The Astronomical New Moon (conjunction) of the new Hijri month of Shaaban will occur on Friday the 6th of May 2016 at 19:29 UTC.
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Say, [O Muhammad], “Travel through the land and observe how He began creation. Then Allah will produce the final creation. Indeed Allah, over all things, is competent.” (Surat Al-‘Ankabut 29:20). That’s what Allah has told us, Muslims, in the Holy Qur’an, and it looks like scientists have just written the first page of the book …
The United Arab Emirates seeks to build the first ever human settlement on Mars by 2117. The ‘Mars 2117 Project’ is set to be developed and executed in partnership with major international research institutions, news agencies reported on Feb 14. This unique Arab space project was launched on the sidelines of the 5th World Government …
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 …
Mercury is the closest planet to the Sun and due to its proximity it isn’t easily seen except during twilight. For every two orbits of the Sun, Mercury completes three rotations about its axis and up until 1965 it was thought that the same side of Mercury constantly faced the Sun.
It happens only a little more than once a decade and the next chance to see it is Monday, May 9, 2016. Throughout the US, sky watchers can watch Mercury pass between Earth and the sun in a rare astronomical event known as a planetary transit. Three NASA satellites will be providing images of the transit and one of them will have a near-live feed.
An Internet investor has enlisted famed physicist Stephen Hawking to help him with a futuristic plan for seeking life in outer space. (April 12) Video provided by AP.
Jupiter may be the biggest planet, but it sure seems to get picked on. On March 17, amateur astronomer Gerrit Kernbauer of Mödling, Austria, a small town just south of Vienna, was filming Jupiter through his 7.8-inch (200mm) telescope. Ten days later he returned to process the videos and discovered a bright flash of light at Jupiter’s limb.
Meet comet 252P/LINEAR and comet P/2016 BA14: They may not sound like harbingers of doom that could devastate life on Earth, and that’s because they aren’t.
We’re about to experience the earliest spring since 1896 because of something unusual that happened in 2000.