Dr Felix Ale, Head of Media and Corporate Communications, made the disclosure in a statement made available to the News Agency of Nigeria (NAN) in Abuja.
According to Ale, the highest degree of obscurity of 33 per cent will be observed in the country during the natural occurrence in the southern part of Nigeria, particularly Port Harcourt, Uyo and Calabar.
He said that the lowest degree of obscurity would be about nine per cent in the northern part of Nigeria, particularly in Kebbi.
Ale noted that in the South-West, the level of obscurity would be 23 per cent at about 5.42 p.m. and 6.30 p.m.
“Meanwhile, the level of obscurity in Abuja, the Federal Capital City (FCT) will be 20 per cent between 4.54 p.m. and 6.30 p.m.,” he said.
He stressed that the solar eclipse would be observed across the nation, thereby making each part of the country a great site for viewing the eclipse at different degree of obscurity.
According to him, the solar disc will be covered by the moon as seen from the earth and the eclipse will be visible as much as there is clear sky without rain or cloud.