I love photos taken at this time of the evening, when there is still a bit of light and the sky almost seems to be lit up in various colors. I have always been intrigued by the moon and its phases and I always look at the moon whenever I am outdoors in the evenings. I am no expert, but this looks most like a First Quarter Moon to me. The Islamic calendar is based solely on the phases of the moon, and therefore each Islamic year is almost two weeks shorter than the calendar used in the US. (Technically this makes my husband a few years older than I am even though, according to the US calendar, we were born in the same year!)
The phases of the moon play a very important part during the month of Ramadan. This holy month, when all Muslims around the world fast during the daylight hours, begins with a new moon and ends with the sighting of the next new moon. Ramadan is expected to start this year on August 21 and last until September 18. It should be nice and hot here then, and much of normal daytime activites just shut down during that time, since people cannot eat or drink anything at all during the day.
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Jeddah, Saudi Arabia, is KSA's 2nd largest city and is located on its west coast, right on the Red Sea. I moved here in 2007 with my Saudi hubby and teenage son. This journal reflects the things that I see here, life through my eyes, my lens.
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