Astronomy expert confirms date of Eid Al-Fitr

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Published: 2022-04-20 13:32

Last Updated: 2022-10-01 18:11


Astronomy expert confirms date of Eid Al-Fitr
Astronomy expert confirms date of Eid Al-Fitr

Head of the National Institute for Astronomical and Geophysical Research, Dr. Jad Al-Qadi, said that according to calculations, the first day of Eid Al-Fitr is expected to be on Monday, May 2.

Qadi added, in a statement issued Wednesday, that the new crescent moon is expected to start taking form exactly at 10:28 pm Cairo time on Saturday, April 30th.

He pointed out that after sunset on that day the crescent moon would not have been ‘born’ yet in any Arab city.

Notably, most Arab countries will begin observing the crescent moon on Saturday, April 30, while Jordan will monitor it on Sunday, May 1.