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Ramazan Moon Likely to be sighted on March 11

Ramazan Moon Likely to be sighted on March 11.

The holy month of Ramadan is eagerly awaited by Muslims worldwide, and the question of when it will begin is a topic of great interest in Pakistan.

Here’s a comprehensive analysis of the latest moon sighting predictions for Ramadan 2024 in Pakistan:

Pakistan Meteorological Department’s (PMD) Forecast:

The PMD predicts a high likelihood of sighting the Ramadan crescent moon on March 11, 2024. This prediction is based on the following factors:

  • Moon Age: The new moon will be born on March 10th at 2:00 PM PST. By the evening of March 11th (29th Sha’ban), the moon will be over 28 hours old, exceeding the minimum sighting age of 19 hours.
  • Favorable Weather Conditions: Clear skies are expected in central and lower Sindh and Balochistan on March 11th, making moon sighting more probable in these regions.

Ruet-e-Hilal Committee’s Research Council’s Insights:

Khalid Ejaz Mufti, the General Secretary of the Ruet-e-Hilal Committee’s Research Council, echoes the PMD’s prediction. He emphasizes that if weather permits clear skies on March 11th evening, the crescent moon should be easily visible, leading to the first day of Ramadan falling on Tuesday, March 12, 2024.

Scientific Moon Data Supporting the Prediction:

Here’s a breakdown of the scientific data further supporting the PMD’s forecast:

  • Moonset Timing: On the evening of March 11th, the difference between sunset and moonset is crucial for sighting. This difference is expected to be a comfortable 73 minutes in Karachi, ranging further upwards in other cities like Gwadar, Lahore, Quetta, and Islamabad. A minimum of 40 minutes is considered ideal for sighting.

Potential Challenges for Upper Regions:

The PMD acknowledges that some regions, particularly in the upper parts of Pakistan, might face unfavorable weather conditions due to a western system and cloudy skies on March 11th. This could potentially affect moon sighting in these areas.

Importance of Official Moon Sighting Announcement:

While the scientific data and forecasts offer valuable insights, it’s important to remember that the official announcement regarding the commencement of Ramadan will be made by the Central Ruet-e-Hilal Committee after considering testimonies from all over Pakistan.

Preparing for Ramadan 2024:

Regardless of the exact start date, the predictions provide a good window for Muslims in Pakistan to prepare for the holy month. Here are some ways to get ready:

  • Spiritual Preparation: Strengthen your faith through increased prayer, Quran recitation, and reflection.
  • Planning and Budgeting: Stock up on essentials for Ramadan meals while maintaining a balanced and healthy diet.
  • Charity and Community: Reflect on ways to increase your charitable giving and connect with your community for a more fulfilling Ramadan experience.

The latest moon sighting predictions indicate a high probability of witnessing the Ramadan crescent on March 11th, with the first day of fasting likely to be March 12th.

However, the official announcement from the Central Ruet-e-Hilal Committee holds the final word. As we await the official confirmation, use this time to prepare spiritually and practically for a blessed and enriching Ramadan 2024.

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