Ramadan will Start from May 17, 2018

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    It has been reported by Khaleej Times that in UAE Ramadan will start from May 17, 2018. Also, the fasting hours will be for 13 hours a day.

    In most of Pakistan, it is then expected that Ramadan will fall on May 18th, 2018 as it usually starts a day later than the rest of the world.

    Deputy director general of the Sharjah Center for Astronomy & Space Sciences Ibrahim Al Jarwan announced this news saying, “The new moon of the Holy Month of Ramadan is to be ‘born’ on Tuesday, May 13 around 3.48 pm UAE time, and disappears two minutes before sunset of the same evening.”

    He said that after the sunset it is almost impossible to see the new moon saying, “It shall remain visible for one hour and 16 minutes at sunset.”

    But after the sunset on May 16th, the new moon will be visible. He said, “As such, Thursday, May 17, shall be the first day of Ramadan as per the astronomical calculations.”

    In UAE the period of fasting will be almost 13.25 hours. He stated, “Fasting hours shall then increase to 13.42 hours and reach 15 hours by the end of the month.”

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    Furthermore, he underlined that the new moon of Shawwal is expected to fall on June 13th that is Wednesday. “It shall be monitored after the sunset of Thursday, June 14, and be definitely seen on Friday, June 15, and that will be the first day of Eid Al Fitr as per the astronomical calculations.”

    In June the expected temperature is 41°C as per Al Jarwan and the minimum temperature will be 26.

    “The region shall be affected by hot winds every 10 days to 14 days, with temperatures going up to 3-5 degrees above normal for 2-5 days during the summer months from June to the end of August.”

    This whole calculation is in UAE, most probably in Pakistan, it will be same with a day’s difference.