Fawad launches Pakistan’s first mobile application for moon sighting
Federal Minister for Science and Technology Fawad Chaudhry launched Pakistan’s first mobile application for moon-sighting.
The minister wrote on his twitter that, the app, named ‘The Ruet’, is available on Google Play store for download.
— Ch Fawad Hussain (@fawadchaudhry) May 30, 2019
According to the description provided on Google Play for the app, “The Ruet is a utility and information application related to moon and sighting of the moon in Pakistan by the Ministry of Science and Technology.”
The app displays the various phases of, and other real-time information about, the moon.
The main features of the app listed on the store are:
- Islamic Hijri Calendar.
- Current phase and age of the moon.
- New moon details by Islamic months.
- Moon phases calendar.
- Setting location manually to any coordinates in Pakistan.
- Moon, Sun and all major planets’ positions on the interactive sky simulation.
It is pertinent to mention here, earlier, that the Ministry of Science and Technology introduced Pakistan’s first official moon-sighting website along with preparing a lunar calendar for five years having details from the Year 2019 to 2024.