An urgent statement from the “Astronomical Research” about the crescent of the month of Dhul Qi’dah

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Dr. Jad Al-Qadi, President of the National Institute for Astronomical and Geophysical Research, and President of the Arab Association for Astronomy and Space Sciences, stated that, according to astronomical calculations carried out by the Institute’s Sun Research Laboratory, the crescent of the month of Dhu al-Qi’dah will be born immediately after the conjunction occurs at exactly five o’clock and one minute 54 pm Cairo time. Local on Friday 29 Shawwal 1444 AH corresponding to 19/5/2023 AD (the day of sighting), and it is noted that the new crescent will not have been born yet in some Arab and Islamic countries at sunset on the day of sighting.

And the moon sets (in the phase of the old crescent) 3 minutes before sunset of that day (the day of sighting) in Makkah Al-Mukarramah, while in Cairo the new crescent stays one minute after sunset, and in the governorates of the Arab Republic of Egypt it sets with sunset in Qena, Kharga, Sohag, Al-Tur and St. Catherine and Taba, and it sets before it in Halayeb, Toshka, and Aswan, with periods ranging between (1-2 minutes), and it sets after sunset in Salloum, Alexandria, Port Said, Tanta, Fayoum, and Assiut, with periods ranging between (1-3 minutes), but in most Arab and Islamic capitals and cities, the moon sets Before sunset on that day (the day of sighting) for periods ranging between (1-18 minutes), while it remains after sunset in some of them for periods ranging from (1-9 minutes), and in Baghdad the new crescent sets with sunset.

Thus, Saturday 5/20/2023 AD will be the completion of the month of Shawwal 1444 AH.

Thus, the beginning of the month of Dhu al-Qi`dah 1444 AH will be astronomically on Sunday 5/21/2023 AD.