Home / MuslimMatters / Announcements / Lunar Eclipse Today! Here is what to do

A total lunar eclipse occurs when the Earth passes between the sun and the moon, casting the moon completely in shadow. The eclipse will start at around 7:45 a.m. EST (4:45 a.m. PST, 1245 GMT), when the shadow of the moon inches across the lunar disk. The celestial show will be visible from parts of North America, with those in the western portions of Canada and the United States particularly well placed for the event. People in Alaska, Hawaii, Australia, New Zealand, and central and eastern Asia should also be able to catch sight of the reddened moon. (Space.com) Those who are able to see the eclipse should perform the special Sunnah prayer, known as Salat-al-Kusuf.

Lunar Eclipse Today! Here is what to do

Space.com

A total lunar eclipse occurs when the Earth passes between the sun and the moon, casting the moon completely in shadow. The eclipse will start at around 7:45 a.m. EST (4:45 a.m. PST, 1245 GMT), when the shadow of the moon inches across the lunar disk.

The celestial show will be visible from parts of North America, with those in the western portions of Canada and the United States particularly well placed for the event. People in Alaska, Hawaii, Australia, New Zealand, and central and eastern Asia should also be able to catch sight of the reddened moon. (Space.com)

Those who are able to see the eclipse should perform the special Sunnah prayer, known as ṣalāh-al-Kusuf.

Please read this previous MM article to remind yourself of the significance of this celestial event, and what the prayer entails.

This is a wonderful opportunity to engage in a prayer that is possible only a few times in your life. So depending on which side of the globe you are on take the time out for this prayer.

For more info:

NORTH AMERICA: Look Up! Lunar Eclipse Will Turn Moon Red Today (Space.com)

INDIA: Watch total lunar eclipse today (Zeenews.india.com)

PAKISTAN: Lunar Eclipse on December 10, 2011 (Chowrangi.com)

UK/EUROPE: Skywatchers await lunar eclipse (bbc.co.uk)

MALAYSIA/INDONESIA: Malaysians can observe total lunar eclipse today(theborneopost.com)

MIDDLE EAST: Celestial show today (kaleejtimes.com)

salat

About Aly Balagamwala

"Abu Ibrahym" Muhammad Aly Balagamwala (AKA DiscoMaulvi) joined the team of MM in 2011 as a blogger/writer and is currently the Team Lead for the Comments Team as well as a member of the Executive Shurah. Aly is an entrepreneur who was born and raised in Karachi, Pakistan where he currently resides. He became a practicing Muslim during the 4 years he spent at North Carolina State University getting a BS in Textile Chemistry (May Allah reward the wonderful community of Raleigh, NC for that). He is involved in various dawah and social projects including LiveDeen, AlKauthar Karachi, and Ihsaas Trust. He is easily accessible via Twitter or through his Public Page on Facebook where you can learn more about him. You can also visit his (mostly defunct) personal blog From The Pulpit ... Sermons of DiscoMaulvi and comment so he still feels like a Blogger. :)
Scroll To Top