June 7 sighting of Moon for Aidiladha


PUTRAJAYA: The sighting of the new moon of Zulhijjah to determine the date for Hari Raya Aidiladha will be conducted on June 7 (Friday), the office of the Keeper of the Rulers’ Seal said in a statement on Tuesday (May 28).

The Keeper of the Rulers' Seal would announce the date for Aidiladha over radio and television on the same night, it said.

"Conference of Rulers had consented to set the date for Aidiladha based on the 'rukyah' (sighting of the new moon) and 'hisab' (mathematical and astronomical calculation) methods,” said the statement.

The sighting will be conducted at 29 locations nationwide, it added.

The locations are Pontian Kecil, Johor; Falak Al-Khawarizmi complex, Kampung Balik Batu, Tanjung Bidara, Melaka; Baitul Hilal Complex Telok Kemang, Port Dickson, Negri Sembilan; Bukit Melawati, Kuala Selangor, Selangor; Bukit Jugra, Banting; Selangor observatory, Sabak Bernam, Selangor.

Pantai Pasir Panjang, Mukim Pengkalan Baru, Manjong, Perak, Falak Sheikh Tahir centre, Pantai Aceh, Penang; Kampung Pulau Sayak, Kuala Muda; Pemandangan Indah, Pulau Langkawi and Alor Setar Tower in Kedah.

Bukit Besar, Kuala Terengganu; Bukit Geliga, Kemaman; Pulau Perhentian, Besut and KUSZA observatory, Mukim Merang, Setiu, Terengganu; Bukit Peraksi, Pasir Puteh; Bukit Kampung Tembeling, Kuala Krai and SEDC Tower, Kota Baharu, Kelantan.

Pusat Falak, Miri, Teluk Bandung, Kuching; and Tanjung Batu, Bintulu in Sarawak; Al-Biruni observatory, Putatan, Sabah; Bukit Tanjung Batu, Nenasi; Gunung Berincang, Cameron Highlands and Menara Kuantan 188, Pahang; Menara Universiti Malaysia Sabah, Labuan International Campus; Menara Kuala Lumpur; Putrajaya International Convention Centre and Menara Pandang, Masjid Al-Hussain Kuala Perlis in Perlis.- Bernama

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