Muslims across the UK will celebrate on one day despite beginning Ramadan on different days.

Parts of the Middle East announced yesterday said Eid would be on Wednesday (10 April).

However, many in the UK had chosen to wait until official confirmation by sighting the moon themselves or sightings in the nearest Muslim country – Morocco - on Tuesday night.

Eid-Al-Fitr marks the end of the holy month of Ramadan.

Following sunset today, a number of mosques announced they would be celebrating Eid on Wednesday meaning some Muslims would have fasted for 29 days and others 30 days.

Whilst it is not rare for this to happen in recent years there appears to be more agreements on the yearly following moonsighting disagreements.

In a special programme the Royal Observatory Greenwich hosted a ‘moonsighting’ event.

Director of the New Crescent Society Imad Ahmed and Royal Observatory astronomer Jake Foster hosted the broadcast.

They were joined virtually by New Crescent Society members from across the country, who will dial in to report their own sightings of the Moon. 

During the broadcast, Imad and Jake discussed the links between astronomy and Islam, the Islamic calendar, and tips for sighting the new crescent Moon yourself.