As the month of Ramadan 1444 AH is nearing, many muslims all over the world go out and scanning the sky to sight the first glimpse of the thin crescent moon that marks the beginning of the blessed month of Ramadan. Most will be doing their moon sighting on Wednesday evening, 22 March 2023. Therefore we will have some crescent moon photos of 1 Ramadan 1444 AH after Wednesday evening.
However some has conducted the rukyatul hilal on Tuesday evening such as Saudi Arabia with no positive sighting. More possibility of sighting the moon will be on Wednesday evening as visualized from the visibility map of Ramadan 1444 AH. Less chance of getting hilal 1 Ramadan photos is expected from Australia, Indonesia, Pakistan, India and South Africa.
In-sha-Allah, this page will be updated regularly as we obtain photos of the crescent moon of Ramadan 1444 AH from any places.
11:51 UT Update
Two muslim organisations from New Zealand (FIANZ) and Australia (Moonsighting Australia) stated that the crescent moon of Ramadan 1444 AH could not be sighted from their respective countries on Wednesday evening.
11:58 UT Update – Crescent moon sighted from Indonesia & Brunei Darussalam
Astronomical Society of Brunei Darussalam has just posted a photograph of a very thin crescent moon of 1 Ramadan 1444 H as seen by their member in Tutong, Brunei. Below is the crescent moon photo from Wednesday evening local time.
Meanwhile in Palu, Indonesia, a similarly very thin crescent moon of 1 Ramadan 1444 AH was successfully photographed by the Indonesian Meteorological Bureau (BMKG). Below is the photo of the crescent moon:
15:53 UT – Crescent Moon Photo from Malaysia
The Astronomy Unit of State Negeri Sembilan, Malaysia captured a photo of the very thin crescent of 1 Ramadan 1444 H from Telok Kemang on Wednesday evening.
23:57 UT – Ramadan Crescent Moon Photo from Saudi Arabia & UK
From Saudi Arabia, the thin crescent moon of Ramadan 1444 AH was also visible. Below is a photo of it:
Here is a photograph of the crescent moon of 1 Ramadan 1444 AH from UK.
00:43 UT – Crescent Moon Photo of Ramadan 1444 AH From Guyana and Oaks, USA.
Our brothers and sisters in Guyana, central America, received a unique sight during their moon sighting of Ramadan 1444 AH. Just below the crescent moon, planet Jupiter shines brightly very close to it.
Crescent moon of Ramadan 1444 AH was also photographed from Oaks, PA, United States on Wednesday.The hilal of 1 Ramadan 1444 AH was shining brightly in this photo from Glen Allen, VA, USA:
From Gibraltar, the crescent moon of 1 Ramadan 1444 AH shines beautifully in this photo:
Despite many sighting reports of the crescent moon of Ramadan from many places in the world, some regions like New Zealand, Australia, Bangladesh and South Africa declared that the hilal was not sighted on Wednesday evening local time and therefore they will start the fasting month of Ramadan 1444 AH on Friday.
Waning Crescent Moon Photo of Sha’ban 1444 AH
In the meantime, below is a photograph of the last crescent moon of previous month of Sha’ban from New Zealand on Tuesday morning local time.