Observations of the moon determine the start of Ramadan and Eid Al Fitr 2022.
In UAE, Ramadan is expected to fall on April 2022 this year, experts predict. According to tradition, the exact date will be determined closer to the start of Ramadan based on moon sightings. A month-long fast comes to an end with Eid Al Fitr 2022. Ramadan is expected to fall on Saturday, April 2, 2022, according to Ibrahim Al Jarwan, member of the Arab Federation of Space and Astronomy Sciences.
At the time, he added that Eid Al Fitr2022 would be celebrated on May 2, 2022. According to the Islamic calendar, Eid celebrations will run from Ramadan 29 through Shawwal 3. An exact date will be determined by moon sightings closer to the date. According to a study conducted by Arabia Weather in November, 2021, the sighting of the crescent of Ramadan 2022-1443 will be possible after sunset on Friday, April 1, when the central coupling (central new moon) is expected about 3:24am Mecca time on the same day.
In Mecca, the moon will remain visible for 15 minutes after sunset, and the crescent will be about 15 hours old. Consequently, Ramadan will fall on Saturday, April 2, in all Arab countries.