x Abu Dhabi, UAEMonday 24 July 2017

First day of Ramadan in UAE announced

Date revealed after the Sharjah Planetarium at the Department of Culture and Information predict forming of Ramadan Crescent moon.

The moon hangs low next to the Burj Khalifa. Astronomers now say they have predicted when this year's Ramadan Crescent will form. The National / Andre Forget
The moon hangs low next to the Burj Khalifa. Astronomers now say they have predicted when this year's Ramadan Crescent will form. The National / Andre Forget

Official confirmation from moon sighting committee: Ramadan begins tomorrow

Ramadan will begin on July 10, the state news agency Wam said yesterday.

The date was revealed after the Sharjah Planetarium at the Department of Culture and Information announced that the Ramadan Crescent will form on July 8, setting a few minutes before the sunset.

"The crescent will be seen on July 9th in the evening. So the first day of Ramadan will be July 10th, astronomically, corresponding to Ramadan 01, 1434 H," said Wam.

newsdesk@thenational.ae