lunar month


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lunar month

See synodic month.

lunar month

[′lü·nər ′mənth]
(astronomy)
The period of revolution of the moon about the earth, especially a synodical month.
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Summary: JEDDAH: A conference of experts in Makkah has called for the formation of a committee of astronomers and Islamic scholars that would try to unify the beginning of lunar months in Muslim countries.
The first day of the lunar month is expected to be Friday, pending confirmation of the sighting of the crescent moon Thursday evening.
This came in a decision issued by the Supreme Court today, noting that after sighting the crescent of the lunar month, it is decided that Friday 30/12/1435AH, according to Umm Al-Qura Calendar, supplemented the lunar month of Dhu Al-Hijjah for the year 1435 AH.
However, Dr Ahmad Al Kubaisi, a prominent scholar, disagrees and thinks that astronomical calculations provide a more reliable and certain approach for determining the beginning of the Islamic lunar months.
The festival is observed on the 14th night of the new moon during the Hindu lunar month of Phalguna.
It is celebrated in the middle of the lunar month of Shaaban before Ramadan in all Gulf countries but the name differs from one country to another.
In his speech Al-Asheikh highlighted the significance of determining the start of the lunar month on the basis of the sighting of the moon.
Observatory, the lunar month of Ramadan is to begin on a Monday, coinciding
The religious festival will begin either tomorrow or Monday, depending on the lunar month, and will see hundreds of Muslims fasting between sunrise and sunset for 29 or 30 days.
Hajj activities take place during six days (8th-13th) of the Islamic lunar month of Dhul-Hijjah.
The moon, now 240,000 miles away, was then closer to the Earth, he said, and the lunar month was only 25 days, compared to the present 29.
Riyadh, Sha'ban 27, 1435, Jun 25, 2014, SPA --The Supreme Court has called on all Muslims in the Kingdom of Saudi Arabia to sight the crescent of the Lunar Month of Ramadan on Friday evening, 29 Sha'ban, 1435 AH.