When Does 1 Ramadan 1441 AH (2020 AD) Start?

The month of Ramadan 1441 AH is marked by the geocentric conjunction of the moon on Thursday, 23 April 2020 at 02:25 UT. There will be a chance to see the crescent moon (hilaal) from the American continent on Thursday evening. Therefore, based on predicted global moon sighting, 1 Ramadan 1441 AH will start on Friday, 24 April 2020. The crescent moon visibility map below describe the possibility of sighting the crescent moon of Ramadan 1441 AH on that day.

Crescent moon visibility map for 1 Ramadan 1441 AH on Thursday, 23 April 2020.
Crescent moon visibility map for 1 Ramadan 1441 AH on Thursday, 23 April 2020. Parts of American continent will have a chance to see the crescent moon of 1 Ramadan 1441 AH.

However, for the rest of the world, more chances to see the first crescent moon of Ramadan 1441 AH come the day after on Friday evening, 25 April 2020. For this reason, those relying upon naked eye sighting of the moon will begin its first Ramadan on Saturday, 26 April 2020. Please see below the crescent moon visibility map for Ramadan 1441 AH on Friday.

Crescent moon visibility map for 1 Ramadan 1441 AH on Friday, 24 April 2020.
Crescent moon visibility map for 1 Ramadan 1441 AH on Friday, 24 April 2020. The crescent moon will be easily sighted from most part of the world.

May Allah bestow His Mercy upon us and allow us to reap the blessings in the month of Ramadan. Aamiin.

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