The International Astronomy Center hoped that Eid al-Fitr would take place on 13 May in most Islamic countries.
Engineer Muhammad Shawkat Odeh, director of the International Astronomy Center, said that most Islamic countries are investigating on the eve of Eid on Tuesday, 11 May, while there are other countries that have started the month of Ramadan from Wednesday 14 April, and so will these countries Including many non-Arab Islamic African countries check on the occasion of Eid on Wednesday, May 12, so that Eid-ul-Fitr in these countries is either on Thursday or Friday.
He said that for those countries that will check the crescent on Tuesday, May 11, it is impossible for all the countries of the Islamic world to see the crescent on that day because of the setting and coincidence of the moon before the sun / Vardhaman was born / after sunset. , And accordingly these countries will complete several 30 days of Ramadan. The feast day is Thursday, May 13.
He said that for countries that will examine the crescent on Wednesday, May 12, it is possible to see the crescent on that day, while in East Asia and Europe it is possible to use the crescent, using binoculars from the Islamic world and Arab countries. With difficulty is possible with the naked eye from most continents in Africa, Canada and South America, and seeing the crescent on that day. It is easily possible with the naked eye from most parts of the United States, Central America, and northern South America.
Therefore, it is expected that Eid in most of these countries will occur on Thursday 13 May, while it may occur on Friday, 14 May in some of them.
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