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The National Research Institute of Astronomy and Geophysics revealed that the Ramadan crescent will be born at 1:48pm on Tuesday, Sha’ban 29, 1439 of the Hijri calendar, corresponding to Tuesday, May 15, in Egypt’s local time.
According to the institute’s calculations as reported by local sources, the holy month of Ramadan will begin on Thursday, May 17 and is slated to have 29 days, with Eid Al Fitr forecast for Friday, June 15.
Astronomical calculations indicated that the new crescent will set two minutes after sunset in Makkah.
In Cairo and other Egyptian governorates, the moon will set either with the sun or after 2 or 3 minutes.
In other Arab and Islamic capitals and cities, the moon will set before the sun does from either 1 to 14 minutes.
The moon sets at sunset in Jerusalem, Palestine, and Riyadh in Saudi Arabia.
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