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Sheikh Hussain Yee: Khutbah Solat Al-Khusuf (Moon Eclipse)

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Blood Moon Timelapse video: Total lunar eclipse turns moon red (Video)

info-pictogram1 Parts of the world including the Americas and Australia witnessed the first of four total eclipses. The lunar eclipses will take place roughly every six months for the next two years, known as ‘tetrad’. This is very rare and the next one will be in 2032.

ECLIPSE ABOVE THE CLOUDS (IMAGE)

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As seen from the Earth, a solar eclipse occurs when the Moon passes between the Sun and Earth, and the Moon fully or partially blocks (“occults”) the Sun. This can happen only at new moon, when the Sun and the Moon are in conjunction as seen from Earth in an alignment referred to as syzygy. In a total eclipse, the disk of the Sun is fully obscured by the Moon. Inpartial and annular eclipses only part of the Sun is obscured.

There are four types of solar eclipses:

  • total eclipse: Occurs when the dark silhouette of the Moon completely obscures the intensely bright light of the Sun, allowing the much fainter solar corona to be visible. During any one eclipse, totality occurs at best only in a narrow track on the surface of Earth.
  • An annular eclipse: Occurs when the Sun and Moon are exactly in line, but the apparent size of the Moon is smaller than that of the Sun. Hence the Sun appears as a very bright ring, or annulus, surrounding the dark disk of the Moon.
  • hybrid eclipse (also called annular/total eclipse): Shifts between a total and annular eclipse. At certain points on the surface of Earth it appears as a total eclipse, whereas at other points it appears as annular. Hybrid eclipses are comparatively rare.
  • partial eclipse: Occurs when the Sun and Moon are not exactly in line and the Moon only partially obscures the Sun. This phenomenon can usually be seen from a large part of Earth outside of the track of an annular or total eclipse. However, some eclipses can only be seen as a partial eclipse, because the umbra passes above the Earth’s polar regions and never intersects Earth’s surface.