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Met Office Predicts Ramadan Moon Likely To Be Sighted On May 6 In Pakistan


ISLAMABAD– The Ramadan moon will likely to be sighted on the evening of May 6, predicted Pakistan Meteorological Department (PMD) on Friday.

The Met department says the new moon of Ramadan, 1440 AH will be born on crossing conjunction point at 03:45 Pakistan Standard Time (PST) on May 5.

The moon will be sighted on the evening of Monday, May 6 and the holy month of Ramadan is expected to begin on May 7.

According to the astronomical parameters, there is no chance of sighting of the new moon on the evening of May 5, i.e. 29 Shaaban, the met office said.

“The new moon will be 15 hours and 18 minutes old by the time sun sets on Sunday, May 5 in Pakistan, and it will be only seven degrees above the horizon,” an expert said.

The weather is expected fair or partly cloudy in most parts of the country, according to the climate record.

Saudi Arabia and other countries in the Middle East, however, will be able to see the moon on May 05 and hold the first fast of the holy month on May 6.

However South Asian countries like Bangladesh and India and African states will also sight the Ramadan moon on May 6.