The Solar and the Lunar Eclipses
Muslims know that everything in
the heavens and on earth is
created and sustained by the Lord
of the Universe, Allah.
Throughout the Qur’an, people
are encouraged to look around them,
observe and reflect on the beauties
and wonders of what
Allah has created.
Learn few new terms:
A Solar Eclipse is when the Moon covers the Sun in the sky.
An eclipse of the Sun occurs when the moon is in direct line between
the sun and the earth.
An eclipse of the Moon (or lunar eclipse) can only occur at full moon.
During a total lunar eclipse, the
Earth blocks the Sun’s light from
reaching the Moon. Solar eclipses
are fairly rare.
The most recent solar eclipse
occurred on August 11, 1999 and was
visible from Europe and the Middle
The most recent lunar eclipse
occurred on 28 October.
Allah says in the Qur’an:
“ 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.”[Qur’an Surah 21:33]