Weather of Arabia - Sinan Khalaf - The Kingdom of Saudi Arabia and many Arab and Islamic countries are investigating the crescent of the month of Dhu al-Qi`dah this year after sunset on Friday 29 Shawwal 1444 AH, corresponding to 5/19/2023, and through the results of the investigation, the date of entering the new lunar month is determined, and the The date for the sighting of the crescent of the month of Dhu al-Hijjah for this year.
Astronomical calculations indicate that the crescent of the month of Dhu al-Qi`dah will be born immediately after the occurrence of the central conjunction at 3:53 pm Saudi time, and that the moon will set about 3 minutes before the sun on the day of the investigation in Makkah Al-Mukarramah, and according to astronomical data, the moon will set at 6:51 pm, Followed by sunset at 6:54 pm Mecca Al-Mukarramah time,
Accordingly, it is expected that seeing the crescent of the month of Dhu al-Qi’dah will be impossible in the Kingdom of Saudi Arabia on Friday, Shawwal 29 1444, which is considered impossible due to the moon setting 3 minutes before the sun, and accordingly, it is expected that Saudi Arabia will announce on Saturday 5/20/2023 complementing Shawwal, and on Sunday 2023 5/21/ The first day of the month of Dhul Qi’dah.
Based on these data, the investigation of the crescent of the month of Dhu al-Hijjah will be on Sunday 6/18/2023 AD to determine the date of entering the month of Dhu al-Hijjah and the day of standing in Arafat, the blessed Eid al-Adha.
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