UAE Ramadan crescent: Special telescopes set up atop Jebel Jais to spot moon
If spotted tonight, holy month of Ramadan will begin from Tuesday.
The International Astronomy Centre has set up special telescopes atop the UAE’s highest mountain, Jabal Jais, to spot the crescent moon.
If spotted tonight, the crescent would mark the beginning of the holy month of Ramadan from Tuesday, April 13 .
The centre shared photos of special equipment being set up atop the mountain, which towers at an altitude of 1,900 metres above sea level.
Additionally, the centre’s officials would look for the crescent moon from Al Khatim Astronomical Observatory in Abu Dhabi.
The UAE moon-sighting committee will meet virtually tonight (Monday, April 12) after the Maghrib prayer.
The Shariah courts nationwide will inform the committee of any sightings.
Rohaan’s father Raheel Sheikh said it was the Emirati culture... READ MORE
The supermarket employee also gives a glimpse into another tradition... READ MORE
On the other hand, tea, coffee and milk saw a drop in prices. READ MORE
Toll charges will resume once the holiday period is over. READ MORE
Government's bid to inoculate adolescents excites parents amid an... READ MORE
Organisation of Islamic Cooperation tells Israel to stop barbaric... READ MORE
An estimated 200,000 Palestinians live in the UAE. READ MORE
The 69th edition of the pageant was held on Monday in Hollywood,... READ MORE