The 2024 Total Solar Eclipse: A Celestial Show in the Skies

the 2024 total solar eclipse a celestial show in the skies

The solar eclipse will not be visible in Pakistan.

The 2024 Total Solar Eclipse is approaching, promising a breathtaking sight as the Moon comes between the Earth and the Sun, casting its shadow over North America. Happening on April 8, this rare event will turn day into night across certain regions, offering skywatchers a unique experience.

Understanding Solar Eclipses:

A solar eclipse occurs when the Moon moves between the Earth and the Sun, blocking the Sun’s light either partially or completely. When the Moon completely covers the Sun, it creates a path of totality on the Earth’s surface. Those within this narrow band can witness the sky growing dark as if it were dusk or dawn. For others outside this path, only a partial eclipse is visible, darkening the sky to varying degrees depending on their location.

Date and Duration:

The partial solar eclipse will begin at 20:48 Pakistan Standard Time on April 8 while total eclipse will start at 21:38 Pakistan Standard Time and maximum eclipse will take place at 23:17 Pakistan Standard Time on April 8.

Will Solar Eclipse Visibility be Visible in Pakistan?

The first solar eclipse of 2024 will be visible from West in Europe, North America, South America, Pacific, Atlantic and Arctic.

The solar eclipse will not be visible in Pakistan.

Safety Measures:

Viewing a solar eclipse directly can harm your eyes. Protect yourself with specialized eclipse glasses to prevent retinal damage or even blindness. Remember, safety first when observing this celestial wonder.

Don’t miss out on this extraordinary event. Prepare to witness the 2024 Total Solar Eclipse and marvel at the wonders of the universe safely.

Solar eclipse in Islam

Muslims recognize that everything in the heavens and on earth is created and sustained by the Lord of the universe, Allah Almighty. Throughout the Quran, people are encouraged to look around them, observe, and reflect on the beauties and wonders of the natural world as signs of Allah’s majesty.

“Allah is He, who created the sun, the moon, and the stars—[all] governed by laws under His commandment.” (Quran 7:54)

“It is He who created the night and the day and the sun and the moon. All [the celestial bodies] swim along, each in its orbit.” (Quran 21:33)

“The sun and the moon follow courses exactly computed.” (Quran 55:05)

During a solar or lunar eclipse, there is a recommended prayer called the Prayer of the Eclipse (Salat al-Khusuf) that is performed by Muslim communities who may be in congregation at the time of the eclipse.