By the end of this year, on December 31, 2016, a “leap second” will be added to the world’s clocks at 23 hours, 59 minutes 59 seconds Coordinated Universal Time (UTC).
The Astronomical New Moon (conjunction) will occur on Monday the 4th of July, 2016 at 11:01 UT. The moon can be only seen with telescopes in South America and in Polynesian Islands.
Ramadan is the ninth month of the Islamic calendar, and the month in which the Qur’an was revealed. Fasting during the month of Ramadan is one of the Five Pillars of Islam. The month is spent by Muslims fasting during the daylight hours from dawn to sunset.
With anticipation, happiness and excitement mounting, Muslims from every corner of the Earth are busy with Ramadan preparations.