x Abu Dhabi, UAESunday 23 July 2017

Sharjah Planetarium announces Eid date

Sharjah Planetarium has announced the first day of Eid Al Fitr based on astronomical calculations.

Astronomical calculations show that the Shawwal crescent moon will form on Sunday, July 27. Alan Dyer, Inc/Visuals Unlimited/Corbis
Astronomical calculations show that the Shawwal crescent moon will form on Sunday, July 27. Alan Dyer, Inc/Visuals Unlimited/Corbis

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.

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