Persistent Twilight

What is Persistent Twilight? A Very Brief Explanation

As the sun sets below the horizon, the sky turns a deep red colour. This colouring is because the Sun’s rays can still reach the sky above it. After a while, the Sun will descend further, by a certain angle, below the horizon until none of its rays will be able to reach the sky. It is at this point we get complete darkness.
In northern parts of the world, the Sun does not descend by an angle sufficiently below the horizon for the sky to turn completely dark. The Sun’s rays will continue to reach and illuminate the sky for the whole night. It is this phenomenon that is termed Persistent Twilight. Continue reading “Persistent Twilight”

When Does Fajr Begin?

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Muslims here in the UK are facing an issue that seems to have no apparent solution. Every year during Ramadan people are dumbfounded and confused by the discrepancies between multiple timetables published by the mosques and organisations in the UK. One community is enjoying their Suhoor while a nearby second has already prayed their Fajr Salah which had started as early as 01:15am. What are our Imams doing? Continue reading “When Does Fajr Begin?”