Sharjah: The Sharjah Planetarium at the Department of Culture and Information announced that the Ramadan Crescent will form on July 8 at 11.14am and set at 7.08pm, five minutes before sunset.

The crescent will be seen on the evening of July 9, which means the first day of Ramadan will be July 10, astronomically corresponding to Ramadan 01, 1434 H.

The Sharjah Planetarium also announced that the Shawwal crescent will appear on August 7 at 12.51am and set with the sun, making it difficult to be seen. It completes the last day of Ramadan (30 days), making August 9 astronomically the first day of Shawwal and the first day of Eid Al Fitr.

Ebrahim Al Jarwan, Astronomy Researcher and Supervisor of Sharjah Planetarium, said the first half of Ramadan will witness a rise in temperature, which will reach 46 degrees Celsius, accompanied by dry and dusty winds.