When will Eidul Azha be in Pakistan?

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    According to an astronomer, the sighting of the Zil Hajj moon in most Muslim countries is expected to occur on Sunday, June 18. However, the International Astronomical Center has stated that the moon may not be visible in the eastern regions of the Islamic world. In countries where Sunday, June 18 corresponds to the 29th of Dhul-Qaad, 1st Dhul-Hijj is likely to fall on Monday, June 19, with Eid-ul-Adha following on Wednesday, June 28.

    In Pakistan, June 18 will be the 28th of Zul-Qaad, and the sighting of the moon will be attempted on Monday, June 19, the 29th of Zul-Qaad, by the Sawit Hilal Committee.

    Based on this information, it is expected that 1st Dhul Hajj in Pakistan will be observed on either Tuesday, June 20, or Wednesday, June 21. Consequently, Eid-ul-Adha in Pakistan is likely to take place on Thursday, June 29, or Friday, June 30.

    The International Center of Astronomy highlights that the visibility of the Zil Hajj moon on the 29th of Dhu Qaad, June 18, will be challenging in the western and central regions of the Islamic world, even with advanced telescopes.

    Specifically, the moon will set 7 minutes after sunset in Jakarta, with an age of 6 hours and 5 minutes. In Abu Dhabi, the moon will set 29 minutes after sunset, approximately 12 hours and 4 minutes after its birth. Similarly, in Riyadh, the moon will set 31 minutes after sunset when it will be 13 hours old. In Oman and Occupied Jerusalem, the moon will vanish from sight 37 minutes after sunset, at an age of 14 hours.