Weekend Sky #97 – April 22nd

A new moon!

Right after the sunset, just when dusk is at its glory.

A new moon sends out the signal of joys and happiness among billions across the world.

Being able to see it, right at the time of its birth, is certainly a moment to behold.

Can you see it in the picture above?

This Friday evening, I placed my smartphone on my rooftop to make a time-lapse video.

The picture above is a still from that video.

Have you spotted the new moon in it?

Here you go πŸ™‚

I was unable to set the zoom properly for the time-lapse video, otherwise it would have been much clearer.

But since it is a new moon, so seeing even the faintest glimpse of it, especially of Eid-ul-Fitr is nothing but pure joy.

The star above is Venus.

The last 30 days went so fast. What seemed hard in the beginning, turned out to be as easy as pie in the end.

The practices followed in those days were just not for the holy month.

They are meant to be observed for rest of the year as well.

To ensure a cleansed up mind, body and soul.

Hello there!

Hope you are doing well.

Right now, the Muslim community around the world is celebrating the Eid-ul-Fitr.

The holy month of Ramadan ended yesterday in Pakistan and elsewhere in the world, when the new moon for the Islamic month of Shawwal was sighted after the sunset.

So yes, this means joyful festivities with family and friends, along with praising the ALMIGHT ALLAH for all the blessings HE showers upon us.

This also means enjoying mouth watering meals at home, for which I’m looking forward to.

The weekend is here, so let’s round up the entries from episode #96:

Follow the steps below to join this challenge:

  1. Create a Weekend Sky post on your blog.
  2. Add the title of your post as Weekend Sky #(episode number) or you can use your own title, if you prefer it.
  3. Insert the tag of WeekendSky in your post’s Tags section.
  4. Create a pingback to my post by inserting my post’s link in your post or mention the link of your post in the comments section below.
  5. All done πŸ™‚

And I’ve also started to include posts from fellow bloggers, who are sharing their sky photos, even without participating in my challenge. I hope they are okay with this.

I’m looking forward to see nature’s most majestic wonders from your part of world.

Wishing you a lovely weekend!


44 thoughts on “Weekend Sky #97 – April 22nd

  1. ghostmmnc April 22, 2023 / 11:28 PM

    Very pretty dark sky. Thanks for pointing out the moon and planet! πŸ™‚

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    • Hammad Rais April 23, 2023 / 5:22 PM

      I just gotta see it with my own eyes that night πŸ™‚

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    • Hammad Rais April 23, 2023 / 5:33 PM

      Thank you so much for your well wishes, Jez πŸ™‚


    • Hammad Rais April 24, 2023 / 1:39 AM

      Yes, it was truly a great moment. Thank you very much for joining in, Teresa πŸ™‚

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    • Hammad Rais April 22, 2023 / 9:21 AM

      Khair Mubarak to you and your family as well. Thank you for liking this πŸŒ™πŸ™‚

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    • Hammad Rais April 22, 2023 / 9:24 AM

      Thank you so much. The greeting is actually Aassalam Aalikum, meaning peace be upon you.


    • eklastic April 22, 2023 / 1:25 PM

      I’ve learned it (not that I speak Arabic) as an introduction to a longer greeting/wish on the beginning of Eid. Asalaam Aleikum (this spelling but I know it’s notoriously difficult to transcribe Arabic) we used on a daily basic. πŸ™‚

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    • Hammad Rais April 24, 2023 / 1:32 AM

      Muslims say this to each other on daily basis, whenever they meet or greet a fellow Muslim.
      The spelling may be different in English as many use their own way to write it.

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  2. Carol anne April 22, 2023 / 3:28 AM

    what an awesome shot Hammad! Happy weekend, enjoy the celebrations with your family! πŸ’žπŸ’žπŸ€—πŸ€—

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    • Hammad Rais April 22, 2023 / 9:27 AM

      Thank you so very much, Carol πŸ™‚


  3. calmkate April 22, 2023 / 2:28 AM

    much appreciated, will add your link now … I must be more mindful to participate!

    Enjoy your celebrations, your deep empathy arises when you are in Ramadan, healthy to take this time out πŸ™‚

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    • Hammad Rais April 22, 2023 / 9:33 AM

      Thank you very much, Kate. Since I follow your blog, so any posts from you with the tags of sky or clouds arrives in my email, so I picks them up from there. Hope you are okay with this.
      The celebration have just started here πŸ™‚

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    • calmkate April 22, 2023 / 9:59 AM

      I am blessed by your kindness!

      Now go enjoy your feast, you deserve it πŸ™‚

      Liked by 1 person

  4. bushboy April 22, 2023 / 2:08 AM

    What a stroke of luck to get the New Moon Hammad. That bodes well for the coming year. I also had a bit of an addition in my Weekend Sky photos this morning

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    • Hammad Rais April 22, 2023 / 9:35 AM

      Thank you very much, Brian. I later received more clearer pictures from my office colleagues but I decided to share my own. Looking forward to see yours πŸ™‚

      Liked by 1 person

  5. Destiny April 22, 2023 / 1:06 AM

    Eid Mubarak to you and your family, Hammad 🀍✨

    Liked by 1 person

    • Hammad Rais April 22, 2023 / 9:38 AM

      Khair Mubarak to you and your family as well, Destiny. Enjoy the delights πŸŒ™πŸ™‚

      Liked by 1 person

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