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Ramadan 2015: Moon sighting committee to meet today in Oman

Ahead of 2015 Ramadan,Times of Oman reported that Moon Sighting Main Committee for 1436 AH led by Sheikh Abdullah bin Mohammed Al Salmi, Minister of Awqaf and Religious Affairs, will meet today evening.

The reports of the Astronomical Affairs at the Ministry of Awqaf and Religious Affairs point out that the calculations on the sighting of moon for the Holy Month of Ramadan 1436 AH show that the moon may be sighted in all the governorates today evening, if the skies are clear and there are no aerial factors to affect vision.

The moon is expected to be visible for more than 40 minutes in Oman. It will set in Muscat at 7.30pm and the sun will set at 6.55pm. In Salalah, the moon will set at 7.43pm and the sunset will be at 6.59pm.

This means the moon will set 44 minutes after the sunset.