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Orbits

The Earth

Scientists have recently discovered that the earth is a huge ball of rock spinning in the space.

Allah says in the Qur'an:

"And it is He Who created the night and the day and the sun and the moon. Each one is floating in a circumference." [Surah Al Anbiyah: 33]

The earth travels 958 million kilometres around the sun in 365 days, 6 hours and 9 minutes. (One whole year)

Scientists have recently discovered that the earth is not perfectly round, but slightly flattened at the poles.

Allah says in the Qur'an:

"And after that He spread* the earth" [Surah An-Nazi'at: 30]

 *The Arabic word used for 'spread the earth is 'dahaha' and it means 'egg shaped' which means an ostrich egg.

Allah says:

" And the earth We spread it like a carpet and how well we smoothed it out" [Surah Adh-Dhariayat: 48]
If Allah did not spread the earth properly, we would not be able to walk, run or drive on it.

 

 

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Partial Lunar Eclipse

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 East.

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]

 

10 Interesting facts about Jupiter

Fact One:

Jupiter has a liquid metal ocean (metallic hydrogen) at its centre, surrounding by thousands of kilometres of hydrogen and helium gas.

Fact Two:

Jupiter's famous Red Spot is in fact a great storm that has raged for at least four hundred years.

Fact Three:

Jupiter has a thin set of rings, hardly visible from Earth.

Fact Four:

Jupiter is the vacuum cleaner of the Solar System. It sucks in comets, asteroids and meteorites which could be on a collision course for Earth. For example, Shoemaker-Levy 9 in 1994.

Fact Five:

Jupiter takes only 9 hours and 55 minutes to spin on its axis. This means a day on Jupiter is less than 10 hours long. Its fast rotation causes the planet to be squashed, being wider at the equator than from North to South.

Fact Six:

Jupiter is the planet with the strongest pull of gravity in the Solar System. If we were able to stand on the surface of Jupiter, we would weigh three times as much as we would way on Earth. The only other object in the Solar System with a stronger pull of gravity is the Sun.

Fact Seven:

The mass of Jupiter is 318 greater than the mass of Earth.

Fact Eight:

Jupiter's moon, Ganymede, is the biggest moon in the Solar System.

Fact Nine:

If we were able to see Jupiter's radiation belt from Earth, Jupiter would appear as big as the Sun.

Fact Ten:

Jupiter's gravity is used to catapult space-craft on deep space missions further away. This is how the Voyager missions of 1975 managed to succeed

 

 

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