Tagged: history of astronomy

The problem of knowing when a lunar year begins and ends - Out of Space

Duncan Steel Jun 05, 2019

[avatar user=”duncansteel” size=”thumbnail” align=”right” /] The Islamic fast of Ramadan has come to an end, marking the beginning of the tenth month of the religion’s twelve-lunation year and therefore Eid al-Fidr, the ‘Festival of Breaking the Fast’. How the decision is made when each of those months begins and ends depends upon the actual sighting of the crescent new moon … Read More