Time for Salat-e-Kasoof:A full lunar eclipse tomorrow since year 2000


Minister (2k+ posts)
Tomorrow would be the full lunar eclipse. Google it for the exact timing. It happened lastly in year 2000. May Almighty save every Muslim from its dangerous effects. That implies we all should pray salat-e-kusoof and special prayers as per the Sunnah of our Holy Prophet pbuh.

Details are as following:

A total lunar eclipse will be visible in areas such as the Africa, southern Asia and Australia on June 15, 2011. This will be the first of two lunar eclipses in 2011 and the third of all eclipses that occur throughout the year.

Animation showing the moon's passage through the earth's partial (outer circle) and full shadows (inner circle) in relation to Universal time. Based on information from NASA.
Will the Eclipse be Visible?
The June 15 total lunar eclipse will be visible to observers in Africa, southern Asia, and Australia. It is said that this eclipse will be one of the darkest eclipses ever. It will be second only to the July 16, 2000 total lunar eclipse. During the totality of the eclipse, the moon will pass in front of the center of the earths shadow. The best location to view the eclipse will be in the northernmost region of the entire-eclipse zone in central Asia, as well as Eastern Europe and northeastern Africa.

Many people in South America, Western Africa and Europe will view the eclipse at moon rise, while Eastern Asia and Australia will view the eclipse at moonset. Western Europe will see the moon rise already totally eclipsed and covering a portion of the ninth-magnitude global cluster NGC 6401, while those in southern Africa and Australia will see the moon slip past the cluster untouched. It is important to note that in order to see the cluster, you will need at least a 100-mm telescope.

When will the Eclipse Occur?
The eclipses total phase lasts for 100 minutes. The penumbral eclipse (P1) begins at 17:24:37 Universal Time (UT) and the partial eclipse (U1) begins at 18:22:57 UT. The total eclipse (U2) begins at 19:22:29 UT and the point of the greatest eclipse occurs at 20:12:36 UT. The umbral eclipse magnitude will reach 1.71 at the instant of greatest eclipse, making it one of the darkest eclipses in history. The total eclipse (U3) ends at 21:02:42, followed by the end of the partial eclipse (U4) at 22:02:14 UT. The penumbral eclipse (P4) ends at 23:00:41 UT.

Eclipses in 2011
The total lunar eclipse on June 15, 2011 is one of six eclipses that occur in 2011. The full list of eclipses in 2011 includes:

A partial solar eclipse on January 4.
A partial solar eclipse on June 1.
A partial solar eclipse on July 1.
A partial solar eclipse on November 25.
A total lunar eclipse on December 10.
timeanddate.com will provide information on more eclipses close to the time of their occurrence.

Note: Universal Time (UT) is a timescale based on the earths rotation. UT is expected to be about 0.27 seconds behind Coordinated Universal Time (UTC) during most of June. Eclipse information courtesy of Fred Espenak, NASA/Goddard Space Flight Center, and P. Harrington, author of Eclipse! The What, Where, When, Why & How Guide to Watching Solar and Lunar Eclipses.