Witness the Penumbral Lunar Eclipse on the 14th Night of Ramadhan 2024!

Halo Young Muslim, prepare to witness a special celestial phenomenon during the month of Ramadhan this year! On March 25, 2024, coinciding with the 14th night of Ramadhan, a Penumbral Lunar Eclipse will take place.


What is a Penumbral Lunar Eclipse?

A Penumbral Lunar Eclipse occurs when the Moon enters the penumbra of the Earth. The penumbra is the lighter part of the Earth's shadow, so the Moon will not be completely blocked. During this eclipse, the Moon will appear slightly dimmer and have a grayish hue.


When and Where Can the Penumbral Lunar Eclipse be Seen?

The Penumbral Lunar Eclipse will be visible in the following regions:

  • North America: Western parts of North America
  • South America: Entire continent
  • Europe: Entire continent
  • Africa: Western and Northern parts
  • Asia: Western and Central parts

The best time to observe the eclipse will depend on your location. In general, the eclipse will be visible during the night.


Tips for Observing the Penumbral Lunar Eclipse:

  • Find a location with a clear view of the sky and away from light pollution.
  • Use a telescope or binoculars for a better view of the Moon.
  • Take pictures of the eclipse with a camera.
  • Learn more about lunar eclipses before the event occurs.
  • Don't forget to perform the lunar eclipse prayer if you are able to see the eclipse with your naked eye.

Lunar Eclipse Prayer: A Sunnah Practice Full of Virtue

The Lunar Eclipse Prayer is a sunnah prayer that is recommended to be performed when a lunar eclipse occurs. This prayer is a form of gratitude and admiration for the greatness of Allah SWT.


How to Perform the Lunar Eclipse Prayer (Salat Khusuf):

  • It is recommended to take a shower, make a dua, recite takbir, and give charity before the prayer.
  • There are two rak'ahs in the prayer, each with two stands and two ruk'us.
  • It is recommended to recite Surah Al-Baqarah or a similar surah in the first rak'ah. Then, recite Ali Imran in the next standing position.
  • It is recommended to recite the tasbih during ruk'u and sujud with elongation.
  • It is recommended to perform the prayer loudly (jahr).
  • It is recommended to deliver a sermon after the prayer.


When to Perform the Lunar Eclipse Prayer:

The Lunar Eclipse Prayer can be performed while the eclipse is in progress. The exact time can be found in the prayer schedule or mosque announcements.

However, for the lunar eclipse that occurs on Monday, March 25, 2024, it is not recommended to perform the sunnah khusuf prayer if you do not see the eclipse with your naked eye.

Let us make the most of this opportunity to witness the incredible power and artistry of Allah SWT. Share this information with your friends and family, and prepare to be amazed by the wonders of the universe!