Lunar Eclipse event/Mars Opposition

We had the opportunity to experience the Total Lunar eclipse on Friday, July 27, 2018. The event held at Jabi Lake Park in Abuja, Nigeria. It was interesting to see Mars at its closest to Earth in 15 years. There was heavy rainfall earlier in the day and the skies remained cloudy for the whole day. This had a negative impact on our viewing but, we had a glimpse of the eclipse for about 5 minutes till the clouds covered the moon.

Jupiter, Venus and Mars appeared brightly on our horizon per time before cloud cover took its toll. We had several visitors and enthusiasts that came over and learned about the Lunar eclipse and Mars opposition. Some of them indicated keen interest in joining our team. One People, One Sky.

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Onuche Henry Ogu

Research Engineer with the National Space Research & Development Agency and part of the project team of Astronomers without Borders Nigeria

One thought on “Lunar Eclipse event/Mars Opposition”

  1. Really, it Was a day to remember. Good team spirit. One people*one sky…. Special appreciate to DSA, Aiteo, Awb, vixens, celestron,basser and old and New members. Good bless Nigeria/ awbworldwide.

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