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Eid Al Fitar: moon was not sighted

According to astronomical calculations, the moon is was not sighted in Saudi Arabia. Hence, Eid Al Fitar would be on Sunday, May 24, reported Saudi Gazette.

The observatory sources said, “According to the scientific calculations that were published on the astronomical observatory site that sun will set at 6.39 pm at 293 degrees, and moon will set at 6.26 pm Friday, Ramadan 29, and this means the moon will set 13 minutes before the sunset.”

The observatory sources further said, “On Saturday, Ramadan 30, corresponding to May 23, the sun will set at 6.40 pm at 239 degrees, and crescent moon will set at 7.23 pm at 293 degrees, meaning that the crescent will stay on for 43 minutes after sunset at an altitude of 8.84 and elongation of 10.60.”