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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.


Ramadhan 1437 Calculations:

Wifaqul Ulama Announcement for British Muslims:

Please observe Hilal for the Month of Ramadhan 1437 on Sunday evening 29th Sha'baan / 05th June 2016 in accordance to the Sunnah and report to Wifaqul Ulama.

Quick (Country) Glance:

Ramadhan 1437 Sighting Possibility
  05th of June
06th of June
Canada ✘ Impossible Easy
Chile   May be Possible Easy
India ✘ Impossible Easy
Morocco ✘ Impossible Easy
Pakistan ✘ Impossible Easy
Saudi Arabia ✘ Impossible Easy
South Africa ✘ Impossible Easy
Turkey ✘ Impossible Easy
United Kingdom ✘ Impossible Easy
United States   May be Possible Easy

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 June 05, 2016; start of Ramadhan 1437 from Monday June 06, 2016:

The Astronomical New Moon (conjunction) is on Sunday June 05, 2016 at 01:59 UTC. There is possibility of moonsighting in part of Americas.

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1 Saudi Arabia: HM Nautical Almanac Office is currently predicting NO chances of Moon Sighting on Sunday June 05. However, the 1st of Ramadhan 1437 is shown on Ummul Qura Calendar to correspond with June 06, 2016.

 

2 Turkey: HM Nautical Almanac Office is currently predicting NO chances of Moon Sighting on Sunday June 05. It is NOT ATTEMPTED or REPORTED by the Turkish Government but Din Hizmetleri Genel Müdürlüğü is showing 1st of Ramadhan 1437 from Monday the 06th of June 2016.

 

3 United States:  HM Nautical Almanac Office is currently predicting good chances for Moon Sighting on Sunday June 05.

 

4 ChileHM Nautical Almanac Office is currently predicting good chances for Moon Sighting on Sunday June 05.

 

5 Canada:  HM Nautical Almanac Office is currently predicting good chances for Moon Sighting on Sunday June 05 in Americas. Canadian Muslims may start Ramadhan the next day based on sighting in Americas.

 

Sighting on June 06, 2016; start of Ramadhan 1437 from Tuesday June 07, 2016:

Easily seen in many parts of the world.

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1 South Africa: HM Nautical Almanac Office is currently predicting NO chances of Moon Sighting on Sunday June 05. It is anticipated that the start of 1st of Ramadhan 1437 will be from Tuesday the 07th of June 2016.

2 Morocco: HM Nautical Almanac Office is currently predicting NO chances of Moon Sighting on Sunday June 05. It is anticipated that the start of 1st of Ramadhan 1437 will be from Tuesday the 07th of June 2016.

3 United Kingdom: HM Nautical Almanac Office is currently predicting NO chances of Moon Sighting on Sunday June 05. It is anticipated that the start of 1st of Ramadhan 1437 will be from Tuesday the 07th of June 2016.

4 Pakistan:HM Nautical Almanac Office is currently predicting NO chances of Moon Sighting on Sunday June 05. It is anticipated that the start of 1st of Ramadhan 1437 will be from Tuesday the 07th of June 2016.

5 IndiaHM Nautical Almanac Office is currently predicting NO chances of Moon Sighting on Sunday June 05. It is anticipated that the start of 1st of Ramadhan 1437 will be from Tuesday the 07th of June 2016.

6Sri LankaHM Nautical Almanac Office is currently predicting NO chances of Moon Sighting on Sunday June 05. It is anticipated that the start of 1st of Ramadhan 1437 will be from Tuesday the 07th of June 2016.

 


Sha'baan 1437 Announcements:

Wifaqul Ulama Announcement for British Muslims:

{jb_bluebox}Wifaqul Ulama advises British Muslims that attempts to sight the Moon in Britain were unsuccessful. However, we have received positive authenticated news about Moon being successfully sighted in Morocco & South Africa. Wifaqul Ulama Shura have therefore decided that the 1st of Islamic Month of Sha’baan 1437 will be Sunday the 08th of May 2016.

 

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Start of Sha'baan 1437 from Sunday May 08, 2016

1 Turkey: Din Hizmetleri Genel Müdürlüğü is showing 1st of Sha'baan from Sunday May 08, 2016. There was NO possibility of moon sighting and it is NOT attempted by Government

 

2 Saudi Arabia: There was NO possibility of moon sighting and it is NOT publicised by Saudi Government. 1st of Sha'baan is shown on Ummul Qura Calendar & Saudi media to correspond with Sunday May 08, 2016. 

 

3 Malaysia: e-Solat & media sources are showing 1st of Sha'baan from Sunday May 08, 2016

 

4 Singapore: Usually follows Malaysia but awaiting News

 

5 Indonesia: Media sources are showing 1st of Sha'baan from Sunday May 08, 2016

 

6 Morocco: Moon sighted so Sha'baan 1437 will begin from Sunday

 

7 United Kingdom: Moon sighted in Morocco & South Africa so Sha'baan 1437 will begin from Sunday

 

8 Chile: Awaiting News

 

9 South Africa:  Moon sighted so Sha'baan 1437 will begin from Sunday

 

10 United States: Moon sighted so Sha'baan 1437 will begin from Sunday

 

11 Brunei: Sha'baan 1437 will begin from Sunday

 

12 Canada: Crescent Committe declared start of Sha'baan 1437 from Sunday at 14:57 (EDT) based on positive sighting in South Africa & Indonesia. Hilal Committee declared start of Sha'baan 1437 from Sunday based on positive sighting in Americas.

 

Start of Sha'baan 1437 from Monday May 09, 2016

 

1 New Zealand: Awaiting News

 

2 Pakistan: Moon was not sighted so Sha'baan 1437 will begin from Monday.

 

3 Bangladesh: Awaiting News

 

4 Australia: Moon was not sighted so Sha'baan 1437 will begin from Monday.

 

5 (North) India: Moon was not sighted so Sha'baan 1437 will begin from Monday.

 

6 (South) India: Moon was not sighted so Sha'baan 1437 will begin from Monday.

 

7 Sri Lanka: Moon was not sighted so Sha'baan 1437 will begin from Monday