Sharjah Planetarium has announced the first day of Eid Al Fitr based on astronomical calculations.
Sharjah Planetarium announces Eid date
Sharjah Planetarium has announced that it expects the first day of Eid Al Fitr, first day of Shawwal, to fall on July 28.
According to Al Ittihad, The National’s Arabic-language sister paper, Ibrahim Al Jarwan, an astronomy expert and chief supervisor of the Sharjah Planetarium, said astronomical calculations show that the Shawwal crescent moon will form on Sunday, July 27, at 2.42 am, the sun will set at 7.05pm and the moon will set seven minutes after sunset.
Therefore, Monday, July 28, will be the first day of Shawwal and the first day of Eid Al Fitr.