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When Will 30 Pre-Ramadan Days Start?

When Will 30 Pre-Ramadan Days Start?

Sha’ban is the 8th month of the Hijri Calendar. The months of this lunar calendar start when the first crescent of a new moon is sighted. Since the Hijri calendar year is 11 to 12 days shorter than the solar year, Sha’ban migrates throughout the seasons like the other eleven Hijri months. The month is …

Happy Perihelion Day: We Are in Different Place

The holy Qur’an says: {It is not permitted to the Sun to catch up the Moon, nor can the Night outstrip the Day, and they all swim in an orbit.} (Surat Yasin 36:40). And also: {It is He Who created the Night and the Day, and the sun and the moon: all (of them) swim …

When & Where to Watch Next Supermoon?

{And the moon – We have determined for it phases, until it returns [appearing] like the old date stalk. (39) It is not allowable for the sun to reach the moon, nor does the night overtake the day, but each, in an orbit, is swimming. (40)} (Surat Yasin 36). (Skywatchers all over the world will …

Know When 2nd Hijri Month Starts in Your Location

When will the month of Safar, the second month of the Hijri Calendar, start where you live? Like all the other Hijri lunar months, the month of Safar spans over 29 or 30 days; and for that reason we conduct the lunar astronomical observations and calculate the lunar months to know their exact dates every …

Ring of Fire: Observing 2016 Final Solar Eclipse

“Allah is He, who created the sun, the moon, and the stars — (all) governed by laws under His commandment.” (Surah Al-A’raf 7:54). “It is He who created the night and the day and the sun and the moon. All (the celestial bodies) swim along, each in its orbit.” (Surat Al-Anbya 21:33). “The sun and the moon …

Leap Second

2016 Will be 1 Second Longer

By the end of this year, on December 31, 2016, a “leap second” will be added to the world’s clocks at 23 hours, 59 minutes 59 seconds Coordinated Universal Time (UTC).

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