Freedom of the press

Eid-ul-Fitr 2019 to fall on June 5 in Pakistan after moon-sighting on 29 Ramadan: expert

Karachi: Eid-ul-Fitr 2019 would most likely fall on June, 5 as Shawwal moon is expected to be sighted on June 4.

There are less likelihood of moon-sighting on June 3 in Karachi as moonset is expected to happen within a minute after sunset.

Here is why Professor Dr Shahid Qureshi, former director of Karachi University’s Institute of Space and Planetary.

Astrophysics says new moon’s birth would take place on June 3 on 28 Ramadan at 3:02 local time. Moon would be 4 hours and 16 minutes old on that day.

The moon would disappear within a minute after sunset.

In Peshawar,the moon would be 4 hours and 19 minutes old on June 3, 28 Ramadan and it would set below the horizon 2 minutes and 16 seconds before the sunset.

He said moon-sighting would be possible on June 4 across Pakistan since it would be visible above the skyline an hour after sunset with 11 degree altitude.

He said Eid-ul-Fitar would fall after 29 Ramadan.

According to the experts, for moon-sighting it is essential that moonset takes place after sunset and its crescent must be several degree high.

Follow Entertainment NEWS Today for more latest and trending stories. Get Breaking and Latest News online on The Namal
You might also like