Solar eclipse of January 27, 632

The solar eclipse of 27 January 632, also known as Muhammad's Eclipse,[1] was an annular solar eclipse visible in East Africa, Arabian Peninsula, India, and China.[2][3]

Solar eclipse of January 27 632
Solar eclipse of January 27, 632
Type of eclipse
Maximum eclipse
Duration(1m 40s)
Coordinates22°N 70°E / 22°N 70°E / 22; 70Coordinates: 22°N 70°E / 22°N 70°E / 22; 70
Max. width of band78.4 km
Times (UTC)
Greatest eclipse6:38:59 UT
Saros99 (23 of 72)

Coverage by Islamic historyEdit

The eclipse occurred at the time of the death of Ibrahim, a 21-month-old son of Muhammad and rumours of God's personal condolence quickly arose.[4]

But he stood at the mosque and said:

"The sun and the moon do not eclipse because of the death or life of someone. When you see the eclipse pray and invoke Allah."[5]


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  3. ^ "Nasa, eclipse of January 27, 632" (PDF).
  4. ^ "الكتب - البداية والنهاية - سنة إحدى عشرة من الهجرة - فصل في ذكر أولاده عليه وعليهم الصلاة والسلام- الجزء رقم8". Islamic Library. Retrieved 28 November 2019.[dead link]
  5. ^ "Hadith - Book of Eclipses - Sahih al-Bukhari - Sayings and Teachings of Prophet Muhammad (صلى الله عليه و سلم)". Sunnah. Retrieved 28 November 2019.