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.

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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.

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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.