The Kenya Metrological Department has announced that the populace of Nairobi will this morning Thursday, December 26, witness the Annular Solar Eclipse
An annular eclipse occurs when the moon passes directly in front of the Sun while trying to cover it completely.
However, the moon does not completely cover the sun leaving a ring of the sun around it
The eclipse will occur from 6;37 am to 7:04 am
According to the Department, the moon will be close to the center of the sun at 6:37 am. The sun would be close to the horizon
Individuals wishing to watch the eclipse are advised to use protective gear and avoid looking at the sun directly.
Other parts of the World such as India will also witness the Annular Eclipse
It will occur Thursday from ⏲️ 6:37 am -7:04 am, Nairobi
Moon🌕 will be closest to the center of the Sun ☀️ 6:37 am
— Kenya Met Department (@MeteoKenya) December 25, 2019