CAIRO: Wednesday will be Egypt’s longest fasting day in the holy month of Ramadan, reaching 15 hours and 52 minutes, Abu el-Ela Amin, acting president of the Astronomical Research Institute, told Youm7 Sunday.
Amin added that fasting hours will decline gradually starting from Wednesday to reach the shortest fasting period in Ramadan on its last day July 16 with 15 hours and 37 minutes.
Egypt is believed to have the longest fasting period amongst Arab countries this year. During the holy month of Ramadan, which began June 18, Muslims fast from dawn to dusk.
The country witnessed its longest day of sunlight in 2015 on Sunday, where the sun was up for around 14 hours in a “Summer Solstice” phenomenon.
Additional reporting by Mohamed Mahsoub