Eid Moon Sighting 2019: Saudi Arabia confirms sighting crescent; Moon remains unseen in Indonesia, Australia, New Zealand, Japan
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Eid Moon Sighting 2019: Saudi Arabia confirms sighting crescent; Eid Al Fitr on Tuesday

The Kingdom of Saudi Arabia has sighted the hilal crescent, confirmed the officials of Haramain. Eid al-Fitr will be celebrated in KSA on Tuesday, June 4. Meanwhile, the moon remained unseen in Indonesia, Australia, New Zealand, Japan and Philippines and other parts of Asia.

Muslims in the Middle East, Europe, Africa, United States, China, Russia and other parts of the world, excluding India, Pakistan and Bangladesh, will attempt to sight the crescent moon this evening to mark the beginning of Eid or Eid al-Fitr festival. The moon sighting will also mark the end of Ramadan month. If the moon is sighted today (Chand Raat), Eid will be celebrated tomorrow i.e June 4 in countries in the Middle East, Europe, Africa, United States, China, Russia and other parts of the world.

Under the Islamic lunar calendar, a new month begins upon the sighting of a crescent moon on the 29th day of the ongoing month. If the moon is not sighted, the month completes 30 days and a new month begins the next day. Eid is celebrated on the first day of the month of Shawwal.

In India, Pakistan and Bangladesh, attempt to sight the Eid moon will be undertaken on Tuesday, June 4. If the moon gets sighted, Eid al-Fitr will be celebrated on June 5. If not, the festival would be observed on June 6.

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