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Muslims to fast over 15 hours in UAE

Ramadan is expected to start on June 6, with an average temperature of 42 degrees Celsius during the holy month

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23 May 2016 | 02:44 pm
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In a statement issued by the news agency Wam recently, Ibrahim Al Jarwan, General Supervisor at Sharjah Planetarium, said: "The new moon of Ramadan is to appear on June 5 at around 6.59pm UAE time, but it will disappear at around 7.25pm or 17 minutes after sunset of the same day. 
 
"The fasting time will reach a maximum of 15 hours and 10 minutes," said Al Jarwan, who is also a researcher in astronomy.
 

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