ASTRONOMY CENTRE: Eid-el-Fitr moon sighted in UAE

 

Fresh report reaching NEWS FLAKES NG as at PRESS TIME has it that the crescent of the Shawwal moon has been sighted in Jebel Hafeet, Al Ain, the International Astronomy Center announced on Thursday.

This means Eid Al Fitr should begin tomorrow.

The crescent was seen using the technique of astronomical imaging, and the moon wasn’t spotted with the naked eye, the astronomy centre added.

The final announcement will be made when the moon-sighting committee in the UAE, which will meet only after Maghrib prayer, takes a decision.

In the UAE, as announced earlier, the public sector will observe their Eid break until Sunday, June 17, while the private sector will observe a two-day break on Friday and Saturday.

Khaleeftimes/astronomy Centre

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