Wednesday, November 28, 2012

Penumbral Lunar Eclipse

GBP 28 Nov 2012 (Sumber:
A Penumbral Lunar Eclipse will take place on November 28, 2012, the second of two lunar eclipses in 2012 and the last for this year. People in Alaska, Hawaii, New Zealand, Australia, and most of Asia can see the eclipse.
In Indonesia where i lived this eclipse will take place starting at 19:14 pm and ended at 23:51 pm . Months in the eastern sky at an altitude of about 20 degrees. The whole area of ​​Indonesia can witness this phenomenon from start to finish. In general, the appearance of penumbral eclipse is not so special because of the change is the reduced brightness of the full moon. There will be no shadows on the Moon disc as in partial or total eclipse of the Moon. But in almost all parts of the later eclipse the Moon entered Earth's penumbra. But the change will be easily seen after 2/3 the moon has entered the penumbra, which occurred at about 21-22 pm.
In accordance with the guidance of the Prophet Muhammad, Muslims are encouraged to pray sunna eclipse. Moreover, Muslims are encouraged to multiply dhikr, prayer, seek forgiveness, repentance, charity, and other virtues deeds.  
 إِنَّ الشَّمْسَ وَالقَمَرَ آيَتَانِ مِنْ  آيَاتِ اللَّهِ ، لاَ  يَخْسِفَانِ لِمَوْتِ أَحَدٍ وَلاَ لِحَيَاتِهِ ، فَإِذَا رَأَيْتُمْ ذَلِكَ ، فَادْعُوا اللَّهَ ، وَكَبِّرُوا وَصَلُّوا وَتَصَدَّقُ

 "Indeed, solar and lunar eclipses do not occur because of the death or birth of a human being. Then when you see the eclipse, pray to God you guys, takbir, Pray, and do charity!" (Narrated by Bukhari and Muslim)

Since the eclipse Sunnah prayer performed only when there is an eclipse, it's fair if many Muslims who do not know the procedure for its implementation. Prayer eclipses, both solar and lunar eclipses, more particularly done in Jama'ah. although perform the prayer in Jama'ah not including the main condition of his prayer is valid ( sah ). When approaching the implementation of the eclipse prayer, let muezzin echoed by lafazh "Assholaatu jaami'ah".

Here's your quick guide to the Sunnah prayers procedures of the eclipse.
1. Stand facing the Qiblah, takbiratul ihram, reciting prayers istiftah, ta'awudz read, read al-Fatihah, and reading the long, roughly about one letter al-Baqarah.
2. Takbir, bowing in a long time.
3. Reading 'sami'allahu liman hamidahu Rabbana lakal hamdu', stand back, and read ta'awudz and al-Fatihah, then read a long letter, but the levels are shorter than a letter read during the first stand.
4. Takbir, bowing in a long time, but shorter than bowing to the first.
5. Reading 'sami'allahu liman hamidahu Rabbana lakal hamdu', stand back (i'tidal)
6. Takbir, then bowed, then sat between the two prostrations ( sujud ), then prostrate.
7. Takbir, raka'at stand up for a second, just as the movement moves on raka'at first, but levels of reading letters shorter length.
8. After tasyahud late last greeting.

Hadiths about the eclipse prayer shows that the timeframe is from eclipse to eclipse ends. 

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