ISLAMABAD : The Pakistan Meteorological Department Friday predicted that the Ramazan moon will likely to be sighted on May 6.

The department further said, the new moon of Ramazan, 1440 AH will be born on crossing conjunction point at 03:45 PST on May 5. The moon will be sighted on the evening of Monday, May 6 and Ramazan is expected to begin on May 7, the weather office said while talking to private news channel.

According to the astronomical parameters, there is no chance of sighting of the new moon on May 5, i.e. 29 Shaaban, the met office said. “The new moon will be 15 hours and 18 minutes old by the time sun sets on Sunday May 5 in Pakistan, and it will be only seven degrees above the horizon,” an expert said. “It means there will be no chance of sighting the moon on May 5.”

The sun will set on 7:04 pm on Monday and the crescent could be sighted till 7:33 pm, met office said.

The weather is expected fair or partly cloudy in most parts of the country, according to the climate record.

Saudi Arabia and other countries in the Middle East, however, will be able to see the moon on May 5 and hold the first fast on May 6. South Asian neighbours Bangladesh, India and other countries in Asia and Africa will also sight the Ramazan moon on May 6 like Pakistan.