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Monthly Moon Sighting & Islamic Months

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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.


Jumadal-Aakhira 1436 Announcements:

21MAR2015 (Start):

1 Saudi Arabia: Moon Sigting is NOT ATTEMPTED but 1st of Jumadal-Aaakhira 1436 is declared by the Government from Saturday the 21st of March 2015. Note that there was a Solar eclipse on Friday the 20th of March 2015 and it is physically impossible to sight the moon on the same day!

 

2 Turkey: Moon Sigting is NOT ATTEMPTED but 1st of Jumadal-Aaakhira 1436 is declared by Türkiye Cumhuriyeti Diyanet İşleri Başkanlığıhas from Saturday the 21st of March 2015. Note that there was a Solar eclipse on Friday the 20th of March 2015 and it is physically impossible to sight the moon on the same day!

 

22MAR2015 (Start):

 

1 United States:  Due to no positive moon sighting after the completion of 30 days the start of Jumadal-Aakhira 1436 is declared to be from Sunday the 22nd of March 2015.

 

2 Canada: Due to no positive moon sighting after the completion of 30 days the start of Jumadal-Aakhira 1436 is declared to be from Sunday the 22nd of March 2015.

 

3 Morocco: Due to no positive moon sighting after the completion of 30 days the start of Jumadal-Aakhira 1436 is declared to be from Sunday the 22nd of March 2015.

 

4 United Kingdom: Due to no positive moon sighting after the completion of 30 days the start of Jumadal-Aakhira 1436 is declared to be from Sunday the 22nd of March 2015.

 

5 Malaysia: Website states that the start of Jumadal-Aakhira 1436 is declared to be from Sunday the 22nd of March 2015.

 

6 Singapore: Website states that the start of Jumadal-Aakhira 1436 is declared to be from Sunday the 22nd of March 2015.

 

7 South Africa: Since moon was clearly and easily sighted start of Jumadal-Aakhira 1436 is declared to be from Sunday the 22nd of March 2015.

 

8 SriLanka: Awaiting news

 

9 India: President of Rander Moon Sighting Commitee Shaykh (Mufti) Yaqub Ashraf (HA) announced that since moon was clearly and easily sighted start of Jumadal-Aakhira 1436 is declared to be from Sunday the 22nd of March 2015.

 

10 Pakistan: Since moon was clearly and easily sighted start of Jumadal-Aakhira 1436 is declared to be from Sunday the 22nd of March 2015.

 


 

Jumadal-Aula 1436 Announcements:

20FEB2015 (Start):

 

1 Saudi Arabia: Moon Sigting is NOT ATTEMPTED but 1st of Jumadal-Aula 1436 is declared by the Government from Friday the 20th of February 2015.

 

2 Turkey: Moon Sigting is NOT ATTEMPTED but 1st of Jumadal-Aula 1436 is declared by Türkiye Cumhuriyeti Diyanet İşleri Başkanlığıhas from Friday the 20th of February 2015.

 

3 United States: Moon was SIGHTED so 1st of Jumadal-Aula 1436 is declared from Friday the 20th of February 2015.

 

4 Canada: Moon was SIGHTED so 1st of Jumadal-Aula 1436 is declared from Friday the 20th of February 2015.

 

5 Morocco: Moon was SIGHTED so 1st of Jumadal-Aula 1436 is declared from Friday the 20th of February 2015.

 

6 United Kingdom: Moon was SIGHTED in Morocco so 1st of Jumadal-Aula 1436 is declared from Friday the 20th of February 2015.

 

7 Malaysia: Website states that 1st of Jumadal-Aula 1436 is declared from Friday the 20th of February 2015.

 

8 Singapore: Website states that 1st of Jumadal-Aula 1436 is declared from Friday the 20th of February 2015.

 

21FEB2015 (Start):

 

1 South Africa: Awaitng news

 

2 SriLanka: Moon was NOT SIGHTED so 1st of Jumadal-Aula 1436 is declared from Saturday the 21st of February 2015.

 

3 India: President of Rander Moonsighting Committee Shayukh ( was NOT SIGHTED so 1st of Jumadal-Aula 1436 is declared from Saturday the 21st of February 2015.

 

4 Pakistan: Moon was NOT SIGHTED so 1st of Jumadal-Aula 1436 is declared from Saturday the 21st of February 2015.

 


Jumadal-Aula 1436 Calculations:

18FEB2015:

The Astronomical New Moon (conjunction) is on February 18, 2015 (Wednesday) at 23:47 UTC:47 UTC. There is not much chance of this mon being seen anywhere!


