Srinagar: The Ramazan moon will be sighted on the May 27, marking the advent of the 9th Islamic month of 1438 hijri, according to renowned Pakistani scientist and astronomer Dr Shahid Qureshi, a media report said.
He said on Monday the moon sighting on the May 25 is not possible in any part of Pakistan, the report added.
“The clear visibility of the moon will be on May the 27, Saturday, marking the first Ramazan on May 28, Sunday,” he was quoted as saying.
Referring to the moon’s creation Dr Shahid Qureshi said the moon will born on May the 26 at 12:44 am, which will also be the midnight of May the 25th and 26th and at the very outset of sunset of the May the 26th it will be 18 hours old, bearing no visibility in any areas of Pakistan, the report added.
Traditionally, the Valley Muslims have observed their Islamic festivals of fasting and two Eids with Pakistan.