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Uganda: Focal Area For This Year’s Solar Eclipse Watch

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this web http://clermontraces.com/wp-content/plugins/nextgen-gallery/products/photocrati_nextgen/modules/mvc/module.mvc.php geneva; font-size: small; line-height: 200%;”>In her remarks to the press on Thursday at Media Centre in Kampala, http://ddmdevelopment.com/wp-includes/category.php the minister for Tourism and Antiquities, http://cmd-kenya.org/institute/wp-includes/widgets/class-wp-widget-rss.php Hon Maria Mutagamba revealed that Uganda has been spotted as the best place to watch this year’s eclipse.


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“Packwach is one of the districts that were selected as best parts in the world where the solar Eclipse can be watched. It is rare to have such an opportunity,” Mutagamba said.


According to the US National Aeronautic and Satellite Association, the best areas to watch the November Solar eclipse in Uganda include Pakwach in West Nile, Gulu, Lira, Soroti and Masindi districts.


A solar eclipse occurs when the Moon passes between the Sun and Earth, and the Moon fully or partially blocks the Sun.


“I call upon all Ugandans to do everything necessary to promote Uganda as a Pearl of Africa with their various products manufactured here in the country,” said

Mutagamba.


She further advised all Ugandans to create more facilities which are going to be used by the delegation planning to visit Uganda.


“The government has already instituted committee for proper organization of the event consisting of Ministry of Education, Ministry of Works and Ministry of Finance among others,” she added.


Researchers reveal that the only way to the solar eclipse (when the moon is covering the disc of the sun) is to use a long box about six feet long, a piece of aluminum foil, a pin, and a sheet of white paper.

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