Ruby script to calculate Muslim prayer times


#1

Hi,

does anybody know of a Ruby script to calculate Muslim prayer times?

Here’s one that calculates Jewish prayer times:

http://pastie.org/477760


#2

Sorry, because I really don’t know, but why wouldn’t it be at the same
time every day?

–Kyle


#3

On Thu, May 14, 2009 at 3:10 PM, Kyle S.
removed_email_address@domain.invalidwrote:

Sorry, because I really don’t know, but why wouldn’t it be at the same
time every day?

–Kyle

I think it depends on the position of the moon and stuff, kinda like the
Jewish one uses the position of the sun.


#4

On Thu, May 14, 2009 at 3:10 PM, Kyle S. removed_email_address@domain.invalid
wrote:

Sorry, because I really don’t know, but why wouldn’t it be at the same
time every day?

Because they depend on sunrise and sunset which are not at the same
time every day.

@Redd: Maybe look at this:
http://forums.mpadc.com/showthread.php/prayer-times-script-5443.html

There’s a PHP script in this thread that scraps the times from some
website, this is probably really easy to copy with Ruby and Hpricot.


#5

This FAA site has an online calculator (you could always read through
the javascript):
http://akweathercams.faa.gov/srsscalc.php

And here’s a site with the formulas (at a glance I’d say grab a cup
of coffee & a quite corner this weekend if you really want to
understand it) :
http://herbert.gandraxa.com/herbert/lod.asp


#6

On Thu, May 14, 2009 at 3:16 PM, Redd V.
removed_email_address@domain.invalidwrote:


http://www.home.no/reddvinylene

Sorry for the mixup. The moon is used to calculate fasting times I
think?


#7

Local sunrise & sunset, or at a specific place (Mecca I’d assume)?

I think there are some astronomy & nasa pages that give some basic
formulas for that…humm.