Eid moon likely to be visible on Tuesday in Pakistan

In Local
April 09, 2024



ISLAMABAD:

There is a strong likelihood that the Eidul Fitr moon will appear in the skies on Tuesday, April 9, marking an auspicious end to the holy month of Ramazan.

Born on Monday night at precisely 11:21pm, the moon will reach an age of 19 hours and 41 minutes by its sighting time in Islamabad.

Residents of the capital city can expect to catch a glimpse of the Shawwal moon for a fleeting ten minutes, with the moon sighting window spanning from 7:02pm to 7:31pm.

Similarly, other regions across the country are also gearing up for the sighting. In Azad Kashmir, the moon will be visible from 7:01pm to 7:30pm, while in Quetta, the sighting window extends from 7:25pm to 7:54pm.

Pasni will witness the moon from 7:29pm to 7:57pm, and in Peshawar, the moon will grace the sky from 7:08pm to 7:37pm.

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Lahore residents can anticipate the moon to appear between 6:54pm and 7:21pm, whereas in Karachi, the sighting window falls between 7:15pm and 7:42pm.

Furthermore, the Central Ruet-e-Hilal Committee is scheduled to convene in Islamabad on Tuesday to officially sight the Shawwal moon.

Chaired by Maulana Abdul Khabir Azad, the committee will comprise members from various government bodies, including the science and technology ministry, the meteorological department, and the space and upper atmosphere research commission.

Contributions from zonal members representing Islamabad, Lahore, Karachi, Quetta, and Peshawar are expected to enrich the deliberations during the meeting.

In anticipation of the Eid festivities, the government has announced three-day holidays from April 10 to April 12 for offices with a five-day workweek, and a four-day break from April 10 to April 13 for those with a six-day workweek.

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