The planetarium under the Department of Culture and Information said the Ramadan crescent will form July 8 at 11.14 a.m. and set at 7.08 p.m., five minutes before sunset.
It said Aug 9 will be astronomically the first day of Eid-ul-Fitr.
Ibrahim Al Jarwan, astronomy researcher and supervisor of the Sharjah Planetarium, said the first half of the holy month of Ramadan will witness a rise in temperature to around 46 degrees Celsius, accompanied by dry dusty winds.
Sharjah: The Ramadan crescent will be seen in the evening of July 9. So the first day of Ramadan will be July 10, the Sharjah Planetarium has announced.
First Published: Monday, March 18, 2013, 09:36