The holy month of Ramadan for the Hijri year 1441 is likely to begin on Friday, April 24, 2020, according to one expert.
The Hijri calendar however, is a bit more ambiguous than the Gregorian one, since it depends on the visibility of the moon – dates of each month can vary from 29 to 30 days – and astronomers also have to take weather conditions into consideration before announcing the new month, but the Ramadan 2020 dates have been predicted based on astronomy.
Ebrahim Al Jarwan, General Supervisor at Sharjah Planetarium, said that through calculations based on astronomy, you can determine when months on the Islamic calendar are most likely to fall.
Al Jarwan said that astronomical calculations showed that the crescent of Ramadan in 2020 will appear on Thursday, April 23 at 6:26 during the sunset, and will disappear 20 minutes after the sunset.
He added that the crescent of Shawwal will appear on Friday, May 22, 2020 at 9.39pm on Saturday.
Moreover, Al Jarwan said that the month Dhul Hijjah will begin on July 22, and Eid Al Adha will be observed on Friday, July 31.