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Eid-ul-Fitr 2024 moon sighting highlights: Shawwal crescent NOT sighted in Saudi Arabia, Qatar, UAE. Eid on April 10

ByZarafshan Shiraz, New Delhi
Apr 08, 2024 09:21 PM IST

Eid-ul-Fitr 2024 moon sighting highlights: Amid cloudy weather and upcoming total solar eclipse, Muslims in Saudi Arabia, Qatar and UAE could sight Shawwal crescent moon. Eid on April 10

As per Indian time, the total solar eclipse on April 08, 2024 will take place from 9:12pm to 2:22am, in between which, Muslims across the Kingdom of Saudi Arabia, USA, United Kingdom, UAE, Qatar and in other countries were gearing up to sight the crescent moon of Shawwal that will mark the end of Ramadan 2024 and the day of Eid-ul-Fitr this year as it is celebrated on the first day of Shawwal, the tenth month of the Islamic lunar calendar, after the sighting of the new moon or crescent moon. It is a major Islamic festival where "Eid" means "celebration" and "Fitr" means "breaking of the fast" and is celebrated by Muslims worldwide but the exact date of the festival varies each year, as Islam follows a lunar calendar that is based on the sighting of the new moon and this year, Ramadan was expected to get over on Monday, April 08 with a treat for sky gazers and celestial body lovers since the new moon occurring on April 08 was anticipated to be seen with a total solar eclipse in specific locations on Earth.

Eid-ul-Fitr 2024 moon sighting LIVE: Shawwal crescent NOT sighted in Saudi Arabia, Muslims to fast on Tues, Eid on Wed (File Photo by REUTERS/Esa Alexander)

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  • Mon, 08 Apr 2024 09:21 PM

    Eid-Ul-Fitr 2024: Shawwal crescent moon sighting in the United Kingdom

    With the edges of western Europe slated to experience a partial eclipse tonight, some areas in the British Isles - mostly western Scotland and Ireland - will be able to see part of the moon moving in front of the sun but although the new moon will become visible as a dark circle silhouetted against the blazing surface of the sun, it is the first slim crescent forming around the moon's edge that observers must report before Eid-ul-Fitr 2024 is declared. According to Birmingham Mail, Midlands-based moonsighting expert Dr Zahid Nawaz said, "There is a total solar eclipse on Monday, April 8, which will impact the visibility of the Shawwal crescent moon this year. This impacts only those countries who attempt to sight the crescent. However, those who follow astronomical calculations will also be impacted as the moon sets before sunset on Monday."

  • Mon, 08 Apr 2024 09:19 PM

    Eid-Ul-Fitr 2024: Shawwal crescent moon sighting in US

    The United States Naval Observatory reportedly stated, "The sighting of the lunar crescent within one day of new moon is usually difficult. The crescent at this time is quite thin, has a low surface brightness, and can easily be lost in the twilight. Generally, the lunar crescent will become visible to suitably-located, experienced observers with good sky conditions about one day after new moon. However, the time that the crescent actually becomes visible varies quite a bit from one month to another. Naked-eye sightings as early as 15.5 hours after new moon have been reliably reported while observers with telescopes have made reliable reports as early as 12.1 hours after new moon."

  • Mon, 08 Apr 2024 09:16 PM

    Eid-Ul-Fitr 2024: Shawwal crescent moon sighting in Canada

    The moon sighting for Eid-ul-Fitr in Canada is anticipated to take place on Tuesday, April 9. If the Shawwal crescent is not sighted on Tuesday, Eid will be celebrated on Wednesday, April 10, 2024.

  • Mon, 08 Apr 2024 09:12 PM

    Eid-Ul-Fitr 2024: Shawwal crescent moon sighting in Australia

    The Australian Fatwa Council has confirmed that the Shawwal crescent will be born on Tuesday, April 9, 2024, at specific times in Sydney and Perth and it will be the last day of Ramadan while Eid-ul-Fitr will be celebrated on Wednesday, April 10, 2024.

  • Mon, 08 Apr 2024 09:08 PM

    Eid-Ul-Fitr 2024: Shawwal crescent moon sighting in Qatar

    First day of Shawwal and Eid-ul-Fitr 2024 will be on Wednesday, April 10 in Qatar.

  • Mon, 08 Apr 2024 09:06 PM

    Eid-Ul-Fitr 2024: Shawwal crescent moon sighting in Pakistan

    In Pakistan, Ruet-e-Hilal Committee to meet on Tuesday evening for Shawwal moon sighting as the Met Office has predicted that Eid ul Fitr may fall on April 10 since the Shawwal moon is expected to be sighted on April 9. Pakistan's Meterological Department predicted that the crescent would be born on April 08 at 11:21pm and it would be aged between 19 and 20 hours the next day around Maghrib prayer and the crescent could be spotted for over 50 minutes around sundown.

