Penumbral Lunar Eclipse: 16 September 2016In: General
A Lunar Eclipse occurs when the Moon passes through the shadow of the Earth. For this to happen the Sun, Earth, and Moon must be closely aligned with the Moon and the Moon located furthest from the Sun. There are a few different types of Lunar Eclipse that are determined by where the moon is in relationship to the shadow of the Earth.
A Penumbra Eclipse occurs when the moon only enters the Penumbra area of the Earth’s shadow. The Penumbra is a region of the shadow that is not completely obsured from the rays of the sun. This lighter shadow is a result of the relative size of the Sun to the Earth.
This type of Eclipse causes the moon to only darken slightly when viewed from earth and is one of the less dramatic Lunar eclipse.
The next Penumbral Eclipse will occur on Friday 16th September 2016.
Penumbral Eclipse begins on 16th September at 17:54 (UK Time)
Maximum Eclipse is at 19:54 (UK Time)
Penumbral Eclipse ends at 21:53 (UK Time)
After seeking guidance from Agha’s offices, Salaatul Ayaat is NOT obligatory during a Penumbral Eclipse.