Ramadan 2021: Here's when you will see the moon in India

The visibility of the moon, however, depends on other factors like atmospheric condition, clouds, and the distance between the sun and the moon on the horizon.

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Published on 12 April 2021 8:20 AM GMT

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Also known as Ramazan, Ramzan or Ramadhan, this is the ninth month of the Islamic calendar. Ramadan is observed by Muslims all over world as a month of fasting, prayer and reflection. It commemorates Muhammad's first revelation. Ramadan lasts for 29-30 days, from the sighting of the crescent moon to the next. At the end of the fasting month, Muslims celebrate Eid-al-Fitr which is the festival of breaking the fast.

The first day of fasting for the holy month is determined by the sighting of the new moon. And that is likely to be Tuesday, April 13, according to Al Jazeera.

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Saudi Arabia's Supreme Court has called on all Muslims to sight the moon either by the naked eyes or through binoculars and to report to the nearest court and register his testimony.

If the moon is sighted on Sunday, the 29th day of Sha'ban, then Ramadan will start on Monday. Otherwise, Monday will be declared as the 30th day of Sha'ban and Ramadan will start on Tuesday April 13.

India, Pakistan, Bangladesh, Sri Lanka, Nepal and other South Asian countries will sight the moon on April 12. If the new moon is sighted on Monday, then Ramadan will start from Tuesday.

Every year, Ramadan starts at least 10 days earlier than the last year and the lunar year is shorter than the solar year. In 2020, Ramadan began on April 23.

The Qatar Calendar House (QCH) has reportedly announced that the new moon will appear on April 12 at 02:31 GMT, as per astronomers. On this day, the moon is likely to visible in North, Central and South America. Then, it will be easily visible in most parts of the world on April 13.

The visibility of the moon, however, depends on other factors like atmospheric condition, clouds, and the distance between the sun and the moon on the horizon.

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