Moon Eclipse

June 26, 2010 by Post Team 

Moon Eclipse:KUALA LUMPUR, June 26 (PL) – Muslims are encouraged to perform khusuf (eclipse) optional prayers in connection with a partial eclipse of the moon tonight.

Islamic Development Department (Jakim) officer Mohd Noor Islamic Affairs assistant Syarizal Nunar said the eclipse prayer can be done after Maghrib (sunset) prayers either individually or in congregation.

He said Muslims were invited to play khusuf optional prayers, which would be accompanied by a special sermon lunar eclipse, the National Mosque and the Mosque of Putrajaya.

The partial lunar eclipse will begin with a penumbra (shadow) phase at 16:57 and reaches the maximum eclipse at 19:30 before they are expected to end at 22:22, according to the National Space Agency (Angkasa) .

Meanwhile, the public could observe the partial lunar eclipse of the National Planetarium here 19:38 to 22:20.

According to the website Angkasa, telescopes will be provided free of charge during the partial eclipse of the moon observation 20:00 to 22:00.

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