A 30-day lunar month
is usually followed by a 29-day lunar month
I thought I'd write about this special day because it gives a new take on the seventh lunar month
, which is more notorious as the month of the hungry ghosts.
Arafat, suburb of Makkah, Saudi Arabia, Dhu-AlHijjah 8, 1439, Aug 19, 2018, SPA -- The Communications and Information Technology Commission (C&IT) reported today that it has executed more than 24 million successful local and international telephone calls on the 8th of this lunar month
(yesterday), a more than 99% rate of success.
Every year, Eid Al Adha falls on the 10th day of the lunar month
Since the crescent moon which marks the new lunar month
was not sighted, Friday will, therefore, be the 30th and final day of Ramazan.
The start of Ramadan is known as Hilal, and comes after the new moon since this marks the beginning of the lunar month
She won the award for her painting Snow Archaeology - Lunar Month
which was inspired by a residency in Siglufjordur, northern Iceland, and the transition of winter into spring with objects re-emerging through the melted snow.
Spring tides occur twice each lunar month
during new moons and full moons.
Blue Moons happen as the lunar month
lasts roughly 29.5 days, and a calendar month lasts between 28 and 31 days.
Waheeb Al Nasser said that the crescent marking the start of the lunar month
would be sighted on May 26 at 6:22pm for 42 minutes in Bahrain, marking the start of fasting the next day.
However, Eid Al Adha falls on the 10th day of the Dhu al Hijah lunar month
. And if the moon is sighted on September 1, then the first day of Eid Al Adha will be on September 11."