Astronomers predict Ramadan 2019 dates

The Ramadan 2019 dates have been predicted by astronomers – with the official announcement set to happen within days.

The important period looks likely to start on Monday May 6 in the Middle East, according to the International Astronomical Centre.

The centre’s director Mohamed Shawkat said the sighting of the crescent moon by eye in the region will be difficult on Sunday May 5.

If the predictions are correct, that means that the beginning of Ramadan will be declared the next day.

Each year, the start and end of are announced following observations by religious experts.

They are subject to change because the dates are determined by the sighting of a new moon.

During Ramadan, iftar is the meal that breaks the fast after sunset each day – and there are hundreds to choose from across the city.

Source: Time Out Dubai