International astronomy sets the date of Eid al-Fitr in 8 countries

Bethlehem – Together – The International Astronomy Center has identified 8 countries that will announce Wednesday, the first day of Eid al-Fitr 2024, according to astronomical calculations.

The Center specified the countries in which the month of Ramadan began on Monday, March 11, and will be on Tuesday, April 9, completing the holy month in them, provided that the final opinion on the date of Eid al-Fitr for the Arab and Islamic countries to see the crescent will be according to what is announced by the official authorities responsible for this, which is the Egyptian Fatwa House.

There are 8 countries that declare Wednesday, April 10, the first day of Eid al-Fitr, according to astronomical calculations. They are the countries that began fasting on Monday, March 11, and they are:


Saudi Arabia.

The UAE.




the two seas.


The International Astronomy Center confirmed that expectations indicate, according to astronomical studies, that the reconnaissance crescent will b
e able to be seen using a telescope in the countries of the East of the world and South Africa, and the possibility of seeing the crescent with the naked eye is difficult from central Asia and the center of the African continent, and seeing the crescent is possible with the naked eye relatively easily from West Asia, and he explained. The sighting of the crescent will take place on Monday, April 8, and astronomical calculations indicate that Tuesday, April 9, will complete the blessed month of Ramadan.

Source: Maan News Agency