Qatar Calendar House: First Day of Dhu al-Hijjah on August 12

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Doha, August 08 (QNA) - The new crescent of Dhu al-Hijjah of 1439H will born on 29 Dhu al-Qa'da (August 11) at 12:59pm, Doha local time, which the day of sighting, according to astronomical calculations by Qatar Calendar House.
The decision of the entry of Dhu al-Hijjah is legitimized by the Crescent Sighting Committee at the Ministry of Awqaf and Islamic Affairs.
Astronomer Expert at Qatar Calendar House Dr. Beshir Marzouk said that crescent of Dhu al-Hijjah of 1439H will be born after the partial eclipse of the sun reaches its peak. The eclipse will reach its peak on Saturday at 12:46 pm, the moment before the birth of Dhu al-Hijjah crescent.
He pointed out that Dhu al-Hijjah crescent of 1439 AH will disappear from the skies of Doha on Saturday (August 11, 2018), the day of sighting, at 6:23 pm, while the sun will set se at 6:12 pm, which means that the crescent will remain after the sunset in the skies of Doha for a period of 11 minutes. Therefore, Saturday, August 11, is the end of Dhu al-Qa'da 1439 H and Sunday, August 12, is the beginning of Dhu al-Hijjah 1439 H. (QNA)