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First day of Ramadan in UAE announced

At the end of Ramadan, daylight hours will amount to 13 hours and 25 minutes

Source : The National / 18 Jun 2014

The first day of Ramadan will fall on Sunday, June 29, officials at the Sharjah Planetarium have announced.

The new moon of the month of Shawwal 1435 AH, which marks the end of Ramadan, will appear on Sunday, July 27 at 2.42am. The sun will set on this day at 7.05pm, meaning Monday, July 28 will mark the beginning of Eid Al Fitr and the month of Shawwal.

Astronomers said the crescent moon of the holy month will appear on Friday, June 27 at 12.08am. The sun will set that day at 7.12pm, reported WAM, the state news agency.

The Planetarium added that daylight hours at the beginning of Ramadan will amount to 13 hours and 45 minutes and the fasting period will be approximately 15 hours and 15 minutes. At the end of Ramadan, daylight hours will amount to 13 hours and 25 minutes and the fasting period will be approximately 14 hours and 55 minutes.

Ibrahim Al Jarwan, researcher in astronomy and meteorology and general supervisor at the planetarium, explained that summer officially begins on June 21, marking the beginning of the summer solstice.

Average temperatures in the UAE during summer reach an average of 43 degrees Celsius. This drops to 41 degrees at the end of the season.

 

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