Eid-ul-Fitr will be on April 21 or 22?

The last decade of Ramadan is coming to an end, after which the festival of Eid will take place. Eid-ul-Fitr will take place on April 21 or 22.

As the month of Ramadan passes, the wait for Eid-ul-Fitr in the Islamic world increases and everywhere it is said that this time the moon of Eid will be on the 29th or 30th, that is, there will be 29 or 30 days of Ramadan. This year, the same topic is being discussed as soon as the last decade of Ramadan begins, but the International Astronomical Center has predicted that Eid will be on April 21 or 22.

According to a foreign media report, the International Astronomical Center has confirmed that it is not possible to see the moon with open eyes anywhere in the Arab and Islamic world on Thursday.

The report explains that in most countries of the Arab and Islamic world, except for some parts of West Africa starting from Libya, it is not possible to see the moon through a telescope on Thursday.

The International Astronomical Center says that in this sense, Eid-ul-Fitr will be on Saturday, April 22.

On the other hand, astronomically, this year, Ramadan in the Arab world is 29 days long and Eid al-Fitr will be on Friday, April 21. The Supreme Court of Saudi Arabia has also appealed to see the moon of Shawwal on the evening of Thursday 29th of Ramadan 1444 Hijri according to the Umm Al-Qura calendar.

The National Institute of Astronomical Research in Egypt reported a few days ago that according to the astronomical calculations of the institute’s Sun Research Laboratory, Ramadan will be 29 days this year and Friday, April 21, will be the first day of Shawwal. It’s one of those rare things that comes out every few years.

The center added that the Shawwal moon will rise at exactly 6:14 a.m. Cairo time immediately after the set and 29th of Ramadan will be the moon sighting day on Thursday.

However, astronomers have reported a different astronomical event on this day, which will occur in many countries of the world, including Egypt. This event is a total solar eclipse.

Egyptian media quoted Professor Dr. Ashraf, an astronomer at the National Institute for Astronomical Research in Egypt, as saying that on April 20, the moon will be close to the Earth and completely obscure the sun’s disk, and the eclipse will affect parts of the world. Full and will appear fringed in other parts.

According to Egyptian astronomers, the moon will not be visible in the sky all night on this day because it will rise with the sun and set completely with it. The bright face of the moon will be towards the sun and its dark face will be towards the earth.

The report added that the path of the total solar eclipse will start from the southern Indian Ocean and pass through parts of western Australia and southern Indonesia. A partial eclipse will be visible in Indonesia and most of Australia.

In this regard, the head of the National Institute for Astronomical and Geophysical Research, Dr. Jad Al-Qazi, has said that the possibility of not seeing the moon of Eid-ul-Fitr is also due to weather conditions.

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