Kuwaiti astronomer Adel Al-Saadoun said, Thursday, May 13, would mark the first day of the month of Shawwal, and Eid al-Fitr, Al-Rai reported.
He explained that on Wednesday 30 Ramadan, corresponding to May 12, the conditions for seeing the crescent will be appropriate as follows- The sun sets at 6:32 pm, the moon would be visible at 7:12 in the evening, the duration of the moon’s stay above the horizon after sunset is 39 minutes, and the height of the moon above the horizon at sunset is 7 and a half degrees, and the elongation, which is the angle between the moon and the earth, is 9 degrees and 18 minutes, and these conditions are suitable for viewing the crescent.
Regarding the rest of the circumstances, he stated that the width of the moon will be 12 seconds, and which is not sufficient to see it with the naked eye.
He indicated that he would see with the naked eye in western Saudi Arabia and the rest of the Arab Maghreb countries.
SOURCE : TIMES KUWAIT