Rabat – Moroccans are expected to welcome Eid Al Fitr on Monday, June 26, breaking the fast upon the 30th day of Ramadan, according to the astrological predictions of Rabat Society of Astronomy.
The president of Rabat’s Society of Astronomy, Abdel-Hafiz Bani, has revealed that its astronomers are expecting the date of Eid al-Fitr to be on the sunset of the twenty-ninth day of the Hijri month.
In an interview with Alyaoum 24, Bani explained that the speed of earth’s rotation and its orbit around the sun are constant, which is a determinant factor in astronomical calculations, the precise evaluation of sunrise and sunset timings in a precise manner, and the estimation of the dates of religious holidays.
The scientist also pointed out that the movement of the moon around the Earth is also in a regular motion, which can help assist in accurate calculations of future dates and hours.
To date, there are several programs to calculate these standards, including the Program of Accurate Schedules, which was developed by the engineer Mohammed Shawkat Odeh within the Islamic system of monitoring the crescent moon.