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Eid Al Fitr moon sighted in UAE: Astronomy centre

Eid Al Fitr moon sighted in UAE: Astronomy centre

Dubai - The crescent was seen using the technique of astronomical imaging.



By Web Report

Published: Thu 14 Jun 2018, 3:49 PM

Last updated: Thu 14 Jun 2018, 10:27 PM

The crescent of the Shawwal moon has been sighted in Jebel Hafeet, Al Ain, the International Astronomy Center announced on Thursday.
This means Eid Al Fitr should begin tomorrow.
The crescent was seen using the technique of astronomical imaging, and the moon wasn't spotted with the naked eye, the astronomy centre added.
The final announcement will be made when the moon-sighting committee in the UAE, which will meet only after Maghrib prayer, takes a decision.
In the UAE, as announced earlier, the public sector will observe their Eid break until Sunday, June 17, while the private sector will observe a two-day break on Friday and Saturday.

 

 Eid Prayer Timings
 Abu Dhabi 5.50am
 Dubai 5.45am
 Sharjah 5.44am
 Ras Al Khaimah 5.41am
 Fujairah 5.39am
 Umm Al Quwain 5.43am
 Ajman 5.43am

 
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