• First moon crescent to appear July 5, says NASRDA

    First moon crescent to appear July 5, says NASRDA

    The National Space Research and Development Agency, NASRDA, said on Friday it had successfully calculated and predicted that the appearance of the first astronomical lunar crescent for the month of July 2016 would commence on July 5, 2016.

    The agency said in a statement that the moon’s appearance could not be sighted with the naked eyes except with the aid of a charge coupled device, an astronomical telescope or any other optical astronomy instrument.

    “Thus, the proper sighting of the crescent with […]

  • Ramadan: Muslim Faithfuls to Sight Crescent by Sunset, June 5 – NASRDA

    Ramadan: Muslim Faithfuls to Sight Crescent by Sunset, June 5 – NASRDA

    According to reports, the National Space Research and Development Agency (NASRDA) said yesterday that the Crescent of this year’s Ramadan is expected to appear around sunset on Sunday, June 5, 2016.

    Muslims all over the country are required to commence the Ramadan after the crescent of Ramadan, the ninth lunar month, must have been sighted by at least one trustworthy Muslim. This means that if the crescent is sighted on the sunset of June 5, this year’s Ramadan fast will start […]