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Cairo: In the Islamic world, the wait for Hajj and Eid al-Adha begins from the sighting of the moon in the month of Shawwal and the first day of Eid al-Fitr. There is a difference of more than two months between Eid-ul-Azha and Eid-ul-Fitr. Astronomers say that this year Hajj will be on June 27 and Eid on June 28.
In the astronomical calendar prepared by the National Institute of Astronomical Research in Egypt, the expected date of birth of the moon in the month of Dhul-Hijjah has been announced.
According to astronomers, the birth of the moon Dhul-Hijja will take place on Sunday 29th Dhul-Qa’dah 1444H, which corresponds to 18th June 2023 immediately after the conjunction at exactly 18:38 Mecca and Cairo time. The new moon will remain in the sky in Mecca for 29 minutes and in Cairo for 36 minutes after sunset on that day.
In the case of Arab and Islamic capitals and cities, the new moon will be between 7 and 44 minutes after sunset on that day. Accordingly, the month of Dhu al-Hijjah 1444 AH begins on Monday 19, 2023 AD. This year, Arafat Day will be on Tuesday, June 27, 2023, and Eid-ul-Adha on Wednesday, June 28, 2023.
The Hijri, lunar, or Islamic calendar relies on the moon’s rotation around the earth to determine the month. Some Arab countries, such as Saudi Arabia, have adopted it as the official calendar.