Crescent Moon Photos for 1 Dhul-Qa’dah 1440 AH

The crescent moon (hilaal) that marks the beginning of the 11-th islamic month of Dhul-Qa’dah was seen on the evening of Wednesday, 3 July 2019 from several places in the world. So far, however, until this post is written, we have not received any straight-from-the-camera photo of the crescent moon. The earliest report was from East Java, Indonesia where we have a CCD-image of the crescent. A CCD-image is a processed image of the crescent that is usually not visible by eye or even when viewed through the telescope. Only after image processing of the images taken by telescope, then the crescent image is visible.

Another visual report, using binocular, was received from Jordan, and naked-eye sighting was received from Marocco and several countries in the Central America and the USA.

The reports match with the Crescent Moon Visibility Map for Dhul-Qa’dah 1440 H as seen below:

Hilaal Visibility Map for Dhul-Qa’dah 1440 AH. Middle East countries, as well as Africa and America have the opportunity to sight the crescent moon of Dhul-Qa’dah 1440 AH on the evening of Wednesday, 3 July 2019.

Below are several images or photos of the crescent moon (hilaal) for 1 Dhul-Qa’dah 1440 AH taken on the evening of Wednesday, 3 July 2019. With this result, 1 Dhul-Qa’dah 1440 AH corresponds to Thursday, 4 July 2019.

CCD-image of the crescent moon of 1 Dhul-Qa’dah 1440 H as seen using telescope from East Java, Indonesia on the evening of Wedenesday, 3 July 2019. (© Achmad Junaidi)

Naked-eye visible crescent moon photos from the Americas.

From Barbados, Carribean, the crescent moon of 1 Dhul-Qa'dah 1440 AH was visible on the evening of Wednesday, 3 July 2019.
From Barbados, Carribean, the crescent moon of 1 Dhul-Qa’dah 1440 AH was visible on the evening of Wednesday, 3 July 2019.
From Arizona, USA, the crescent moon of 1 Dhul-Qa'dah 1440 AH was visible on the evening of Wednesday, 3 July 2019.
From Arizona, USA, the crescent moon of 1 Dhul-Qa’dah 1440 AH was visible on the evening of Wednesday, 3 July 2019.
From California, USA, the crescent moon of 1 Dhul-Qa'dah 1440 AH was visible on the evening of Wednesday, 3 July 2019.
From California, USA, the crescent moon of 1 Dhul-Qa’dah 1440 AH was visible on the evening of Wednesday, 3 July 2019.

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