The largest asteroid to sweep past Earth this year will make its closest approach on Sunday. But scientists have told people not to panic as it poses no threat to the planet. The giant space rock that researchers call 2001 FO32 has a diameter of several hundred metres and will[…]
A man whose iconic voice echoed the call to prayer at every moonsighting in Cape Town has fallen silent. Hadji Omar Gabier, the revered, dedicated and passionate ‘maankyker’, has passed on at the age of 85. He served as the president of the Crescent Observer’s Society (COS), a dedicated group[…]
The longest total eclipse in a century will take place on 27 July 2018 and should be visible in South Africa — weather permitting. What will we see? The full Moon will rise just after sunset on Friday 27 July. At 7:13 pm SA Time (17:13 UT), the Moon will[…]
The moon for Ramadan 1437 has not been sighted in South Africa, the Crescent Observers Society announced on Sunday. The first taraweeh prayer will be held on Monday evening and the first day of Ramadan will be on Tuesday. In making the official announcement on air, new president of the[…]
All indications are that the new moon will not be sighted on Thursday. This was the summation from the Crescent Observers Society (COS), following its pre-sighting assessment of the crescent this week. Capetonians are preparing to make their way to Three Anchor Bay this evening for the annual Eid moon-sighting.[…]
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