lunar eclipse in Australia
There will be a lunar eclipse in Australia between 31 Jan. to 1 Feb. 2018 On Wed. 31 Jan. a partial lunar eclipse begins at 22:48 (AEDT), On Wed. 31 Jan. it will become a total eclipse at 23:51 (AEDT), On Thu. 1 Fab. The total eclipse will end at 01:07 (AEDT), And on Thu. 1 Feb. the partial eclipse will also end at 02:11 (AEDT). To virtually observe the above eclipse you may visit: https://www.timeanddate.com/eclipse/in/australia/sydney Salatul-Ayaat is compulsory and may be offered during the eclipse any time from 31 Jan. 22:49 to Thu. 1 Feb. 2:10 However, the best time to offer it is during the total eclipse and before the reversal of the partial eclipse begins. For the method of offering Salatul-Ayaat you may refer to the official website of Ayatullah Sistani https://www.sistani.org/english/book/48/2258/ How to perform Salaat Ayaat: Salaat Ayaat consists of two Rak'ats, and there are five Ruku' in each. Its method is as follows: After making niyyat of offering the prayers, one should say takbir (Allahu Akbar) and recite Surah al-Hamd and any other Surah (e.g.: Surah Ikhlas), and then perform the Ruku'. Then, stand, repeat surah Al-Hamd and Ikhlas, then stand. You should repeat this action five times, and, when you stand after the fifth Ruku', you should perform two Sajdah, and then stand up to perform the second Rak'at in the same manner as you have done in the first Rakát. Then you should recite tashahhud and Salam. For example, Surah Hamd and then Surah Ikhlas 1st Ruku’ and then stand up Surah Hamd and then Surah Ikhlas 2nd Ruku’ and then stand up Surah Hamd and then Surah Ikhlas 3rd Ruku’ and then stand up Surah Hamd and then Surah Ikhlas 4th Ruku’ and then stand up Surah Hamd and then Surah Ikhlas 5th Ruku’ and then stand up Go to Sajjdah Then continue with the rest of the Prayers as normal and continue to the second raká’t and the same procedure should be followed in the second raká’t.