Nairobi is today set for a partial solar eclipse lasting for more than 3 hours hours. It is estimated to start at 10am and end at 13:38.
The partial eclipse will be visible within a radius of 270km from Nairobi.
A solar eclipse happens when the moon passes between the sun and the earth, thereby totally or partly obscuring the image of the Sun for a viewer on Earth.
Nairobi will be lucky to see anything, considering the current cloudy weather. You need a clear sky to be able to see the eclipse.
Kenya witnessed a total eclipse in 2013 in Turkana. The event lasted for a mere 15 seconds.
It is dangerous to view the eclipse with naked eyes as the sun’s ultra violate radiation can burn the retinas leading to blindness.