Most Muslim countries will be sighting Shawwal moon on Thursday, June 14, the International Astronomy Centre in Abu Dhabi said on Wednesday.

This means that Eid Al Fitr will be celebrated on June 15, marking the first day of the three-day celebration.

In the UAE, the moon will most likely be difficult to see with the naked eye when it sets around 41 minutes after sunset.

The crescent moon will be visible by telescope in east and southeast Asian countries and Europe, the astronomy centre said.

In most of the Arab world, the crescent moon cannot be easily seen with the naked eye except for in the far western regions of southern Morocco, Mauritania, and west Africa.

Most of the Americas will be able to see the crescent moon by naked eye.

The moon will set after the sun by around 54 minutes in Nouakchott, Mauritania; 49 minutes after sunset in Rabat, Morocco; 46 minutes in Mogadishu, Khartoum, Tripoli and Algiers; 45 minutes in Djibouti and Tunis; 44 minutes in San’aa; 43 minutes in Cairo; 42 minutes in Riyadh and Amman and Jerusalem; 41 minutes in Beirut, Damascus, Manama and Abu Dhabi; and 40 minutes after sunset in Baghdad, Kuwait and Muscat… see more

source: khaleejtimes