KARACHI: The Pakistan Meteorological Department (PMD) Friday predicted that the Ramazan moon will likely be sighted on the evening of May 6.
The department further said, the new moon of Ramazan, 1440 AH will be born on crossing conjunction point at 03:45 Pakistan Standard Time (PST) on May 5.
The moon will be sighted on the evening of Monday, May 6 and the holy month of Ramazan 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 05, i.e.29 Shaaban, the met office said.
“The new moon will be 15 hours and 18 minutes old by the time sun sets on Sunday May 05 in Pakistan, and it will be only seven degrees above the horizon,” an expert said.