‘Good chance’ of Muharram moon sighting on Aug 20, Met Office

Pakistan Meteorological Department (PMD), on Tuesday, said that there’s an honest chance of moon sighting of Muharram-ul-Haram on August 20 (Thursday).

In a statement, PMD said that the new phase of the moon of Muharram, 1442 AH are going to be born on crossing conjunction point at 07:42 PST on August 19.

Therefore, consistent with astronomical parameters, there’s an honest chance of sighting the moon of Muharram on the evening of August 20 i.e. on 29th of Zilhij, 1441 AH.

If the moon is sighted as predicted, then Ashura would be observed on August 30 (Sunday) in Pakistan.

Leave a Reply

Your email address will not be published. Required fields are marked *