The Crescent Moon Photos for Islamic New Year 1436 AH

Crescent moon photo of Muharram 1436 AH seen from Indonesia on Saturday, 25 October 2014.

The Islamic New Year of 1436 AH has come with the sighting of the new crescent moon that marked the beginning of 1 Muharram 1436 AH. The first reported sighting was from the USA on the evening of 24 October 2014. The rest of the world saw the Muharram’s hilal on the following evening of … Read moreThe Crescent Moon Photos for Islamic New Year 1436 AH

Saudi Astronomer: Eid Likely on Tuesday, 29 July 2014

Below is a quote from Saudi Gazette reporting an astronomer’s account on the possible day for the Eid-ul-Fitr in the Kingdom of Saudi Arabia. RIYADH – An astronomer and astrophysicist at King Fahd University of Petroleum and Minerals expected Tuesday (July 29) to be the first day of Eid Al-Fitr. According to Ali Al-Shukri, it will … Read moreSaudi Astronomer: Eid Likely on Tuesday, 29 July 2014

Saudi Arabia: Ramadan 1435 Starts 29 June 2014

The Saudi Arabia authorities has made decision, and this time seems to be based on reliable reports of moon sightings. They said that no report was heard of sighting the new crescent moon of Ramadan on the evening of Friday, 27 June 2014. Hence, Ramadan starts Sunday, 29 June 2014. Below is a copy of … Read moreSaudi Arabia: Ramadan 1435 Starts 29 June 2014

Crescent Visibility Map for Sha’ban 1435 AH

Crescent Visibility Curve of the month of Sha'ban 1435 AH for the evening of May 29th, 2014. Only South America and part of central America would be able to see the crescent easily.

The beginning of the month Sha’ban 1435 AH (after hijra) is nearing. The astronomical New Moon is on Wednesday May 28, 2014 at 18:40 UT. According to MoonCalc program simulation there is no possibility of moonsighting on that day based on many sighting criteria. On Thursday evening, May 29, the moon can be seen with … Read moreCrescent Visibility Map for Sha’ban 1435 AH

Crescent Moon Photos for Shafar 1435 AH – Islamic Calendar

The Astronomical New Moon is on Tuesday, December 3, 2013 at 0:22 UT. The new crescent moon for Shafar 1435 AH can be seen in Africa and Americas on December 3 quite easily. With some optical aids, the hilal could also be sighted from middle eastern countries, India, Pakistan and parts of South East Asia. … Read moreCrescent Moon Photos for Shafar 1435 AH – Islamic Calendar

Saudi Celebrate Eid ul Fitr Thursday, 8 August 2013

Star writing at Alhabib - Coloring with Islam

Supreme Court announces tomorrow as blessed Eid Al-Fitr Riyadh, Ramadan 29, 1434, Aug 7, 2013, SPA — Upon testimonies of a number of adult witnesses who confirmed to have seen the new moon of Shawal after sunset this evening, the Supreme Court of the Kingdom of Saudi Arabia announced, following an extraordinary session to consider … Read moreSaudi Celebrate Eid ul Fitr Thursday, 8 August 2013

Saudi Supreme Court: Wednesday is 29th Ramadhan 1434 AH

After a call to sight the crescent moon on the evening of Tuesday, 6th August 2013, the Saudi Supreme Court has decided that Wednesday is still the 29th of Ramadan due to no report of hilal sighting in the country. They still ask for people to search for crescent moon this Wednesday evening to determine … Read moreSaudi Supreme Court: Wednesday is 29th Ramadhan 1434 AH

Crescent Visibility Map for Shawwal 1434 AH

Crescent visibility map for Shawwal 1434 AH on the evening of 7 August 2013.

The Astronomical New Moon is on August 6, 2013 (Tuesday) at 21:51 UT. This moon is not visible anywhere on August 6. On August 7, it may be visible by naked eye in South America and Polynesian Islands. On August 7, with optical aids, it is possible to see in South Africa, and in Guyana … Read moreCrescent Visibility Map for Shawwal 1434 AH

Photos of Crescent Moons of Ramadhan 1434 AH

There was one report of hilal (crescent moon) sightings from  Tahiti, French Polynesia on the evening of Monday, 8 July 2013. Below is the report as cited by ICOP: Mr. Hussein Farhat said: “On Monday, 8th July 2013 the moon was seen and photograhed in Tahiti, French Polynesia. This Photograph was taken on 08-07-2013, at … Read morePhotos of Crescent Moons of Ramadhan 1434 AH