UAE announces the date of Eid al-Fitr astronomically

ahmed atef - | UAE

In the countries that will check the Crescent on Monday, April 8, the International Astronomical Center anticipated that the month of Ramadan would reach its thirty-day mark on Wednesday, April 10, the day of Eid al-Fitr.

This is because it is impossible to see the crescent moon on that day because the moon would have to set before the sun and the conjunction would take place after sunset.

The date of checking the Eid crescent

There are some countries that began the month of Ramadan on Monday, March 11, 2024, and these countries will check the Eid Crescent on Monday, April 8. Other countries, such as Indonesia, Malaysia, Brunei, India, Bangladesh, Pakistan, Iran, Oman, Jordan, Libya, and Morocco, began the month of Ramadan on Tuesday, March 12, 2024, and these countries will check the Eid Crescent on Tuesday, April 09, which corresponds to the twenty-ninth day of the month of Ramadan in them.

Countries that will examine the crescent on Tuesday 9 April

The center stated that for the countries that will be inspecting the Crescent on Tuesday, April 9, the Crescent can be seen on that day using a telescope from the eastern part of the world and from South Africa. It is possible to see the Crescent with the naked eye from Central Asia and the middle of the African continent, but it is difficult to do so. The Crescent can be seen with the naked eye relatively easily from West Asia, North Africa, the majority of Europe, and the majority of the Americas.

Therefore, it is anticipated that the majority of these nations will make an announcement regarding the sighting of the Crescent on that day, which means that Wednesday, April 10, will also be the day that they celebrate Happy Eid al-Fitr. It is not completely out of the question that both India and Bangladesh may declare on Tuesday that they have not detected a confirmed sighting of the Crescent. This would mean that their Eid al-Fitr will be celebrated on Thursday, April 11.

It was stated by him that the surface calculations of the Crescent sunset time are as follows: in Jakarta, the moon sets 29 minutes after sunset, its age is 16 hours and 58 minutes, and visibility is possible using a telescope. This information pertains to the position of the Crescent on Tuesday, April 09 in some Arab and Islamic cities.

At 19 hours and 35 minutes after sunset, the moon reaches its full phase in Abu Dhabi, which occurs 51 minutes after sunset. The moon makes its appearance in Riyadh 53 minutes after sunset, and the city's age is twenty hours.

Twenty hours and forty-eight minutes after sunset, the moon reaches its full phase in Amman and Jerusalem. This occurs sixty minutes after sunset. Twenty hours and forty-seven minutes after sunset, the moon reaches its full age in Cairo, having set 59 minutes after sunset.

When the moon reaches its full age of 22 hours and 57 minutes, it makes its appearance in Rabat 69 minutes after sunset. In the event that the atmosphere is clear, it is possible to see the object with the naked eye in Abu Dhabi, Riyadh, Amman, Jerusalem, Cairo, and Rabat.

Islamic Crescent Monitoring Project

Visit the website of the Islamic crescents observation project of the International Astronomy Center on the internet to become familiar with the results of crescent observation. The project was established in 1998 and currently includes more than 1,500 members of scientists and those interested in crescents observation and calculating calendars. On the website, you can learn about the results of the project.

The project encourages individuals from many nations across the world who are interested in the Crescent to examine it and transmit the results of their monitoring to the project through its website. The results are then published in a sequential manner after being audited and scrutinized.

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