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Sighting of Syawal new moon on June 24


The date for sighting of the Syawal new moon to determine when Aidilfitri falls has been set for June 24 (Saturday) or 29 Ramadan 1438 Hijrah.
A statement from the Office of the Keeper of the Rulers” Seal today said the Conference of Rulers had agreed that the date for Aidilfitri be based on sighting of the new moon and astronomical calculations.
“The Keeper of the Rulers” Seal will declare the date for Aidilfitri the same night through radio and television broadcasts,” said the statement.
The sighting of the Syawal new moon will be conducted at 29 locations nationwide namely:
1. Pontian Kecil, Johor
2. Kompleks Falak Al-Khawarizmi, Kampung Balik Batu, Tanjung Bidara, Melaka
3. Telok Kemang, Port Dickson, Negeri Sembilan
4. Bukit Melawati, Kuala Selangor, Selangor
5. Bukit Jugra, Banting, Kuala Langat, Selangor
6. Balai Cerap Selangor, Sabak Bernam, Selangor
7. Pantai Pasir Panjang, Mukim Pengkalan Baru, Manjong, Perak
8. Pusat Falak Sheikh Tahir, Pantai Aceh, Pulau Pinang
9. Kampung Pulau Sayak, Kuala Muda, Kedah
10. Pemandangan Indah, Pulau Langkawi, Kedah
11. Menara Alor Setar, Kedah
12. Bukit Besar, Kuala Terengganu; Terengganu
13. Bukit Geliga, Kemaman, Terengganu
14 Pulau Perhentian, Besut, Terengganu
15. Balai Cerap KUSZA, Mukim Merang, Setiu, Terengganu
16. Bukit Peraksi, Pasir Puteh, Kelantan
17. Bukit Kampung Tembeling, Kuala Krai, Kelantan
18. Menara Bangunan SEDC, Jalan Tengku Putera Semerak, Kota Baharu, Kelantan
19. Esplanade Luak, Miri, Sarawak
20. Teluk Bandung, Kuching, Sarawak
21. Tanjung Batu, Kuching, Sarawak
22. Balai Cerap Al-Biruni, Tanjung Dumpil, Putatan, Sabah
23. Bukit Tanjong Batu, Nenasi, Pahang
24. Gunung Berincang, Cameron Highlands, Pahang
25. Bukit Pelindong, Kuantan, Pahang
26. Tingkat 13, Menara Universiti Malaysia Sabah, Kampus Antarabangsa Labuan.
27. Menara Kuala Lumpur
28. Pusat Konvensyen Antarabangsa Putrajaya
29. Kuala Sungai Baru, Simpang Empat, Perlis.

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