Penumbral Lunar Eclipse

May 26, 2021

Ref: ACJU/NGS/2021/085

26.05.2021 CE | 13.10.1442 AH

Penumbral Lunar Eclipse

Astronomy reports have stated that a ‘Total Lunar Eclipse’ shall occur today (26th of May 2021) Wednesday, and it will be a penumbral lunar eclipse for Sri Lanka.   Furthermore, it is stated that the penumbral lunar eclipse will end at 1920 hrs Colombo time, In Sha Allah.

When a penumbral Lunar Eclipse occurs a nebulous situation will be seen in the light of moon. A part of the moon or the full moon will be not covered. The eclipse prayer is Sunnah when the full or a part of the moon or sun get covered, in compared to Penumbral Lunar Eclipse, eclipse prayer is not a Sunnah.   

Prophet Muhammad (Peace be upon him) said: The sun and the moon are two signs of Allah; they are not eclipsed on account of anyone’s death or on account of anyone's birth. So when you see them, glorify and supplicate Allah, observe prayer, give alms. (Saheehul Bukhari-1044)


Ash-Shaikh M.L.M. Ilyas
Secretary - Fatwa Division
All Ceylon Jamiyyathul Ulama

Ash-Shaikh M. Arkam Nooramith
General Secretary
All Ceylon Jamiyyathul Ulama


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