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In 2020 there will be Six Eclipses, four Lunar (of the Moon) and two Solar (of the Sun) during this year. First Solar Eclipses will be on 21st June 2020 which will be visible all most in the whole country. The second Solar Eclipses will be on 14th December 2020 but will not be visible in Pakistan.
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The computer simulation of moon on the horizon of Peshawar at sunset on 23 April shows that altitude of the moon will be only 2 degrees and it will continue to go further down with sun going down. At sunset, age of the moon will be less than 12 hours. The moon would have zero percent illumination. It would be much below the Danjon Limit. Hence, it can’t be seen even with telescopes.
Simulation of moon on the horizon of Peshawar at Sunset on 1st August 2019
Simulated image of moon position on the horizon of Peshawar at sunset on 3rd July 2019
Due to cloudy and hazy weather at the telescopes observation sites, the new crescent moon of ZIQUAD was not sighted on 03-July, 2019. The first of ZIQUAD would fall on Friday, 05-July, 2019
Karachi at sunset on 3rd July 2019 (IST)
The Observation of Ramazan Crescent Moon on 06 May, 2019 (SUPARCO)
Moon set is two minutes before sunset. Hence there is no chance of moon sighting in Peshawar area on 3rd June, 2019.
Moon set is after one hour of sunset. Hence moon will be clearly visible in Peshawar area on 4th June, 2019.
The launch was carried out at a ceremony where the minister highlighted importance of technology which he said can help sight the moon without much trouble. (THE NEWS)
Federal Minister for Science and Technology Fawad Chaudhry on Sunday launched what he said is Pakistan's "first official" moonsighting website and a calendar showing main Islamic dates and months for the next five years based on scientific evidence.(DAWN)
Federal Minister for Science and Technology Fawad Chaudhry while launching a website based on moon-sighting calendar on Sunday said that Eid ul Fitr this year will fall on June 05, ARY News reported.(ARY NEWS)
The government of Pakistan will soon going to launch a mobile application for moon-sighting, to halt the moon sighting controversy in the country (TECHNOLOGY TIMES)
Each year the country is subjected to the frustrating exercise of “moon sightings” by religious clerics wielding unmerited power to decide when the nation observes a certain religious holiday (PAKISTAN TODAY)
In a cryptic tweet on Saturday, the minister proposed appointing imams, or prayer leaders, as government servants between Grade 14 and Grade 16 instead of spending resources on a small group of people (SAMAA TV)
Federal Minister for Science and Technology Fawad Chaudhry Saturday said his ministry was preparing mobile application for sighting of the moon to end the moon sighting controversy in the country (BUSINESS RECORDER)
1st Rajab (1442 AH)
Saturday, February 13, 2021
1st Shaban (1442 AH)
Monday, March 15, 2021