Director of the International Astronomical Center, Mohamed Shawkat Odeh, revealed that for countries observing the crescent on May 11, seeing the crescent on that day will be “impossible” due to the moon setting before the sun and because of the conjunction (the crescent was born) after sunset, and therefore these will be completed. Many countries have Ramadan as 30 days, and the day of Eid, according to astronomical calculations, is Thursday, May 13.
The center said countries that started Ramadan on Wednesday April 14 will investigate the crescent moon on Wednesday May 12, including Brunei, India, Bangladesh, Pakistan, Iran, Sultanate of Oman, Morocco and many African Islamic countries. non-Arabs in Africa.
Odeh said, “For countries investigating the crescent on Wednesday, May 12, seeing the crescent on that day is possible using the telescope from the eastern Islamic world and Arab countries in Asia and Europe.”
While seeing the crescent is possible with the naked eye with difficulty from most of the continents of Africa, Canada and South America, and seeing the crescent today is easily possible with the naked eye from the States United, Central America and northern South America.
He added: “It is expected that Eid in most of these countries will take place on Thursday May 13 as well, while it may be Friday May 14 in some, like Pakistan and Brunei, due to the inability to see the crescent Wednesday from these areas with the naked eye.