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Ramadan moon sighting preparations in the Islamic world on March 10

Syed Azam

Most of the Islamic countries have prepared to welcome the holy month of Ramadan.

Most of the Islamic countries have prepared to welcome the holy month of Ramadan. However, many countries have started making careful calculations about when Ramadan will start.

Media Gulf News reported that most of the Islamic countries that started the month of Shaban on February 11 have started preparations for the sighting of the moon of the holy month of Ramadan on March 10.

According to information from the International Astronomical Center (IAC), an astronomical organization, the moon of the month of Shaban is expected to set after sunset on March 10 in almost all regions of the Islamic world.

As a result, the month of Ramadan is expected to start from March 11 (Monday) in many countries. Astronomers have said based on different criteria of visibility of the new moon described in scientific studies, it is considered impossible to see the new moon of the month of Ramadan on March 10 (Sunday).

Many researchers have said that the new moon of the month of Ramadan cannot be seen with the naked eye or using a telescope anywhere in the Arab and Islamic world on that day. However, using a telescope, the new moon can be seen from some parts of the United States, especially in the West.

It is expected that the month of Ramadan may begin on March 12 (Tuesday) in various countries of the Islamic world.

Although when the holy month of Ramadan will start, the United Arab Emirates announced the possible date last December. The country’s Islamic Affairs and Charitable Activities Department (IACAD) website said on December 12 that the month of Ramadan may begin in the United Arab Emirates on March 12.

The UAE authorities officially announce the start of Ramadan every year. Astronomical calculations simply predict the probable start date of each month of the Islamic calendar.

According to information provided on the ICAD website, the month of Ramadan is expected to be 29 days in 2024. Accordingly, the last day of Ramadan in the Emirates will be April 9.

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