Friday, June 7, is expected to mark the commencement of the month of Dhu Al Hijjah for the current Hijri year 1445, as per the Egyptian Astronomy Institute's projections. Consequently, based on astronomical calculations, it is likely that Eid Al Adha will be observed on Sunday, June 16. Dr Taha Rabeh, President of the National Institute for Astronomical and Geophysical Research in Egypt, made an announcement regarding the astronomical calculations conducted by the Institute's Sun Research Laboratory.

In his recent statement, Dr. Rabeh provided details that the crescent moon indicating the beginning of Dhu Al Hijjah will be visible at 2:39pm Cairo time on Thursday, June 6, corresponding to the 29th of Dhul-Qi’dah. The crescent will be observable in the sky of Makkah for 11 minutes and in Cairo for 18 minutes after sunset on the same day, known as the sighting day. In Egypt's various governorates, the crescent will remain visible for durations ranging between 12 and 20 minutes after sunset.

Dr. Rabeh also highlighted that the new crescent will be visible after sunset in the skies of several Arab and Islamic capitals and cities for periods ranging from 1 to 28 minutes. However, in Kuala Lumpur and Jakarta, the moon will set 9 and 14 minutes before sunset, respectively, making the crescent invisible in these locations on the sighting day.