International Astronomical Centre announces expected first day of Eid Al Fitr

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Published: 2019-05-16 16:39

Last Updated: 2019-05-16 16:47


International Astronomical Centre announces expected first day of Eid Al Fitr
International Astronomical Centre announces expected first day of Eid Al Fitr
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The International Astronomical Centre (IAC) revealed that the sighting of the crescent moon of Shawwal would be impossible from all the continents on Monday, June 3, because the moon on that day sets before sunset and/or the topocentric conjunction occurs after the sunset, according to MenaFN.

The IAC said that it would be possible to sight the moon only with a telescope in some western parts of the Americas on June 3.

However, eye sighting of the moon would be possible in most Arab nations, Asia, Africa, and part of Australia on Tuesday, June 4.

Countries that started Ramadan on Monday are supposed to complete 30 days of fasting by Tuesday, June 4, IAC stated.

Regarding countries that started Ramadan on Tuesday, May 7, including Brunei, India, Pakistan, Bangladesh, Iran, Oman, and Morocco will complete 29 days of fasting. These countries will be able to spot the crescent moon on June 4, making Wednesday, June 5, the first day of Eid Al Fitr, IAC noted.