JBN.CO.ID ■ The public will witness a ring solar eclipse on Thursday (12/26) today. Welcoming this phenomenon, Muhammadiyah said that Muslims need to pray.
Deputy Chairperson of the Muhammadiyah Council of Tarjih PP, Oman Fathurohman said that his party had issued Declaration Number 02 / MLM / I.1 / A / 2019 regarding the appeal of Kusuf Prayer or Eclipse Prayer.
"The Muhammadiyah Council of Tarjih and Tajdid PP appealed to the leaders and citizens of Muhammadiyah to carry out the solar eclipse prayer (khusuf prayer)," Oman Fathurohman said in a written statement received by the editors on Thursday (12/26).
Oman added, for people who want to see solar eclipses are advised not to use the naked eye and must use sunglasses.
Ring solar eclipse can be witnessed in a number of areas such as Padang Sidempuan, Tanjung Pinang and Singkawang. Meanwhile, other areas that can see partial solar eclipses are Banda Aceh, Medan, Padang, Palembang, Jakarta, Yogyakarta, Surabaya, Palangkaraya, Bima Nusa Tenggar Barat (NTB), Makassar, Manado, Sorong and Merauke.
Previously, based on astronomical data, Thursday, December 26, 2019, the exact 29 Rabiul Final 1441H in the Indonesian region would occur a ring solar eclipse and a partial solar eclipse.
"All parts of Indonesia can observe this solar eclipse," explained the Acting Director General of Islamic Community Guidance of the Tarmizi Ministry of Religion in Jakarta, Thursday (12/26).
According to Tarmizi, the implementation of the eclipse prayer adjusts the time of the solar eclipse in each area. It is estimated, the beginning of the eclipse at 10:34 WIB the peak will occur at 12:17 WIB and the end of the eclipse at 14:00 WIB.