Abu Dhabi – The month of Ramadan is expected to start this year on the 6th of May, said an Emirati astrological expert
Astronomy and Metrology Researcher Ibrahim Al Jarwan said that the fasting hours would likely fall below 15 hours for the first time in four years, according to an expert in Dubai.
He pointed out that that the new moon of the holy month is to be 'born' on Sunday, May 5, 2019 at 2:46am UAE time, and disappear 30 minutes after sunset.
"The new moon of the Holy Month of Ramadan will then be possibly seen on Monday, May 6, 2019 as per the astronomical standards of moon sighting.", He said
The new moon of the month of Shawaal that falls after the Holy Month of Ramadan is expected to be sighted on Monday, June 03, 2019 at 2:02pm UAE time, he disclosed.
He explained that the new moon of the month of Eid Al Fitr is to disappear three minutes after sunset, while the first day of Shawwal is to fall on Wednesday, June 05, 2019 as per the due standards of moon sighting.”
Al Jarwan added that the maximum temperature expected in Ramadan is to be 41 degrees Celsius while the minimum temperature expected is to be 23 degrees Celsius.
Fasting hours during the holy month of Ramadan are to be 13 hours and 10 minutes during the initial days of Ramadan and 13 hours and 40 minutes by the end of the holy month, he stated.