When will Arafah and Eid-ul-Adha be? What do astronomers say?

The head of Egypt's National Institute for Astronomy and Geophysical Research, Dr. Jad Al-Qazi, has said that according to the astronomical calculations of the Sun Research Laboratory in the institute, the month of Dhul-Qa'da will begin next Sunday in the current Hijri year 1444 AH. This month can be 29 days. In this case, Eid-ul-Adha will be on June 27.

Al-Qazi pointed out in a statement reported by the media that the moon of the month of Dhul-Qa'da is likely to be sighted on May 19 at 5:54 p.m., Friday, 29 Shawwal, Cairo local time. However, in some Arab and Islamic countries, the new crescent may not be born yet after sunset.


He explained that the moon (old crescent) will set 3 minutes before sunset in Makkah, while the new moon in Cairo will be one minute after sunset.

Al-Qazi stated that in the Egyptian governorates of Qana, Qahar, Sohag, Al-Tur, St. Catherine and Taba, both the moon and the sunrise will set together, while in Halayb, Toshka and Aswan, the moon will set a minute or two before the sun. Similarly, it will set one to three minutes after sunset in Salom, Alexandria, Bor Said, Tanta, Fayum and Assiut.

He added that in most Arab and Islamic capitals and cities, the moon sets on that day (the day of sighting) for periods ranging from 1 to 18 minutes before sunset, while in some of them After sunset it will be between 1 to 9 pm.

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