Tuesday, May 15, 2018

Ramadan Begins

According to Al Jazeera, Ramadan begins tonight in the United States and Europe where Muslim communities rely on astronomical calculations. In Muslim countries, the start of Ramadan is determined by actual moon sightings rather than by previous calculations.  Thus Ramadan will begin tomorrow evening in some Middle Eastern and Asian nations. (The National).  EarthSky explains the impact of geographical location on moon sighting.