This entry has nothing to do with the Heroes series. I was supposed to write this entry during the lunar eclipse last week. By the way, this entry is about eclipse sightings, the next eclipse in Kuala Lumpur as well as the eclipse prayer.
My First Total Solar Eclipse – Saturday, 22nd August 1998
It happen 10 days before my UPSR exam. I went to school for an extra class on Saturday. About 11am, while sitting in the class, some students rush to the end of the corridor on the 4th floor. For the first time in my life, its one of the unique and special phenomenon. At that time, it was a total solar eclipse. My friend told me to look at the sun behind the KODAK negative film.
After that, I’ve couldn’t recall any exciting eclipse events in my life. And ten years later, among the noted eclipse..
- Total Solar Eclipse – Monday, 1st August 2008
But its not in Malaysia. It in China. I bet you must remembered about the Olympics Beijing.
- Partial Solar Eclipe – Monday, 26th January 2009
It was the on the Chinese New Year celebration.
- Penumbral Lunar Eclipse – 9th February 2009
It was a Thaipusam celebration and a massive annual congestion can be experienced at MRR2.
- Partial Solar Eclipse – 27 January 623
According to the Sirah of Prophet Muhammad p.b.u.h., during his son Ibrahim died, there was a solar eclipse.
(About.com and Wikipedia.org)
I wonder why there’s no Eclipse (Kusuf) prayer in my place? What’s the pre-requisites for the Kusuf prayer? Should it be done when the moon or sun is in the full stage? If there’s no visible eclipse can be seen in the area, is it still necessary?
To answer all of the issue regarding the question, this website is quite informative.
It was a rare Sunnah and I’ve missed it all the time. I hope I won’t missed the next eclipse prayers. Its a good thing when you are staying inside the campus because you can get updated with this thing easily. Check out about the eclipse prayer in UIA last semester here.
Astronomy Club IIUM
It was a latest club in IIUM. But I hope they can organize more events in the future, as well as update their website too. Congratulation on your NITROS program at KAED Auditorium. I was busy that night and I didn’t have the chance to attend the talk. One of the speaker was a father of my studiomate, Tahirah. Check out the website at IIUMAstronomy.com
Future Eclipse in Kuala Lumpur, Malaysia
22 Jul 2009 – Partial Solar
6 Aug 2009 – Penumbral Lunar
1 Jan 2010 – Partial Lunar
15 Jan 2010 – Partial Solar
26 Jun 2010 – Partial Solar
16 Jun 2011 – Total Lunar
10 Dec 2011 – Total Lunar
4 Jun 2012 – Partial Lunar
28 Nov 2012 – Penumbral Lunar
26 Apr 2013 – Partial Lunar
19 Oct 2013 – Penumbral Lunar
8 Oct 2014 – Total Lunar
4 Apr 2015 – Total Lunar
9 Mar 2016 – Partial Solar
23 Mar 2016 – Penumbral Lunar
16 Sep 2016 Penumbral Lunar
11 Feb 2017 – Penumbral Lunar
7 Aug 2017 – Partial Lunar
31 Jan 2018 – Total Lunar
28 Jul 2018 – Total Lunar
17 Jul 2019 – Penumbral Lunar
26 Dec 2019 – Partial Solar
21 Jun 2020 – Partial Solar
Finally, the 2009 new Mitsubishi Eclipse. Hehe. Why everything has to be related with the eclipse?