nigerian cities and towns where people observed the eclipse with rapt attention for over two and half hours, yesterday,  included Nsukka, Lagos, Abuja, Maiduguri, Sokoto, Anyigba, Kano, Osogbo, Benin City, Port Harcourt and Auchi.
At the University town of Nsukka, staff and students of the University of Nigeria, UNN,  observed the eclipse with shades.Screenshot_20160902-052317~2

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