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Jamaats in Africa are informed that there will be a Solar Eclipse on Thursday 1st September 2016 (28th Zilkaad 1437).
The eclipse will begin at 10.13 a.m. and will reach its maximum at 12.04 p.m.  The eclipse will end at 1.56 p.m. (East African time).

This annular solar eclipse will be visible from Madagascar and locations in Central Africa.  For most viewers in Africa, it will be a partial solar eclipse.

Total solar eclipse will be visible in:

  • Franceville, Gabon
  • Mahajanga, Madagascar
  • Saint Paul, Reunion
  • Saint Pierre, Reunion
  • Toamasina, Madagascar

Partial solar eclipse will be visible in:

  • Accra, Ghana
  • Antananarivo, Madagascar
  • Brazzaville, Congo
  • Bujumbura, Burundi
  • Dar es Salaam, Tanzania
  • Dodoma, Tanzania
  • Kigali, Rwanda
  • Kinshasa, Congo Dem. Rep.
  • Lagos, Nigeria
  • Libreville, Gabon
  • Lilongwe, Malawi
  • Malabo, Equatorial Guinea
  • Mamoutzou, Mayotte
  • Moroni, Comoros
  • Nairobi, Kenya
  • Pemba, Mozambique
  • Port Louis, Mauritius
  • Saint-Denis, Réunion (French)
  • São Tomé, Sao Tome & Principe
  • Yaoundé, Cameroon

Moomineen are requested to offer Namaaz-e-Ayaat in the areas where the Eclipse visibly occurs.

For more details on how the eclipse will look in your town, including animation for the eclipse (of interest to school going children), click the below link and select your town, or search:

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