Saturday, November 2, 2013 |
by- NATION TEAM
Tourists, visitors and other astronomy enthusiast have been advised to use protective glasses to view the solar eclipse Sunday afternoon.
In Marsabit, the protective gear is being distributed to tourists and astronomers heading to Sibiloi National Park on the shores of Lake Turkana to view the total solar eclipse that is to last for about 15 seconds.
On Friday, Tourism Cabinet Secretary Phylis Kandie flagged off a caravan to Sibiloi. Saturday night she left for the UK on a tourism marketing venture.
She said astro-tourists and astro-enthusiasists were gathering at Sibiloi Park to get a perfect view Sunday.
Sibiloi is on the border of Turkana and Marsabit.
Ms Kandie said the total solar eclipse is a stunning once- in- a- lifetime sight and event, and Kenya is privileged to provide one of the best view points for this show of nature.
“Failure to use appropriate filtration may result in permanent eye damage or blindness,” said a statement from the National Aeronautics and Space Administration (NASA).
BY James Ngunjiri @mjngunjiri firstname.lastname@example.org and Francis Njenga @franknjenga1fnjenga@Ke.nationmedia.com