Eid al-Fitr 2020: Time to see the moon in Saudi Arabia, Shawwal start date, end of Ramadan – art and culture


Eid al-Fitr or Eid ul-Fitr or the sweet Eid marks the end of Ramadan, also known as Ramadan, the month of the Islamic holy fast and is celebrated by all Muslims around the world. The celebration of Eid al-Fitr or "Fast Breaking" is said to start on May 23 and continue till May 24, however, the actual date may vary depending on the lunar eclipse. The start date of any lunar month of Hijri varies according to the new moon seen by the religious authorities, and since Eid al-Fitr is also the first day of the month of Shawwal, it is celebrated in different areas.

The Supreme Court of Saudi Arabia has asked Muslims across the country to report to the crescent.

The court said: "Anyone who looks at the moon with the naked eye or through binoculars will report to the nearest court and record testimony, or he will report to the center officer of the area."

Astronomers at the Majmah University observatory near Riyadh in Saudi Arabia confirmed on Thursday that Shawwal's crescent-shaped moon is unlikely to be seen on Friday, Ramadan 29 (May 22, 2020).

Sources at the observatory said, "According to the scientific calculations published at the astronomical observation site, the sun will depart at 6:39 pm at 293 degrees and the sun at night at Ramadan. 13 minutes before sunset. ”

“On Saturday, Ramadan 30, corresponding to May 23, the sun will rise at 239 degrees at 6.40 pm, and the crescent will shine at 293 degrees at 7.23 pm, meaning that the crescent will last for 43 minutes after sunset. Itude of 8.84 and length of 10.60, ”he continued.

Eid al-Fitr is likely to fall on May 24, as it will be impossible to find a new moon due to the establishment of the moon before the sun, said astronomers at the International Center for Astronomy in Abu Dhabi. Following the novel coronavirus, the committee will hold a remote meeting via video conferencing.

The Islamic or Hijri calendar lender is determined by the lunar cycle, which lasts either 29 or 30 days. The presence of a new moon signals the beginning of a new month.

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