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When is Rabi’ Al-Awwal 1440 in Your Location?

When is Rabi’ Al-Awwal 1440 in Your Location?

When will Rabi’ Al-Awwal 1440 start in your location?

Rabi’ Al-Awwal is the third month in the Hijri Calendar.

The most important Islamic events during this month is the birthday of Prophet Muhammad (PBUH). Although the exact date is unknown, the majority of Muslims believe the birth date of the Prophet (SAW) occurs on the 12th of Rabi’ Al-Awwal.

The Hijri Calendar is a lunar one meaning that months begin when the first crescent of a new moon is sighted. And since this type of calendars is 11 to 12 days shorter than the solar year, Rabi’ Al-Awwal and all Hijri months migrate throughout the seasons.

The Astronomical New Moon (conjunction) is on November 7, 2018 (Wednesday) at 16:02 UT. On November 7, the moon will not be visible anywhere in the habited world.

On November 8, the moon will be difficult to see in South-East Asia, Middle-East and Europe; but it can be easily seen in Africa and the Americas.

On November 9, it will be visible all over the world.

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