This page will Insha'Allah track moon sighting across various countries and will be updated monthly with the current and next month's moon sighting details and information.
Dhul-Hijjah 1436 Announcements:
WifaqulUlama Announcement for British Muslims:
Please observe Hilal for the Month of Dhul-Hjjah 1436 on Monday Evening 29th Dhul-Qa'dah / 14th September 2015 in accordance to the Sunnah and report to Wifaqul Ulama.
The announcement of Hajj in Saudi Arabia has nothing to do with commencement of Dhul-Hijjah and celebration of Eidul-Adha across the world. Countries across the world should perform their own Moon Sighting for Dhul-Hijjah (as for the other 11 months). The establishment of Hajj is within the Jurisidction of Scholars of Saudi Arabia so the dates of Hajj for those performing Hajj is valid.
Dhul-Hijjah 1436 Calculations:
What is Odeh Visibility Criteria?
A new criterion for lunar crescent visibility has been established using 737 observations, almost half of them obtained by the Islamic Crescent Observation Project (ICOP). This criterion is based on two variables, viz. the topocentric arc of vision and the topocentric crescent width. The new model is able to predict the visibility of the lunar crescent both for naked eye and optically aided observations. From the database we found a Danjon limit of 6.4 degrees.
New Moon Birth & Sighting on September 13, 2015 (Eidul-Adha on September 23, 2015):
Partial Solar Eclipse on 13th of September 2015:
This partial solar eclipse will be visible from South Africa, Antarctica and locations in Indian and Atlantic Oceans. It confirms the Astronomical New Moon (conjunction) and makes chances of Moon Sighting on the same day in locations such as Saudi Arabia, impossible!
The Astronomical New Moon (conjunction) is Sunday on the 13th September 2015 at 06:41 UTC. There is no possibility of Moon Sighting on that day except with difficulty in Polynasian Islands.
Saudi Arabia: While Moon Sighting is NOT POSSIBLE the 1st of Dhul-Hijjah is shown on Ummul Qura Calendar to correspond with September 14, 2015. It is hoped that this absurdity is avoided!
New Moon Sighting on September 14, 2015 (Eidul-Adha on September 24, 2015):
On September 14, the moon can be seen with ease in much of Southern and Central America. Sighting should also be possible in Southern and Central Africa.
2 Chile: HM Nautical Almanac Office is currently predicting start of Dhul-Hijjah 1436 on September 14, 2015. Eidul-Adha on Thursday, September 24, 2015.
|Moon Visibility at Sunset on 13th of September 2015|
Negative Time means moon is setting before the Sun, sighting impossible!
A= Easily Visible
F = Not Visible
|Argentina||Buenos Aires||18:45||39:04 Hours||+82 Minutes||A|
|Bangladesh||Dhaka||17:56||29:45 Hours||+36 Minutes||C|
|Canada||Toronto||18:30||40:49 Hours||+40 Minutes||B|
|Chile||Santiago||19:34||39:53 Hours||+83 Minutes||A|
|Ghana||Accra||18:01||35:20 Hours||+55 Minutes||A|
|India||Chennai||18:11||30:01 Hours||+43 Minutes||B|
|India||Mumbai||18:42||30:31 Hours||+41 Minutes||B|
|India||Delhi||18:28||30:17 Hours||+36 Minutes||C|
|Indonesia||Jakarta||17:51||28:10 Hours||+47 Minutes||A|
|Malaysia||Kuala Lumpur||19:13||28:32 Hours||+44 Minutes||A|
|Morocco||Rabat||18:36||35:55 Hours||+41 Minutes||B|
|Morocco||Casablanca||18:39||35:58 Hours||+41 Minutes||B|
|Pakistan||Karachi||18:37||30:56 Hours||+39 Minutes||B|
|Pakistan||Peshawar||18:23||30:42 Hours||+34 Minutes||C|
|Saudi Arabia||Makkah||18:25||32:44 Hours||+44 Minutes||B|
|Saudi Arabia||Riyadh||17:58||32:17 Hours||+41 Minutes||B|
|South Africa||Cape Town||18:37||33:56 Hours||+70 Minutes||A|
|South Africa||Johannesburg||18:01||33:20 Hours||+65 Minutes||A|
|Sri Lanka||Colombo||18:11||30:01 Hours||+45 Minutes||A|
|Thailand||Bangkok||18:20||28:39 Hours||+40 Minutes||B|
|Turkey||Ankara||18:00||33:19 Hours||+33 Minutes||C|
|Turkey||Istanbul||18:16||33:35 Hours||+33 Minutes||D|
|UK||Birmingham (UTC)||18:26||35:45 Hours||+24 Minutes||F|
|UK||Dublin (UTC)||18:44||36:03 Hours||+23 Minutes||F|
|UK||Glasgow (UTC)||18:38||35:57 Hours||+20 Minutes||F|
|UK||London (UTC)||18:18||35:37 Hours||+25 Minutes||F|
|USA||Miami||18:26||40:45 Hours||+53 Minutes||A|
|USA||Chicago||18:03||41:22 Hours||+42 Minutes||B|
|USA||Los Angeles||18:01||43:21 Hours||+51 Minutes||A|
New Moon Sighting on September 15, 2015 (Eidul-Adha on September 25, 2015):
On September 15, the moon can be seen with ease in much of the world.
1 Saudi Arabia: Moon Sighting is NOT POSSIBLE & NOT REPORTED but 1st of Dhul-Qa'dah is shown according to Ummul Qura Calendar from Sunday the 16th of August 2015.
3 Singapore: Moon Sighting is NOT KNOWN (to us) but website is showing start of Dhul-Qa'dah from Sunday the 16th of August 2015 after completion of 30 days of Shawwal
4 Malaysia: Moon Sighting is NOT KNOWN (to us) but website is showing start of Dhul-Qa'dah from Sunday the 16th of August 2015 after completion of 30 days of Shawwal
5 Chile: Moon SIGHTED so start of Dhul-Qa'dah from Sunday the 16th of August 2015.
6 United States: Start of Dhul-Qa'dah from Sunday the 16th of August 2015 due to completion of the month of Shawwal
7 Canada: Moon SIGHTED in Chile so start of Dhul-Qa'dah from Sunday the 16th of August 2015.
1 Australia: Lost the Ashes & Moon NOT SIGHTED so start of Dhul-Qa'dah from Monday the 17th of August 2015.
2 South Africa: Moon NOT SIGHTED so start of Dhul-Qa'dah from Monday the 17th of August 2015.
3 Morocco: Moon NOT SIGHTED so start of Dhul-Qa'dah from Monday the 17th of August 2015.
4 United Kingdom: Moon NOT SIGHTED so start of Dhul-Qa'dah from Monday the 17th of August 2015.
5 Pakistan: Moon NOT SIGHTED so start of Dhul-Qa'dah from Monday the 17th of August 2015.
6 India: President of Rander Chand Committee, Mufti Yaqub Ashraf (HA) that since Moon is NOT SIGHTED the start of Dhul-Qa'dah from Monday the 17th of August 2015.
7 Sri Lanka: Moon NOT SIGHTED so start of Dhul-Qa'dah from Monday the 17th of August 2015.
8 Réunion: Moon NOT SIGHTED so start of Dhul-Qa'dah from Monday the 17th of August 2015.