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Lunar Eclipse and Special Prayer

A partial lunar eclipse was visible across much of the world on Tuesday night. More than half of the Moon’s surface appeared red or grey at the height of the eclipse. It lasted for about five hours.

A lunar eclipse occurs when the Earth passes between the Sun and the Moon and a shadow is cast across it.

Stargazers look to the sky to watch the natural phenomenon while Muslims perform a ritual prayer, called Salat Al-Kusoof, on this occasion.

On Tuesday, the holy mosque in Makkah hold Salat Al-Kusoof at 11pm (Makkah time).

Mosques across Kuwait will hold the prayer after the eclipse begins, according to the country’s Islamic authority.

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