Islamic Calendar

all about the calendar used in the muslim world, that are based on the moon movement.

The crescent moon visibility map for 1 Muharram 1443 on the evening of Monday, 9 August 2021. Most part of the world would be able to sight the crescent moon (hilal) and therefore start 1 Muharam 1443 AH on Tuesday, 10 August 2021.

When Does 1 Muharram 1443 AH Start?

The month of Muharram marks the beginning of the Islamic Calendar. The coming ‘Islamic New Year‘, 1 Muharram 1443 AH is marked by the moon conjunction on Ahad, 8 August 2021 at 13:50 UTC. However, the crescent moon or hilal of the Muharram month will not be visible on that evening for most part of …

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Foto bulan sabit (hilal) 1 Dzulhijjah 1442 H yang terlihat oleh mata telanjang pada hari Sabtu, 10 Juli 2021 dari wilayah Santa Kruz, Kalifornia, AS (Youssef Ismail).

Crescent Moon Photos of 1 Zulhijjah 1442 AH

Below are a few photos  the crescent moon (hilaal) that marks the beginning of the islamic month of Zulhijjah 1442 AH. The crescent moon photos below were taken on the evening of Saturday, 10 July 2021. Therefore, based on global moon sighting, the pilgrimage or hajj month, 1 Dzulhijjah 1442 AH corresponds to Ahad, 11 …

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Photo of crescent moon of 1 Ramadan 1442 AH from Santa Cruz Mountains, California on Monday, 12 April 2021 by Youssef Ismail.

Photos of Crescent Moon of 1 Ramadan 1442 AH (2021 CE)

This page will be updated with a collection of photographs of the first crescent moon sighted for the islamic month of Ramadan 1442 AH. It is expected that the crescent moon will be visible by naked eye, hence photograph could be produced easier, from the west parts of American continent or USA. Some countries in …

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Crescent moon visibility for Ramadan 1442 AH on the evening of Monday, 12 April 2021. Only those in the american continent will have a chance to see the hilal by naked eye.

When will 1 Ramadan 1442 AH (2021) Start?

It is that time again this year, when many muslims will ask: “when is 1 Ramadan 1442 AH (2021)?”. Some of us will look at the calendar and most of them states that 1 Ramadan 1442 AH corresponds to Tuesday, 13 April 2021. The global islamic calendar based on predicted crescent moon visibility also list …

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Foto hilal 1 Sya'ban 1442 H terlihat secara kasat mata dari Perth, Australia pada petang hari Ahad, 14 Maret 2021.

Photos: Crescent Moon of 1 Sha’ban 1442 AH (2021 CE)

Below are several photos of the first crescent moon (hilaal) of the islamic month of Sha’ban 1442 AH. Positive reports of sighting as well as photos of the crescent moon of 1 Sha’ban 1442 AH were received from Australia, on the evening of Sunday, 14 March 2021. Therefore, based on global moon sighting, 1 Sha’ban …

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Photo of the crescent moon (hilal) of 1 Rajab 1442 AH taken from Morocco (visible with naked eye) on Friday, 12 Feb 2021.

Crescent Moon Photos of Rajab 1442 AH

The month of Rajab in the islamic calendar year 1442 AH has started. In the evening of Friday, 12 Feb 2021 CE, many photos of the crescent moon (hilal) of 1 Rajab 1442 AH have been taken. The naked-eye visible crescent moon was sighted from Morocco. Earlier, from eastern Muslim countries like Indonesia, Malaysia, Iran, …

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Foto hilal 1 Jumadal Akhirah 1442 H yang dipotret oleh Esmeralda Sosa dari Rosario, Santa Fe, Argentian pada petang hari Rabu, 13 Januari 2021 M (https://esplaobs02.blogspot.com/2021/01/la-luna-07-jupiter-mercurio-desde.html).

Crescent Moon Photos of Jumadal Akhirah 1442 AH

As predicted from Crescent Moon Visibility Map for Jumadal Akhirah 1442 AH (see HilalMap above), on Wednesday evening, 13 January 2021, the very thin crescent moon was sighted from Rosario, Santa Fe, Argentina. Esmeralda Sosa took a picture of the hilaal (crescent) along side planets Jupiter and Mercury in the photograph below: Based on this …

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