"There have been positive sightings of the Shawwal crescent in Nigeria".
Often, the local committees have to collect and submit photos or videos of the moon as verification of the sighting.
Eid-al -Fitr will be celebrated in the United Kingdom - England, Wales, Scotland and Ireland - tomorrow, June 15, if the crescent moon will be sighted today. The age of the new moon at the time of sunset on Thursday evening will be around 19 hours.
The Islamic month of Shawwal comes after the 29 or 30 days of the month of Ramadan when Muslims across the world observe a month-long fasting.
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In Saudi Arabia and the UAE, the month of Ramazan also began on Thursday, May 17.
Eid al-Fitr, which means "festival of breaking the fast", is traditionally a three-day festival that marks the end of fasting.
The committee will hold a meeting after Maghrib prayer on Thursday at the Abu Dhabi Judicial Department. The committee said the moon sighting was confirmed on Thursday night in Al Ghazlania area in Qatar.
This year too, the committee claimed to have received 45 evidences from across the province and announced Eid on Friday after verification.
In Turkey, the Islamic holy month of Ramadan began on May 16.