  • Mon, 08 Apr 2024 09:02 PM

    Eid-Ul-Fitr 2024: Shawwal crescent moon sighting in Morocco

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  • Mon, 08 Apr 2024 08:46 PM

    Eid-Ul-Fitr 2024: Shawwal crescent moon NOT sighted in Saudi Arabia, Eid on April 10

    The crescent moon was NOT sighted in Saudi Arabia. Therefore, Eid-ul-Fitr will be celebrated on Wednesday, April 10 2024.

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  • Mon, 08 Apr 2024 07:43 PM

    Eid-ul-Fitr 2024 moon sighting: Statement by Saudi Meteorology on Shawwal crescent sighting expectations tonight, amid total lunar eclipse 

    Saudi Meteorology has just issued this statement: “We expect that visibility will not be good for seeing the Shawwal crescent in Central regions, Sudair and Tumair due to heavy clouds.” It added, “Today, the weather is suitable for observing the Eid al-Fitr crescent in the north and west of the Kingdom.”

  • Mon, 08 Apr 2024 07:39 PM

    Eid-ul-Fitr 2024 moon sighting: Preparations begin to sight the Shawwal crescent in Saudi Arabia.

    Preparations begin to sight the Shawwal crescent in Saudi Arabia at the main observatories of Sudair and Tumair.

  • Mon, 08 Apr 2024 07:37 PM

    Eid-ul-Fitr 2024 moon sighting: Will Shawwal crescent moon be sighted tonight amid total lunar eclipse?

    As per the predictions of astronomers, it is very likely for this Ramadan to be 30 days however, as per the sunnah of the Prophet Muhammad (peace be upon him), an attempt will be made to sight the crescent moon which will mark the end of Ramadan fasting and the beginning of the month of Shawwal with Eid-ul-Fitr as its first day.

  • Mon, 08 Apr 2024 07:30 PM

    From kebabs to haleem: A foodie's guide to celebrating Eid in India

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  • Mon, 08 Apr 2024 07:29 PM

    Eid-ul-Fitr 2024: Decor ideas to create a festive atmosphere at home

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  • Mon, 08 Apr 2024 07:28 PM

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  • Mon, 08 Apr 2024 07:28 PM

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  • Mon, 08 Apr 2024 06:16 PM

    Eid-ul-Fitr 2024 and diabetes: How to manage blood sugar levels during the festivities

    Eid-ul-Fitr 2024: Health experts share tips for diabetics to keep a close eye on your blood sugar levels to avoid any health complications amid festive feasting

  • Mon, 08 Apr 2024 06:15 PM

    Eid-ul-Fitr 2024 travel guide: 5 tips for navigating crowds and booking affordable getaways

    Get ready to make the most of Eid-ul-Fitr 2024 with these essential travel tips, designed to help you navigate crowds and secure budget-friendly getaways.

  • Mon, 08 Apr 2024 06:14 PM

    Eid-ul-Fitr 2024: From nihari gosht to shahi tukda, 3 lip-smacking recipes for a delicious Eid celebration

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  • Mon, 08 Apr 2024 06:13 PM

    Eid-ul-Fitr 2024: Date, history, significance, and all you need to know about the Islamic festival and its celebrations

    Eid-ul-Fitr 2024: Eid marks the end of the holy month of Ramadan and is also known as Eid-al-Fitr or Meethi Eid. Click here to know its date, history and significance.

  • Mon, 08 Apr 2024 06:12 PM

    Health tips for Eid-ul-Fitr 2024: Balancing festive feasts with wellness to have a healthy Eid

    Eid-ul-Fitr 2024: From staying hydrated to avoiding late night dinners, here are a few ways to balance festivities with wellness.

  • Mon, 08 Apr 2024 05:12 PM

    Eid-ul-Fitr 2024 fitness routine: 12 ways to stay active and healthy during celebrations

    Over-indulging in Eid delicacies and reduced activity levels during this festive time can affect your wellness. Here are fitness tips to ensure good health.

  • Mon, 08 Apr 2024 05:11 PM

    Eid-ul-Fitr 2024 travel health tips: Staying safe and healthy while on the go

    Since Eid-ul-Fitr is during summer this year, here are travel health tips that you must not forget, especially when going abroad and adjusting to new time zones

  • Mon, 08 Apr 2024 05:11 PM

    Eid sleep tips: Ensuring restful sleep for overall health post Laylatul Qadr in Ramadan 2024

    Catch up on rest and rejuvenate with these sleep tips for a refreshed post-Ramadan 2024 or Eid-ul-Fitr 2024 celebration

  • Mon, 08 Apr 2024 04:27 PM

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  • Mon, 08 Apr 2024 04:25 PM

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  • Mon, 08 Apr 2024 04:24 PM

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