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Old August 2nd, 2011, 10:19 PM   #9041
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Today there were some amazing lights on the clock tower. White crescent balls and yellow-orange lights on both sides of the "Allah-u-akbar" banner above the front clock.
They were lit at maghrib and can still be seen
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Old August 2nd, 2011, 11:07 PM   #9042
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Well that special for maghrib or a new testing?
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Old August 2nd, 2011, 11:32 PM   #9043
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I told you they're still on, so they're OPERATING, not TESTING.
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Old August 2nd, 2011, 11:50 PM   #9044
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World´s largest clock tower lit for start of Ramadan in Mecca - CCTV News

Is this supposed to be the largest clock too? Not only clock tower?
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Old August 3rd, 2011, 12:30 AM   #9045
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Is this supposed to be the largest clock too? Not only clock tower?
yes it is the biggest clock
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Old August 3rd, 2011, 12:33 AM   #9046
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I told you they're still on, so they're OPERATING, not TESTING.
Ok thanks bro!
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Old August 3rd, 2011, 01:30 AM   #9047
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yes it is the biggest clock
by a margin so big, no one will ever even care to break this record.
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Old August 3rd, 2011, 01:48 AM   #9048
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Ok thanks bro!
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Still on (taken an hour and a half ago 12:00 AM Local time):
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Old August 3rd, 2011, 01:57 AM   #9049
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O I see..thanks!

Are you sure that you use your best camera?
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Old August 3rd, 2011, 02:00 AM   #9050
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I don't carry my BEST camera all the time, in fact I haven't used it since "~Makkawi Goes to Abraj 2~"
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Old August 3rd, 2011, 02:13 AM   #9051
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by a margin so big, no one will ever even care to break this record.
never say never. i think it will stay the tallest clock tower and tallest clock on a clock tower for long but i can imagine people making a bigger clock near ground one day.
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Old August 3rd, 2011, 05:07 AM   #9052
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wow, a holy see with a masterpiece of arab world, i realy love the building, i'm a roman catholicthat loves muslims tradition, ala'h and god is one!
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Old August 3rd, 2011, 05:17 AM   #9053
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awfull building! looks cheep 4 such a historic area
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Old August 3rd, 2011, 08:27 AM   #9054
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by a margin so big, no one will ever even care to break this record.
I don't see why anyone would ever want to... Way too tacky.
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Old August 3rd, 2011, 08:36 AM   #9055
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ساعة مكة تعانق السماء بـ 16 حزمة ضوئية

Makkah Clock hugging the sky with 16 beam


2 August 2011

أنارت ساعة مكة المكرمة سماء العاصمة المقدسة البارحة، بإطلاقها حزما ضوئية فوسفورية جذابة في مختلف الاتجاهات مع بدء رفع أذان صلاة المغرب خلال إفطار الصائمين.

وخطفت الأضواء الساحرة المنطلقة من أعلى قمة ساعة مكة أنظار الصائمين والمعتمرين وزوار بيت الله الحرام، بعد أن أطلقت الأضواء بالتزامن مع موعد إفطار الصائمين في مراحل تجريبية إذانا بإطلاق كافة الإشعاعات الضوئية من ساعة مكة خلال موسم رمضان الحالي، إذ تم إطلاق 16 حزمة ضوئية عمودية خاصة تصل ارتفاعها إلى أكثر من عشرة كيلو مترات، وتبلغ قوة كل منها عشرة كيلو وات.

وتتم إضاءة أعلى قمة ساعة مكة بواسطة 21 ألف مصباح ضوئي جذاب وجميل عمل بطريقة هندسية جميلة ورائعة، ويصدر أضواء لامعة وجذابة باللونين الأبيض والأخضر يمكن رؤيتها من مسافة تصل إلى 30 كيلومترا من موقع البرج.

وتشير الإضاءة إلى دخول وقت الصلوات في العاصمة المقدسة، كما تمكن هذه الإشارات الضوئية ذوي الاحتياجات الخاصة من صم وبكم وضعيفي السمع، أو الذين يتواجدون في مواقع تبعد عن ساحات المسجد الحرام من معرفة دخول وقت الصلاة عبر الإشعاعات الضوئية المتواجدة في ساعة المسجد الحرام.

وتعد واجهة ساعة العاصمة المقدسة بيضاء اللون، والمؤشرات سوداء اللون نهارا، ويختلف أسلوب الإضاءة ليلا، حيث تكون الساعة خضراء اللون، والمؤشرات بيضاء اللون، فيما يحيط لفظ الجلالة بالساعة من جميع الجوانب.

http://www.makkawi.com/News/show.aspx?Id=2015

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Lined the sky an hour Mecca the Holy City yesterday, launching aggressive phosphorous attractive light in different directions with the initiation of azan Maghrib prayer breakfast during fasting.

She was abducted lights charming emanating from the highest peak hour Mecca attention fasters and Umrah performers and visitors to the House of God, having launched the lights in conjunction with the date of breakfast fasting in the experimental stages ears opened all the radiation light than an hour of Mecca during the season of Ramadan, the current, since it was launched 16 beam light vertical private up to a height of more than ten kilometers, with a strength of each of ten kilowatts.

The lighting is the highest peak hour of Mecca by 21 thousand light bulb attractive and beautiful work of engineering in a beautiful and wonderful, and the lights made shiny and attractive white and green can be seen from a distance of up to 30 kilometers from the site of the tower.

The lighting to the time for prayers in the Holy City, and enables optical signals with the special needs of deaf and dumb and hearing-impaired, or who are in locations away from the arenas the Sacred Mosque to know the time for prayer through the radiation light located in the hour of the Grand Mosque.

The interface of the capital of the Holy Hour, white, black and indicators during the day, and different style lighting for night time where the green color, white indicators, with the name of Allaah surrounds all aspects of the hour.
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Old August 3rd, 2011, 08:56 AM   #9056
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Ramadan 3 رمضــــــان

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Old August 3rd, 2011, 09:03 AM   #9057
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I dont know why so many people are hating on this building!.. I love it!.. congratulations Makka!.. and Ramadan Kareem to all my Muslim homiez around the world!!..
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Old August 3rd, 2011, 03:16 PM   #9058
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Can some one take a picture 10km or so away from the tower so we could see how the light beams look from afar ???
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Old August 3rd, 2011, 03:31 PM   #9059
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269943_232941046739808_100000717440409_765052_1945332_n by EZ-Cool-Dude, on Flickr
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Old August 3rd, 2011, 05:59 PM   #9060
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