Met Office predicts Ramzan moon sighting in Pakistan

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Pakistan Meteorological Department (PMD) has predicted that the Ramzan moon will be sighted in Pakistan on the evening of May 6.

“The new moon of Ramzan, 1440 AH, will be born at 3:45 Pakistan Standard Time (PST) on May 5,” a statement issued by the Met Office said, adding that the holy month is expected to begin on May 7.

According to the astronomical parameters, there is no chance of sighting of the new moon on the evening of May 5 as “it will be 15 hours and 18 minutes old by sunset and only seven degrees above the horizon”.

Saudi Arabia and Middle Eastern countries, however, will be able to see the moon on May 5 and observe the first of the holy month on May 6.

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