crescent moon

By: Lesley

Nov 25 2011

Category: Cambridge

11 Comments

Aperture:f/5
Focal Length:37mm
ISO:80
Shutter:1/500 sec
Camera:DMC-ZS7

I have often wondered about the crescent moon and mosques and have found out that ISLAM is a modern version of the ancient fertility religion of the moon god. The crescent moon is the most common symbol of this pagan moon worship as far back as 2000 BC. The dome, often placed directly above the main prayer hall, signify the vaults of heaven and the sky.

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11 comments on “crescent moon”

  1. Interesting fact!! Boom & gary of the Vermilon River, Canada.

  2. Nice shot of this dome – the separate tiles are so clear. And the little cloud is a nicely placed.
    I knew about the domes but not the moon, so thanks for that.

  3. I love the color of that dome, and the nice blue sky!

  4. Beautiful capture. Happy sky watching.

    Skywatch

  5. Very interesting. I love this shot too!

  6. Interesting insights today. I like the sky and the dome too!
    Happy Friday. 🙂

  7. Love the shot and the info. ^_^

    SWF

  8. The coloration of this dome is gorgeous. It must really be beautiful seeing it up close with the sunlight on it. I was so happy to read about the historical significance of the dome and the crescent moon. I did not know any of it. Now it makes lots of sense. The blue sky with the dome in the the foreground make for one wonderful image. Lovely photograph. genie

  9. […] The Islamic Centre of Cambridge houses the Jami Mosque. The distinctive arches make these rather utilitarian windows and doors look a little more interesting. The dome of this mosque can be seen here. […]


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