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 Astronomical Information – Ramazan 2018

Beginning of Ramazan

The astronomical new moon (when the sun and the moon have the same latitude) occurs at 2249 hours on 15th May 2018. On this day, the moon sets at 1820 hrs. and the sun sets at 1819 hrs. Accordingly sunset and moon set on 15th is almost same time and moon will not at the above horizon after sunset. Therefore moon cannot be appeared on 15th May 2018.

The next day moon sets at 1920 hrs. and sun sets at 1819 hrs. Moon set time is 1920. Therefore moon will be in the sky above the horizon nearly about one hour after sunset. So that the moon will be seen by the naked eye, provided the sky is clear.

End of Ramazan

The astronomical new moon (when the sun and the moon have the same latitude) occurs at 0115 hrs on 14th June 2018. On this day, the moon sets at 1906 hrs. and the sun sets at 1826 hrs. The moo will be above the horizon for 40 minutes after sunset. So that the moon will be seen by the naked eye, provided the sky is clear.