Africa: Zambia to Experience total Lunar Eclipse Today says Tourism Minister


Zambia Minister of Tourism and Arts, Roland Chitotela has revealed the country is set to experience another Lunar Eclipse 19 years after the African country had its first experience in 2001.

The minister said the Lunar eclipse will take place on June 5th 2020 saying the country will have the best view of the eclipse.

In a statement, Chitotela said the Lunar eclipse will be experienced once again and Zambia will experience it in totality.

“Lusaka, Central, Southern and Copperbelt Provinces will have the best view. I therefore I encourage fellow Zambians and those across our boarders and international Tourists to come and experience the meeting of the sun and the moon tomorrow June 5, 2020 from 19:45 Hours” Chitotela said.

According to, first eclipse was visible from a narrow corridor in the southern Atlantic Ocean and southern Africa, including Angola, Zambia, Zimbabwe, Mozambique, the southern tip of Malawi, and Madagascar.

A partial eclipse was seen from the much broader path of the Moon’s penumbra, including eastern South America and most of Africa.

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