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Eid ul Fitr 2022: When Shawwal moon will be sighted in India?

Speed News Desk | Updated on: 29 April 2022, 16:21 IST
Eid ul Fitr 2022

The ninth month in the Islamic Lunar Calendar is Ramadan and the tenth is Shawwal whose first day is celebrated as Eid-ul-Fitr across the globe.

While the West nations culturally abide by the Gregorian calendar, the Islamic calendar is lunar which means it is based on the sighting of the crescent moon.

According to reports, Shawwal moon is likely to be sighted on the evening of 2nd May, after which Eid ul Fitr will take place on Tuesday, May 3, 2022.

As maintained by media reports, the astronomers said that the moon is expected to be born between April 30 and May 1 on crossing conjunction point at 1:28am PST.

In the meantime, the time span for moon sighting following the sunset will be at least 40 minutes and a maximum of 89 minutes and the crescent could be clearly sighted in different parts of the country on the eve of coming Monday if the weather is clear.

What is a Shawwal Moon:

Muslims around the world call this auspicious crescent Moon the "Shawwal Moon" because it happens in the 10th month of the Islamic calendar, which is based on the phases of the Moon. Its sighting starts Eid Al-Fitr.

Yearly, Eid-ul-Fitr takes place approximately 10-11 days earlier depending on when the crescent moon is sighted since lunar months are shorter than solar months and so it differes from country to country by about a day.

As Indian muslims celebrate the 29th day of the Ramadan fast on Wednesday, rozedaars will be getting ready to sight the crescent moon on chaand raat that will mark the onset of the month of Shawaal with Eid as its first day.

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First published: 29 April 2022, 16:21 IST