The holy month of Ramadan is coming to an end and Eid ul Fitr is not too late. Right now there is only one question among all Muslims and fasting people that when can be Eid moon sighting 2023. Many people have commented on this, although no one has yet been able to say anything for sure. Keep reading without skipping any part of this article to know when the moon will be seen from different countries of the world.
As soon as the moon is seen, the holy Eid-ul-Fitr ceremony will begin. But before that it is necessary to be sure about when the moon can be seen. Eid ul Fitr is a festival that is celebrated worldwide. Eid will be celebrated only when the fourth of the holy month of Shawwal is observed. However, the moon cannot be seen at the same time in all the countries of the world, so there is some gap in the time of Eid celebration. Everyone’s question now is when Eid will be celebrated in Saudi, Qatar, UAE & Others countries.
Eid al-Fitr Moon sighting 2023
So when the Eid al-Fitr moon can be seen? Actually it will depend on the calendar and moon. Most of the countries in the world, including the Middle East, are preparing to celebrate Eid-ul-Fitr, although the sighting of the moon has not yet been confirmed. Thursday 29th Ramadan according to Arabic calendar and 1444 Hijri.
It is 20/21st April 2023 according to English calendar. Many have commented that this year there will be 29 Ramadans. As such, Eid will be celebrated in some countries of the world on 21st April. Besides, Eid will be celebrated on April 22 in some countries. It now depends on the moon. But experts are hoping that Eid moon will be sighted at the desired time and Eid will be celebrated.
Saudi Arabia announces Eid Al Fitr on 21 April
Saudi Arabia has sighted the crescent moon. Eid Al Fitr will be clebrated on 21 April, Friday.
Eid Moon Sighting in Saudi
This section will help you to know when Eid will be celebrated in Middle East countries including Saudi Arabia. Fasting can be 29 or 30 days. Ramadan started in Saudi Arabia on March 23. So they will search for the moon on April 20 because there is a possibility of seeing the moon during that time.
If four are seen on this day then the Muslims of this country will celebrate Eid on 21st April. But to be sure of this, we must wait for four viewings. If the moon is not seen on this day then the next day should be fasted. Now waiting to see when the moon is visible.
Eid Moon Sighting in UAE and Qatar
You probably don’t have anything new to know about this as I have already said that the holy Eid ul Fitr will be celebrated at the same time in Middle Eastern countries. If you want to know the moonrise time of UAE and Qatar then you are in the right section right now. Today, Thursday, April 20, is the 29th Ramadan in UAE and Qatar.
So, if the moon of Shawwal is seen in the sky after Iftar today, Muslims and fasting people will celebrate Eid in these places on April 21st. However, Middle East time will not match with many countries because Middle East countries are 1 day ahead of some countries. In this case those whose Ramadan started on March 24 will probably celebrate Eid on April 22.
Eid Moon Sighting in Other Countries
Now let’s talk about other countries. While Eid is celebrated in Eastern countries in the Middle East, there are some countries in the world where it is celebrated the next day. However, US countries will celebrate Eid with Saudi Arabia. Apart from this, there are some other countries including Malaysia where Eid ul Fitr will be celebrated on the same day as fasting in these countries started on March 23.
So if the moon is sighted on April 20th then Eid will be celebrated simultaneously on April 21st. Bangladesh, India and neighboring countries will celebrate Eid on the same day. Ramadan started on March 24 in these countries. So if the moon is sighted on 21st April then Eid ul Fitr will be on 22nd April in these countries.
You already have a clear idea about when Eid moon can be seen from the above discussion. Now you have to calculate the time depending on which country you live in. But Eid is likely to happen between 21st or 22nd April even though the moon has not been sighted yet. But it will be known soon.