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

While, weather is expected to be cloudy/partly cloudy in most parts of the country.

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Pakistan Meteorological Department (PMD), on Tuesday, said that there is a good chance of moon sighting of Muharram-ul-Haram on August 20 (Thursday).

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

Therefore, according to astronomical parameters, there is a good chance of sighting the moon of Muharram on the evening of August 20 i.e. on 29th of Zilhij, 1441 AH.

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

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