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Eid Moon Sighting 2018 in Indonesia & Malaysia; Australia will celebrate eid on Saturday, Live News Updates: When Will Eid al-Fitr Hilal Crescent Be Sighted?

June 14, 2018

Indonesia will celebrate Eid al-Fitr tomorrow as the moon sighting has been confirmed in Jakarta. Meanwhile, the moon has not been sighted in Sydney and other parts of Australia, according the National Imam Council. The attempts to sight the crescent in Malaysia and Singapore is currently underway.

Reports claim the Eid moon has been sighted in Indonesia and the Eid al-Fitr prayers will be held on Friday. Interestingly, the development comes shortly after Australia declared Eid al-Fitr celebration on Saturday as the crescent moon was not sighted.

Watch the live telecast of news and updates related to Eid moon sighting in India by clicking here. Stay tuned on this page for the updates on crescent sighting emerging from Indonesia, Malaysia and Singapore.

Moon has not been sighted in Australia. According to the statement issued by ‘Moon Sighting Australia’, a group of researchers who extensively lookout for the crescent, there is no chance of moon to have risen in Australia today. Therefore, Eid al-Fitr will be celebrated in Australia on Saturday, June 16.

Click here the live updates on Eid moon sighting in Brunei, Sri Lanka, Maldives and Fiji. If the Eid moon will be sighted in any of the above nations, it is most likely that the crescent would also be sighted in other parts of Southeast Asia and Down Under.

No announcement has been issued so far by Indonesia and Australia. The sunset is awaited in Malaysia and Singapore. LatestLY is tracking all the updates related to Eid moon sighting emerging from the Down Under and Southeast Asia.

In Australia and Indonesia, the sunset is over. The meeting of Hilal Committees is underway in Jakarta. The National Imam Council is also holding talks in Sydney. Stay tuned here for the latest updates.

Jakarta/Kuala Lumpur/Sydney, June 14:Attempt to sight the Hilal crescent of Eid al-Fitr is currently underway in Australia, Indonesia, Malaysia and Singapore. In Jakarta and  Kuala Lumpur, the designated religious authorities are expected to make an announcement post namaz-e-maghrib, which is held after sunset. Stay tuned here for the live updates of Eid Moon sighting in Indonesia, Malaysia, Australia and Singapore.

The four nations began Ramadan on May 17, with today marking the completion of 29 fasts or rozas. If the moon will be sighted, it would mark the end of the month of Ramadan and beginning of Shawwal. If the moon remains unsighted, another fast will be kept tomorrow and Eid will be celebrated on Saturday.

Malaysia and Indonesia, which are predominantly Muslim nations, have declared an official holiday beginning from today. All institutes and workplaces will resume from Tuesday.

According to experts, the crescent is likely to be spotted shortly before the sunset. The official announcement would be made by the Hilal committees in Kuala Lumpur and Jakarta only after receiving the testament from eyewitnesses. The sunset timing in Indonesia is 5:46 pm and in Australia it is 4:53 pm. In Malaysia and Singapore, the sunset is at 7:14 pm and 7:11 pm respectively.

According to the International Astronomical Centre (IAC), the Eid moon is likely to be sighted in most parts of the world today, barring the South Asian subcontinent region