‘Good chance’ of Shaban moon sighting on March 25’


KARACHI: Pakistan Meteorological Department (PMD) has said that there is good chance of sighting the new moon of Shaban 1441 AH on the evening of 25 March.

The new moon of Shaban, 1441 AH will be born on crossing conjunction point at 14-28 PST on 24 March (Tuesday), weather department said in a statement.

According to astronomical parameters, there is ‘good chance’ of sighting the new moon of

Shaban, 1441 AH on the evening of Wednesday 25 March i.e. 29th of Rajab, 1441 AH, the met office predicted.

According to climate record, the weather is expected fair or partly cloudy in most parts of the country on the evening of March 25.

The crescent of Shaban, the 8th month of the Islamic lunar calendar, will most likely to be sighted on the evening of 25 March.

A meeting of Central Ruet-e-Hilal Committee in connection with the sighting of the moon of Rajab, 1441 AH is expected to be held on Wednesday evening.

The meeting of Zonal and District Ruet-e-Hilal committees also expected to be held for collecting evidence in respect of sighting of the new moon.

It is to be mentioned here that the Ministry of Science and Technology has developed the moon sighting app ‘Ruet’ and federal officials have said that sighting the new moon is not an issue anymore.


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