UAE: Ramadan in 2020 is expected to begin on April 24 depending on the sighting of the moon.
Ibrahim Al Jarwan, Member of the Arab union for astronomy and Space sciences, said that April 24 will mark the beginning of Ramadan, “astronomically”.
Al Jarwan told ‘Emarat Al Youm’ newspaper that “the crescent of Ramadan will be born on Thursday, April 23, 2020 at 06:26 am. At sunset of that day, the crescent will be at a height of three degrees above the western horizon, and it will set 20 minutes after sunset.”
Fasting will start on April 24th. Fasting hours, according to Al Jarwan, will be less than 15 hours this year; the first days of Ramadan are to be the shortest for fasting, 14 hours and 25 minutes. The longest fasting period – 14 hours and 57 minutes – will fall on the last day of the holy month.