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19FEB2015:

 

1 Moon will be seen in North America, Central America, and part of South America. It may be seen with difficuly in Europe.

 

2 Moon has a chance of being seen in Rabat (Morocco) and may be visible with the naked eye under perfect conditions.

 

3 Moon is below the Danjon Limit and cannot be seen in Cape Town (South Africa).

 

4 Saudi Arabia: Moon Sigting is NOT ATTEMPTED but 1st of Jumadal-Aula 1436 according to Umm al-Qura Calendar is likely to be from Friday the 20st of February 2015. This "sighting"isn't possible either by naked eye or telescope!

 

5Turkey: Moon Sigting is NOT ATTEMPTED but 1st of Jumadal-Aula 1436 according to Türkiye Cumhuriyeti Diyanet İşleri Başkanlığıhas is likely to be from Friday the 20st of February 2015.

 

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1st of Jumadal-Aula likely on Friday the 20th of February 2015
Country City Sighting Grade

Why?

Source
America Chicago A (Easily Visible) Possible Moon sighting HM Nautical Almanac Office
America Houston A (Easily Visible) Possible Moon sighting HM Nautical Almanac Office
America Los Angeles A (Easily Visible) Possible Moon sighting HM Nautical Almanac Office
America New York A (Easily Visible) Possible Moon sighting HM Nautical Almanac Office
Brazil Rio de Janeiro C (May need optical Aid) Possible Moon sighting HM Nautical Almanac Office
Brazil São Paulo C (May need optical Aid) Possible Moon sighting HM Nautical Almanac Office
Canada Toronto A (Easily Visible) Possible Moon sighting HM Nautical Almanac Office
Canada Vancouver A (Easily Visible) Possible Moon sighting HM Nautical Almanac Office
France Paris B (May be Visible under perfect conditions) Possible Moon sighting HM Nautical Almanac Office
Germany Berlin B (May be Visible under perfect conditions) Possible Moon sighting HM Nautical Almanac Office
Ireland Dublin B (May be Visible under perfect conditions) Possible Moon sighting HM Nautical Almanac Office
Morocco Rabat B (May be Visible under perfect conditions) Possible Moon sighting HM Nautical Almanac Office
Spain Madrid B (May be Visible under perfect conditions) Possible Moon sighting HM Nautical Almanac Office
Switzerland Geneva B (May be Visible under perfect conditions) Thursday the 22nd of January 2015 HM Nautical Almanac Office
United Kingdom Birmingham B (May be Visible under perfect conditions) Thursday the 22nd of January 2015 HM Nautical Almanac Office
United Kingdom Glasgow B (May be Visible under perfect conditions) Thursday the 22nd of January 2015 HM Nautical Almanac Office
United Kingdom London B (May be Visible under perfect conditions) Thursday the 22nd of January 2015 HM Nautical Almanac Office

20FEB2015:

1 Moon will be easily seen in the rest of the world.

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1st of Jumadal-Aula likely on Saturday the 21st of February 2015
Country City Sighting Grade

Why?

Source
Argentina Buenos Aires A (Easily Visible) Possible Moon sighting HM Nautical Almanac Office
Australia Melboune A (Easily Visible) Possible Moon sighting HM Nautical Almanac Office
Australia Sydney A (Easily Visible) Possible Moon sighting HM Nautical Almanac Office
Bangladesh Dhaka A (Easily Visible) Possible Moon sighting HM Nautical Almanac Office
India Delhi A (Easily Visible) Possible Moon sighting HM Nautical Almanac Office
India Kolkata A (Easily Visible) Possible Moon sighting HM Nautical Almanac Office
India Mumbai A (Easily Visible) Possible Moon sighting HM Nautical Almanac Office
Indonesia Jakarata A (Easily Visible) Possible Moon sighting HM Nautical Almanac Office
Malaysia Kuala Lumpur A (Easily Visible) Possible Moon sighting HM Nautical Almanac Office
New Zealand Auckland B (May be Visible under perfect conditions) Possible Moon sighting HM Nautical Almanac Office
Pakistan Karachi A (Easily Visible) Possible Moon sighting HM Nautical Almanac Office
South Africa Cape Town A (Easily Visible) Possible Moon sighting

HM Nautical Almanac Office

South African Astronomical Observatory

SriLanka Colombo A (Easily Visible)

Possible Moon sighting HM Nautical Almanac Office