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The people of Central and Southern Africa will have a great chance to witness a partial solar eclipse today, Thursday 1 September, 2016

ECLIPSES IN LUSAKA, ZAMBIA

Max View in Lusaka is on Thursday, 1 September 2016, 10:45 ( http://www.timeanddate.com/eclipse/in/zambia/lusaka )

Global Type: Annular Solar Eclipse
Lusaka: Partial Solar Eclipse
Begins: Thu, 1 Sep 2016, 09:03
Maximum: Thu, 1 Sep 2016, 10:45
Ends: Thu, 1 Sep 2016, 12:36
Duration: 3 hours, 33 minutes

According to TimeandDate.com, this phenomenon is known as a Partial Solar Eclipse and happens when the Moon comes between the Sun and the Earth, but they don't align in a perfectly straight line. Because of this, the Moon only partially covers the Sun's disc.

The Sun looks like the Moon has taken a bite out of it. This is because the Moon casts the lighter, outer part of its shadow, the penumbra, on Earth.

ONLY AT NEW MOON

However, a new Moon is necessary for a partial solar eclipse to occur, but partial solar eclipses do not happen during every new Moon night.

This is because the plane of the Moon's orbital path around the Earth is inclined at an angle of 5° to the Earth's orbital plane (ecliptic) around the Sun. The points where the 2 orbital planes meet are called lunar nodes. Solar eclipses occur only when a new Moon takes place near a lunar node.

THREE PHASES

During a partial solar eclipse, the Moon's umbra completely misses the Earth. Everyone in the Moon's penumbra gets to see a partially eclipsed Sun. There are 3 distinct stages of a partial solar eclipse:

  • Partial solar eclipse begins: The Moon starts moving over the Sun's disc.
  • Maximum eclipse: The Moon partially covers the Sun. If you're somewhere in the eclipse's path, you'll see that the Moon appears to take a bite out of the Sun.
  • Partial solar eclipse ends: The Moon stops covering the Sun.

PROTECT YOUR EYES!

Never look directly at the Sun, eclipsed or otherwise, without any protective eyewear. The Sun’s UV radiation can burn the retinas in the eyes leading to permanent damage or even blindness.

The only way to safely watch a total solar eclipse is to wear protective eclipse glasses or to project an image of the eclipsed Sun using a pinhole projector.

A Seventh - Day Adventist (SDA) Church Silozi hymn book has been launched on Google Play Store and can be freely downloaded for the Android platform.

The electronic SDA Silozi hymn book is a creation of Bro. Agbonaye Osaru of SARU TECH at the request of Mr & Mrs Stephens Wamu Mukwasiyo of Mountain View SDA Church, Sesheke East District of the West Zambia Field.

The app is not for sale as it has been developed as a gift from God through SARU TECH to the children of God in the West Zambia Field and Zambezi (Caprivi) Field of Namibia, Seventh – Day Adventist Church. This should be great news to all the people of Barotseland, Zambia, Zimbabwe, Namibia, Botswana, Lesotho, South Africa, and Angola, and to all those who understand the Silozi language or indeed anyone who wishes to evangelize and spread the gospel of Christ through song.

Comments on the app are, therefore, solicited and could be directed to Mr Mukwasiyo via Email at This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it.

Courtesy of Barotseland Watchdog

We have a leading researcher in UK Dr. Lubinda Mbundi (Prof) who has made various breakthroughs in the medical field in the UK. In picture receiving a PhD was a family affair for Lubinda Mbundi, one of the first students to benefit from the University of Brighton’s Pestalozzi Scholarship Scheme.

Three generations of family were on hand at the Brighton Dome to help him celebrate – his mother Precious, his wife Jana and their four-year-old daughter Masiwa.

Also, present to congratulate him was Professor Matteo Santin, Professor of Tissue Regeneration in the School of Pharmacy and Biomolecular Sciences, and Mr Brian Jones, Chief Executive of Orthopaedic Research UK, the charity which funds high-quality research into orthopaedic science, and which sponsored Lubinda’s research.

Lubinda’s Phd was awarded in recognition of a programme of work entitled “Nanostructured biocompetent biomaterials for early diagnosis and treatment of osteoporotic fractures.”

His research focused on the diagnosis and treatment of bone tumours and fractures in the least invasive way possible. The materials developed in his work specifically target diseased tissue, act as the drug and are traceable. Orthopaedic Research UK has supported a patent application to cover the technology and they are interested in its future translation into clinics.

Lubinda, who first studied for a degree in Biomedical Science at Brighton, recently took up a Post-Doctoral position at the Blond McIndoe Foundation Research Centre based at Queen Victoria Hospital in East Grinstead, which has strong research links with university.

Dr. Lubinda Mbundi, a postdoctoral scientist employed by Blond McIndoe, working on biomaterials. Pictured with assistant provincial grand master Colin Scourfield and provincial grand master Kenneth Thomas. Picture: Eastgrinstead
Dr. Lubinda Mbundi, a postdoctoral scientist employed by Blond McIndoe, working on biomaterials. Pictured with assistant provincial grand master Colin Scourfield and provincial grand master Kenneth Thomas. Picture: Eastgrinstead

 

Dr. Lubinda Mbundi, his wife Jana and their four-year-old daughter Masiwa as well as his mother Precious
Dr. Lubinda Mbundi, his wife Jana and their four-year-old daughter Masiwa as well as his mother Precious

 

Professor Lubinda Mbundi with Professor Matteo Santin and Mr. Brian Jones
Professor Lubinda Mbundi with Professor Matteo Santin and Mr. Brian Jones (left)

 

Dr. Lubinda Mbundi
Dr. Lubinda Mbundi

Elizabeth Holmes dropped out of Stanford University at 19 and, using cash her parents had saved for tuition, founded Theranos, a company that would change the way millions of Americans get their blood tested.

With a tiny pin prick and self-contained sample, her idea made her America’s youngest self-made female billionaire at 30 years old. Her reinvented blood test will soon be offered at certified labs within every Walgreens pharmacy, expanding the already significant number of labs currently in operation.

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