Ramadan, the second of April, is astronomical, and fasting is 14 hours

Ibrahim Al-Jarwan, Chairman of the Board of Directors of the Emirates Astronomy Society, member of the Arab Union for Astronomy and Space Sciences, expected that the first day of Ramadan will be on the second of next April, and the fasting hours will reach about 14 hours, while it is expected that Eid Al-Fitr will come on the second of next May.

In detail, Al-Jarwan said that the new crescent for the month of Ramadan is born on the second Friday of April at 19:24, and with sunset it is above the horizon and sets about 14 minutes later, and accordingly, the second Saturday of April is the first of Ramadan astronomically.

He added that fasting hours vary by about half an hour from the beginning of the month to the end, starting with 13 hours and 40 minutes and reaching 14 hours and 20 minutes at the end of the month.

As for the new crescent of the month of Shawwal, it is born on the first Sunday of May at 00:28, and with sunset it is above the horizon and sets about 37 minutes later. Therefore, the second Monday of May will be the first of Shawwal and the blessed Eid al-Fitr astronomically. As for the hours of the day, from sunrise to sunset, they reach At the beginning of the holy month, it is approximately 12 hours and 25 minutes, and at the end of it 13 hours and five minutes.

As for the legal length of the day and fasting hours from dawn to sunset, at the beginning of the holy month they are approximately 13 hours and 40 minutes, and at the end of the holy month they are 14 hours and 20 minutes.

Al-Jarwan expected that the average temperatures during next April in general will be high from 35 to 40 degrees Celsius, and the lowest from 18 to 24 degrees, and during the first two weeks of the month, the atmosphere may tend to rise during the day, and at night to moderate below 20 degrees Celsius, and in At the end of the day, it will be hot and temperatures may exceed 40 degrees Celsius.

It is expected that the month of Ramadan will mark the season of spring weather disturbances known as "Al Sarayat", which may cause thunderstorms that may be heavy, and the arrival of the summer dust waves (Al-Touz) will be the beginning.

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