Photo: Crescent Moon (Hilaal) of 1 Ramadan 1443 AH (2022)

We will update this page with the photos of the crescent moon of 1 Ramadan 1443 AH, as we received, In-shaa-Allah. First photo of 1 Ramadan 1443 AH crescent moon (hilaal), however, would not be expected to be available from any part of the world until Saturday, 2 April 2022. We may receive CCD imaging of the crescent moon starting from the evening of 1 April 2022 (see crescent moon visibility map for Ramadan 1443 AH below).

Stay tuned!

Update 23:23 UTC:

We have not received any photo of the crescent moon of Ramadan 1443 AH. Not even from the regions that already announced to begin Ramadan on Saturday, 2 April 2022 such as Saudi Arabia and neighboring countries. No positive moon sighting was reported from Australia, Indonesia, Malaysia, Iran, India, Pakistan, Iraq, Oman, United Arab Emirate, Jordania, Egypt, Tunisia, Aljazair, Maroko, Mauritania.

Saudi Arabia's Royal Council announced that 1 Ramadan 1443 Hijri to begin Saturday, 2 April 2022.
Saudi Arabia’s Royal Council announced that 1 Ramadan 1443 Hijri to begin Saturday, 2 April 2022.

Update 03:28 April 2, 2022:

Several positive reports received from North America. Crescent moon of Ramadan 1443 AH was sighted from San Diego, California. No crescent moon photo yet, though.

The reported positive sighting from San Diego was aided with binoculars.

Update 04:24 UTC, Apriil 2, 2022:

AFSA (Afaq Society for Astronomy) in Saudi Arabia released this CCD image that supposedly showing the crescent moon captured using telescope from Alhada View Point, Taif, Saudi Arabia on April 1, 2022.

Very weak signal of hilal captured by CCD imaging from Taif, Saudi Arabia on April 1, 2022.
Very weak signal of hilal captured by CCD imaging from Taif, Saudi Arabia on April 1, 2022.

Crescent Moon Photos of 1 Ramadan 1443 H Taken on Saturday, 2 April 2022

Here is a photograph of the first crescent of Ramadan 1443 AH as seen from Darwin, Australia on the evening of 2 April 2022.

Crescent moon of Ramadan 1443 AH from Darwin, Australia on the evening of 2 April 2022.
Crescent moon of Ramadan 1443 AH from Darwin, Australia on the evening of 2 April 2022.

The thin crescent moon also photographed from Semarang, Indonesia.

A photo of the Ramadan crescent moon from Brunei is also obtained.

Crescent moon photo of 1 Ramadan 1443 H from Brunei, taken 2 April 2022.
Crescent moon photo of 1 Ramadan 1443 H from Brunei, taken 2 April 2022.

Global Crescent Moon Visibility for Ramadan 1443 AH

Most of the world would witness the first crescent moon of Ramadan 1443 AH on the evening of Saturday, 2 April 2022.
Most of the world would witness the first crescent moon of Ramadan 1443 AH on the evening of Saturday, 2 April 2022. (HilalMap – Crescent Moon Visibility Map 2022)
There is a slight chance for the crescent moon of Ramadan 1443 AH to be sighted on the evening of Friday, 1 April 2022 from the west part of the USA or American continent. (HilalMap 2022)
There is a slight chance for the crescent moon of Ramadan 1443 AH to be sighted on the evening of Friday, 1 April 2022 from the west part of the USA or American continent. (HilalMap 2022)

The month of Ramadan 1443 AH is expected to begin around Saturday, 2 April 2022 in some countries. The new moon time or conjunction that marks the end of the previous Sha’ban month is at 06:24 UTC on Friday, 1 April 2022. However, for those who consider using rukyatul hilaal or moon sighting to begin the 1 Ramadan 1443 AH, the crescent moon would not be expected to be seen with naked eye until Saturday evening, 2 April 2022 making the start of 1 Ramadan 1443 AH to correspond, Ahad, 3 April 2022. There is a slight chance of sighting from the western part of America on the previous day, though. We will see…

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