Weather of Arabia - When will the first day of the month of Shawwal and Eid al-Fitr be in Saudi Arabia? What are the astronomical circumstances accompanying the investigation process? Will it be possible to see the crescent?
In order to answer this question, we must review some astronomical data related to the investigation of the crescent moon of Shawwal and Eid al-Fitr tonight, the most important of which are sunset and the time of the moon at sunset, in addition to the age of the crescent.
It is noticed through the astronomical calculations that the moon will set before the sun in the various regions of Saudi Arabia on Friday evening, and even in the various regions of the Arab world, so there will not be a crescent to be observed, which means that seeing the crescent of Shawwal and Eid al-Fitr after sunset on Friday is impossible.
It is also through astronomical calculations that it is clear that the birth of the moon of the month of Shawwal will be at exactly 8:39 pm on Friday, i.e. after sunset, and this is another reason why it is impossible to see the moon of Shawwal after sunset on Friday.
Therefore, it is expected that Saudi Arabia will be announced on Saturday, May 23, 2020, as a continuation of the month of Ramadan, and on Sunday, May 24 is the first day of Eid Al Fitr 2020 in Saudi Arabia.