The Sharjah Center for Astronomy & Space Sciences, announced that the Holy Month of Ramadan is expected to fall on 17th May, while fasting hours will last 13.25 hours at the beginning of Ramadan. The new moon of the Holy Month of Ramadan is expected to be ‘born’ on Tuesday, 13th May around 3.48 pm UAE time and disappears two minutes before sunset of the same evening.
The new moon shall remain visible for one hour and 16 minutes at sunset and will be impossible to see after the sunset, however, it shall be visible again after the sun sets on Wednesday, 16th May, he added. Hence 17th May shall be the first day of Ramadan as per the astronomical calculations. The fasting hours shall then increase to 13.42 hours and reach 15 hours by the end of the month. The new moon of the lunar month of Shawwal that follows Ramadan is expected to appear on Wednesday, 13th June at around UAE time 11:43pm and shall be monitored after the sunset of 14th and 15th June. 15th June will mark the first day of Eid Al Fitr as per the astronomical calculations.