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Eclipse Live Blog

9/1/2016 9:26:0 #annulareclipse @daily_trust reader Pharrell @Daddyomish said "#AnnularEclipse. #Abuja" pic.twitter.com/v4xGZeaUxv — Bamas Sinach Victori (@BamasVicToria) September 1, 2016 9/1/2016 9:10:35 @daily_trust @daily_trust Here in…

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And some readers have turned the eclipse into fountain of fun.

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Ademola Adebayo says today’s early morning heavy clouds seem to have prevented spectators from clearly seeing the annular eclipse.

"Nevertheless, spectators here especially those of the younger generation are fulfilled to have witnessed this once in a while scientific occurrence," he adds.

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Parts of the country will witness the eclipse at slightly different times. Niger and Kano have already begun seeing more of it.

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In this photographs by Opeyemi Kehinde, clouds gathered over Karu, Nasarawa for nearly half an hour as residents waited to witness the eclipse.

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The director-general of the space agency says, "We hope the annular eclipse will teach our children who are aspiring scientists to be able to appreciate earth science."

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According to officials, the maximum eclipse will occur by 8:15am. Ademola quotes officials as saying "The eclipse is simply a scientific phenomenon with no religious or ethnical belief attached to it."

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Educationist Olajide Olunoiki sounds a warning about viewing an eclipse without eye protection.

“Eclipse is injurious to naked eyes, we strongly advice that parents should keep their children and wards from observing the eclipse without solar eye filters.

“This is because children are very curious and it is advisable to get them the eye filters before the eclipse or keep them away during the eclipse time.

“There is no cure to injured eyes and it is sinister. If you don’t want to go out, stay indoors. The working class should also avoid looking at the eclipse without the solar glasses for those who can afford it,’’ he said.
 

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A lesson in optics. In this video clip shot by Ademola Adebayo, officials of the National Space Research and Development explain to gathered anxious watchers how an eclipse occurs.

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Adebayo says this solar is first for many. And many are anxiously to witness it.

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Eclipses occur when the moon passes between the Earth and the sun.

In this position, the moon temporarily blocks out the sun.

In a total eclipse, the moon wholly blocks out the path of the sun.

In an annular eclipse, the moon’s path gradually creeps up on the sun by degrees.

When it is directly in front of the sun, the sun’s outer edge is still visible.

In this position, it forms a "ring of fire".

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Ademola Adebayo at the National Space Research and Development Centre has encountered hundreds of young and old come to watch the eclipse

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Here is what the sky looks like this morning, and the eclipse is already on as predicted

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You would not know by looking up at the sky that an eclipse is on. But it is on.

You just want to see it, but experts advise against looking directly at the sun.

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Spectators have gathered at the National Space Research and Development Centre to witness an annular eclipse that’s just about started.

It will be the first for many, says correspondent Ademola Adebayo.

The eclipse is predicted to last from 7am to 10am.

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