Al Hijra, Ramadan and the Islamic calendar: Eid 2019
Source: Royal Observatory website
Observations of the Moon determine the timing of the Islamic year Al Hijra and its months including the holy month of Ramadan. Find out the dates here.
The date for Eid al-Fitr (Festival of Breaking the Fast) and the start of each new Islamic month depend on the sighting of the new crescent Moon. On 4 June 2019, we will broadcast a live moonsighting on Facebook to mark the end of Ramadan with Royal Observatory Astronomers Brendan Owens, Dr. Emily Drabek-Maunder, Tom Kerss and guest amateur astronomer, Imad Ahmed, from The New Crescent Society.
Tune in to get the best tips for moonsighting, and have your questions about the Moon answered live by astronomers. The live starts at 21:20 BST.
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