crescent sighting_cropThe Supreme Court of Saudi Arabia has encouraged all residents of the kingdom to watch the skies on the evening of 8 July (Monday) to sight the Ramadan crescent, reported Arabic daily Akhbaar24.

Those who sight the crescent (hilal) are requested to inform the nearest court. The crescent can be seen by the naked eye or using binoculars, shortly after sunset above where the sun had set.

The sighting of the crescent moon indicates the start of the holy month of Ramadan.