Riyadh, Jun 14: Muslims in Saudi Arabia are observing Chand Raat (when Muslims gather to spot the new moon) this evening and will look for the crescent moon. The sighting of the moon on Chand Raat will determine the date for Eid or Eid-ul-Fitr celebration in the Kingdom of Saudi Arabia (KSA). This will also mark the end of Ramadan and beginning of Shawwal month. Catch live updates on moon sighting in Saudi Arabia here. Also Read - Eid-ul-Fitr: Virat Kohli, Shikhar Dhawan And Other Wish Eid Mubarak as Holy Month of Ramadan Ends

Eid 2018 Date in Saudi Arabia: Muslims in KSA will celebrate Eid-ul-Fitr either on June 15 or June 16 depending on moon sighting. A new month in Islamic calendar, which follows the lunar cycle, starts with the sighting of the moon on 29th of every month. If the moon is not sighted on 29th, that month completes 30 days. Therefore, if the moon is sighted this evening, Eid will be tomorrow on June 15. If not sighted, Ramadan month will complete 30 days and Muslims will celebrate Eid on June 16. Also Read - Eid-Ul-Fitr 2021: Know When Will India, Saudi Arabia And UAE Celebrate The Festival

Abulaziz Al Husseini, a senior Saudi meteorologist, predicted that Ramadan will last this year for 29 days, meaning the Eid-ul-Fitr will be celebrated on June 15. He said that this astronomical calculation is on condition of atmospheric clarity on the day of the moon sighting for Eid, reported Alarbiya. The confirmation on whether Eid-ul-Fitr would be celebrated in KSA on June 15 would be made by the Saudi Grand Mosque in Mecca. Also Read - Eid-Ul-Fitr 2021: Best Wishes, SMS, Eid Greetings, Whatsapp Messages, Images, Quotes To Wish Your Loved Ones Eid Mubarak

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    Moon sighted in saudi arabia, Eid to be celebrated on June 15

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    The Eid Al Fitr prayer timings in UAE have been announced. Eid prayer in Abu Dhabi will be held at 5.50am, at 5.57am in Al Ain, and 6.02am in the Western Region, as announced by Awqaf. Sharjah will hold prayers at 5.44am, according to Khaleej Times.

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    Fake WhatsApp messages are saying that Saudi Arabia will observe Eid on June 15.

  • 5:12 PM IST

    Eid in Saudi Arabia is expected on Friday June 15 as Muslims insist on the sighting of the crescent with the naked eye.