First crescent moon of Ramadan sighted in UAE

[22-03-2023 11:38 AM]

Ammon News - The International Astronomical Center (IAC) has announced the sighting of the crescent moon marking the beginning of Ramadan. The observation took place on Wednesday at 8:15 am in Abu Dhabi.

In a tweet published today morning, the IAC shared the first image of the Ramadan 1444 AH crescent. Captured by the Astronomical Seal Observatory of the International Astronomy Center, the photograph was taken shortly before sunrise in Abu Dhabi on Wednesday, March 22, 2023, at 08:15 am UAE time. At the moment of the photo, the moon was 7.4 degrees away from the sun.

This means tomorrow, Thursday March 23, will be the first day of Ramadan.

At 10:30 am (UAE time), the centre captured a clearer image of the Ramadan crescent. The moon was 8.2 degrees away from the sun when this photo was taken. Due to the increasing distance between the moon and the sun and the horizon, the view is clearer.

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