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Palestinian women stand in front of a window decoration of Islam's crescent moon and a five-branch starGetty

Muslims around the world are anxiously waiting for the first sighting of the new moon of Shawwal, the 10th month of the Islamic calendar. The sight of the crescent moon marks the end of Ramadan and the beginning of Eid celebrations.

This year, Eid al-Fitr is expected to be on or around 17 July in the United Kingdom.

As the crescent moon appears on different dates in different geographical regions, many Muslim communities celebrate Eid on the day it appears over the sky above Mecca.

Besides, weather conditions may hamper the viewing of the moon of Shawwal in some places. However, the Islamic Crescents' Observation Project (ICOP) has come up with a live streaming video to allow Muslims across the world to watch the crescent moon appearing in the evening sky above Mecca, ending the holy month of Ramadan.

The group claims they are using a technique called CCD Imaging.

Watch the live streaming video below.

"We will have in this page live broadcast for Shawwal crescent observation on Thursday 16 July 2015 from Amman-Jordan. We will broadcast the PC screen so that the visitors can see the observation in details. In case the crescent will be visible, then the visitor will be the first to see it along with the observers," their statement says.

The ICOP will broadcast the Eid crescent live on its website on 16 July, from Amman in Jordan.

Crescentwatch.org claims that on 16 July, the only regions of the globe that will have any likelihood of a naked-eye sighting of the new moon are South America and the South Pacific.

If the moon is sighted on 16 July, Eid will be celebrated the next day. Otherwise, Eid will fall on 18 July.