The head of the National Institute of Astronomical and Geophysical Research, Dr. Jad al-Qadi, stated that according to the astronomical calculations carried out by the Solar Research Laboratory at the institute, the beginning of the month of Dhu al-Qida for the current Hijri year 1444 will be the following Sunday, and its count is 29 days, and therefore the break for Eid al-Adha will be June 27th. Track.
Al-Qadi indicated in a statement released to the media that the crescent of the month of Dhul Qida will be born at exactly 5:54 pm Cairo local time on Shawwal Friday. 29 AH 1444, which corresponds to May 19 of this year (the day of vision), and it is noted that the new crescent has not yet been born In some Arab and Islamic countries at the sunset of the day of vision.
He explained that the moon (in the old crescent phase) would set 3 minutes before sunset (observation day) in Mecca Al-Mukarrama, while in Cairo the new crescent would remain one minute after sunset.
Al-Qadi stated that in the governorates of Egypt, the moon will set at sunset in Qena, Kharg, Sohag, Al-Tour, St. Catherine and Taba, and it will set in front of her in Halaib, Toshka and Aswan with periods between (1-2 minutes) , and it will set after sunset in Sallum, Alexandria, Port Said, Tanta, Fayoum and Asyut with periods ranging from (1 to 3 minutes).
And he added that in most Arab and Islamic capitals and cities the moon sets before sunset on that day (day of observation) for a period of (1 to 18 minutes), while in some of them it remains after sunset for periods from between (1-9 minutes), and in Baghdad, the New Crescent Moon sets with sunset.