Moon sighting a tough task due to hazy sky
LUCKNOW: This year also, the crescent moon for Eid-ul-Fitr won’t be sighted in Lucknow due to the dust clouds and it will take another couple of days for the skies to be clear, said the weatherman.
According to the Shia Chand Committee, it was around eight years back when the crescent moon for Eid-ul-Fitr was last sighted in the state capital and the date of the festival was announced accordingly.
JP Gupta, director IMD Lucknow, said strong winds from the west have brought along dust, making the sky hazy. Gupta said it would take another couple of days for the
› Eid ka chand has not been sighted here for eight years and the announcement of date for Eid was made on the basis moon sighting in other parts of the country. MAULANA SAIF ABBAS, president, Shia Chand Committee
‘dust clouds’ to clear.
He said the existing weather conditions would make it difficult for people to sight the moon.
Maulana Saif Abbas, president, Shia Chand Committee said it was in 2010 when the moon for Eid-ul-Fitr was last sighted in Lucknow.
“Since then, Eid ka chand has not been sighted here and the announcement of the date for Eid was made on the basis moon sighting in other parts of the country,” said Abbas while talking to HT on phone.
Abbas said the moon could not be sighted due to cloudy conditions that generally prevailed on the occasion of Eid-ulFitr. He said this year too, moon sighting seems a difficult task following hazy/dusty weather conditions in the city.
▪ Members of the Shia Chand Committee trying to sight the moon on Thursday.