A second eclipse of the moon in 2020 … and that is why it is not prescribed to pray to it


Tomorrow Friday, the world will witness the second eclipse of the moon in The year 2020But it is a semi-shadow eclipse that cannot be seen with the naked eye, but rather through telescopes in the regions where the moon appears.

According to the Astronomical Research Institute, the regions in which it appears Lunar eclipseIt is Egypt, the Arab region, and the continent of Europe, except for the northern part of it, and the continent of Asia, except for northern and eastern Russia, the continent of Australia, Africa, eastern and southern South America, the western Pacific, Atlantic Ocean, Indian, and Antarctica.

4 times in 2020

Dr. Gad El-Qadi, head of the National Institute of Astronomical and Geophysical Research, said that the semi-shadow eclipse of the moon is expected to block 50% of the moon’s illumination, but it will not be seen with the naked eye.

The judge explained, during a telephone conversation with the program “Sabahk Masri” broadcast on the channel “MBC Egypt 2” today, Thursday, that the eclipse will start tomorrow at seven and 46 minutes in the evening and end at 11 and 24 minutes in the evening.

He pointed out that the phenomenon will be photographed and displayed on the website of the National Institute for Astronomical Research in broadcast online, in order to ensure social divergence within the precautionary measures taken by the state to prevent the emerging corona virus.

The judge said, that there will be an eclipse of the moon on July 5, and a fourth eclipse on November 30, meaning that The year 2020 Will testify Lunar eclipse 4 times.

Not a legitimate eclipse

For his part, Dr. Saad Al-Khathlan, Chairman of the Saudi Fiqh Association and a professor at the College of Sharia at Imam Muhammad bin Saud Islamic University, said that the expected eclipse tomorrow, Friday, is not an eclipse in the legal sense.

Through his page on Twitter, Al-Khathalan explained that he was a near-shadow eclipse, because he did not see with the naked eye, and accordingly, do not legislate. Eclipse prayer In this case.

A phenomenon occurs Lunar eclipse “Shadow-like of the moon”, when the sun, the earth, and the moon are in full planetary conjuncture (so they are total eclipses) or approximate “to be a partial eclipse”, and also when the Earth’s shadow blocks sunlight reflected from the moon in natural conditions.

It first appeared in 2020

The phenomenon of the semi-shadow eclipse of the moon appeared on January 10, 2020 for the first time this year. The shadow of the Earth was covered by approximately 90% of the moon’s surface, and was seen by Egypt and the Arab region.

He did not see Lunar eclipse The first in 2020 with the naked eye, but was monitored by telescopes in the regions where the moon appeared when an eclipse occurred (Europe, Arctic, Indian Ocean, Northwest North America, Eastern South America, most of Australia, West Pacific, Atlantic Ocean, Africa (Asia Continent).

What is the eclipse?

AndLunar eclipse The eclipse is two ritual verses of God, which God Almighty gives to them as a harbinger of his servants, and a reminder to them of his ability to them and of what is greater than them. The Almighty said: “And we do not send by signs except with fear.”

The sun was eclipsed during the era of the Messenger of God, may God’s prayers and peace be upon him, and that coincided with the death of his son Abraham, so people fought over it and said, but eclipsed his death, so the Prophet, may God’s prayers and peace be upon him, spoke to them, stating what is prescribed at the time of the occurrence of that divine verse: “The sun and the moon are two of The signs of God fear God for their worshipers, and they are not blaspheming for the death of anyone from the people, so if you see something of it, then you will see something.

Eclipse prayer

AndEclipse prayer A certain Sunnah is not obligatory, and some of them reported that there was consensus on it. Some scholars have said that it is obligatory.

It is two rak’ahs, in each rak’ah of two rak’ahs, it reads a long reading, then kneeling a long bowel, then it reads a long reading without the first reading, then kneeling bowing without the first kneeling, then he prostrates two long prostrations, and it is proven from him that he, may God bless him and grant him peace, said that he recited the recitation in it. And reciting al-Fatihah and what follows after the first rak’ah is a year, and the prayer is not invalidated by leaving it. You do not realize the rak’ah with the second rak’ah, rather you are aware of the first rak’ah Eclipse prayer He missed the rak’ah, and he must make it up.

Her prayers with the congregation are better, and it is permissible individually. There is nothing wrong with a woman praying the eclipse prayer in her home.

Prayer Lunar eclipse

The Prophet, may God’s prayers and peace be upon him, said: “The sun and the moon are two of the verses of God, they do not eclipse the death of one of the people or his life. Rather, they are two verses of God’s signs that God fears with His servants, so if you see that, then be afraid of the remembrance of God and his prayer and forgiveness.”

And we review supplications Lunar eclipse In the following:

– “Praise be to God, praise be always, pure, kind, blessed in it, filling the heavens and filling the earth, and filling what is between them, and filling whatever you like after that, deserving of what the servant said, and we are all yours.”

– «O God, I ask forgiveness and repent to you, the repentance of an unjust servant to himself, who has no harm, no benefit to himself, no death, no life, no publication.

– “O God, guide us to whomever I have guided, and we will be forgiven for those who have recovered, and we have taken care of those who have assumed, and bless us with what you have been given, and have been guided and distracted from us from the evil of what you have spent, we ask forgiveness and repent to you, but you would not have embraced you.”

– “Glory be to you, O God, your forgiveness, O God, Glory be to Him, who created night, day, sun, and moon, all in the orbit of glorifying Him, whoever praises Him all of His creatures, Glory be to Him, He has not worshiped You right of Your worship, Glory be to Him, He thanked You right to thank You.”


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