Ramzan Expected to Start from May 7th: Met Office

The Pakistan Meteorological Department (PMD) has said that the moon for the holy month of Ramzan is expected to be sighted on 6th May, 2019.

While the moon will be born on crossing conjunction point at 03:45 PST on 5th May, there will be no chance of moon sighting on the same day i.e. 29th Shabaan, experts said.

The astronomical parameters prevent the moon to be sighted on 5th May owing to the fact that the new moon will be only 7 degrees above the horizon at the time of sunset on Sunday.

Experts are of the view that the next Islamic calendar month will start on 7th May.

The new moon will be 15 hours and 18 minutes old by the time sun sets on Sunday May 05 in Pakistan, and it will be only seven degrees above the horizon.

The Met Office further told that the moon can be sighted on Monday, 7th May till 7:33 pm. The sun will set at 7:03 pm on Monday.

Middle Eastern countries including Saudi Arabia will observe their first fast on 6th May while the South Asian countries will begin the Holy month with Pakistan.

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