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discount geneva; color: #333333;”>Museveni’s Special Communications Assistant, Sarah Kagingo said Saturday: “Uganda is one of the privileged countries that will witness the total and partial eclipse. The Chief Viewer, President Yoweri Museveni has, this afternoon, camped near the point.”
Museveni will officiate the opening of a monument to mark this historical event.
The function has started with prayers from various religions in Uganda and will continue with a number of activities like exhibition up to Eclipse event.
The State Minister for Health, Sarah Opendi assured visitors of enough health facilities in place but cautioned on using unauthorized objects to view the eclipse.
“Items like color films, black and white films with no silver, photographic negatives with images, binoculars, telescopes and sun glasses shouldn’t be used because they don’t filter light but instead items like compact discs, floppy disks, welders’ glasses and pinhole cameras can be used for proper viewing of the eclipse,” warned Opendi.
The State Minister further dismissed allegations that basins with water could be used for solar viewing noting that it is not safe.
The event has attracted several international eclipse trackers to Uganda.
According to research by NASA, the last eclipse of the kind last occurred on March 16 1466 making it the seventh to occur since the birth of Jesus Christ.
This year’s eclipse will be viewed in Pakwach, Arua, Soroti, Masindi and Gulu with Owiny Primary School having the best views.