The lunar eclipse prayer has been performed throughout the entire Maldives, following Friday’s penumbral lunar eclipse.
The eclipse was visible on 10th January, a Friday, between 10:07 pm - 02:12 am. The Ministry of Islamic Affairs announced that the peak of the eclipse would be observed at 12:10 am.
As such, congregations performed lunar eclipse prayers at the largest mosque on each island at midnight on Friday.
The last eclipse prayer was performed during the solar eclipse on December 26th 2019. The solar eclipse was visible to northern-most atolls at 08:51 am, southern-most atolls at 09:01 am and residents of capital city Malé observed the full eclipse at 08:56 am.
The lunar eclipse prayer or "Salat ul-Khusuf" is a two-rakaah prayer performed during a lunar eclipse in congregation by Muslim communities throughout the globe.