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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.


Rabiul-Awwal 1438 Announcements:

Wifaqul Ulama Announcement for British Muslims:

 Moon was not sighted anywhere in Britain or in our closest Muslim country of Morocco.  Wifaqul Ulama have therefore decided that 30 days of Safar will be completed and Rabiul Awwal 1438 will begin from Thursday, the 1st of December 2016.

Start of Rabiul-Awwal 1438 on November 30

 

1 Saudi Arabiast of Rabiul-Awwal 1438 is shown on Ummul Qura Calendar to correspond with November 30, 2016. There is usually no Government announcement for this month at all.

 

Start of Rabiul-Awwal 1438 on December 01

 

1 Turkey: Din Hizmetleri Genel Müdürlüğü has Rabiul-Awwal 1438 (Safer) from Thursday, 1st of December 2016. Moon sighting is NOT attempted by Government.

 

2 Malaysia: Awaiting News

 

3 Singapore: Awaiting News

 

4 United States: Moon for Rabiul-Awwal was not sighted so the Month starts from Thursday, the 1st of December.

 

5 Canada: Moon for Rabiul-Awwal was not sighted so the Month starts from Thursday, the 1st of December.

 

6 MoroccoMoon for Rabiul-Awwal was not sighted so the Month starts from Thursday, the 1st of December.

 

7 United KingdomMoon for Rabiul-Awwal was not sighted so the Month starts from Thursday, the 1st of December.

 

8 FranceMoon for Rabiul-Awwal was not sighted so the Month starts from Thursday, the 1st of December.

 

9 ItalyMoon for Rabiul-Awwal was not sighted so the Month starts from Thursday, the 1st of December.

 

10 New Zealand: Awaiting News

 

11 Pakistan: Moon for Rabiul-Awwal was sighted so the Month starts from Thursday, the 1st of December.

 

12 (South) India: Awaiting News

 

13 IndonesiaAwaiting News

 

14 South Africa:  Moon for Rabiul-Awwal was sighted so the Month starts from Thursday, the 1st of December.

 

15 Brunei: Awaiting News

 

17 Oman: Moon for Rabiul-Awwal was not sighted so the Month starts from Thursday, the 1st of December.

 

18 (North) India: Correction (Late News) Moon for Rabiul-Awwal was sighted in Gujarat so the Month starts from Thursday, the 1st of December.

 

Start of Rabiul-Awwal 1438 on December 02

 

1 AustraliaMoon for Rabiul-Awwal was not sighted so the Month starts from Friday, the 2nd of December.

 

2 Sri Lanka: Moon for Rabiul-Awwal was not sighted so the Month starts from Friday, the 2nd of December.

 

 


Rabiul-Awwal 1438 Calculations:

Wifaqul Ulama Announcement for British Muslims:

Wifaqul Ulama urges Muslims in Britain to attempt to sight the Moon for Rabiul-Awwal 1438 on the evening of Tuesday the 29th of November 2016. This will be the 29th of Safar 1438. Moon sighting results should be reported to Wifaqul Ulama, you can notify us via our This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it., twitter, facebook or by calling +447956589613.

Why do you need to Sight the Moon?

English:

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اُردُو

العَرَبِيَّة

Quick (Country) Glance:

Rabiul-Awwal 1438 Sighting Possibility
29th of November

30th of November
Canada x Not Possible by Naked Eye  
Chile x Not Possible by Naked Eye  
India    Possible
Morocco x Not Possible by Naked Eye  
Pakistan    Possible
Saudi Arabia x Not Possible by Naked Eye  
South Africa    Easy
Turkey x Not Possible by Naked Eye  
United Kingdom x Not Possible by Naked Eye  
United States x Not Possible by Naked Eye  

 

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 November 29; Start on November 30

The Astronomical New Moon (conjunction) is on Tuesday November 29, 2016 at 12:18 UTC. There is no possibility of moonsighting in any inhabited part of the world. 

1 Saudi Arabia: HM Nautical Almanac Office is currently predicting NO chances of Moon Sighting on Tuesday November 29. It is NOT REPORTED by the Saudi Government, but the 1st of Rabiul-Awwal 1438 is shown on Ummul Qura Calendar to correspond with November 30, 2016.  There is no official announcement (on time) for this month.

 

 

 

Sighting on November 01; Start on November 02

Easily seen in many parts of the world.

 

 

1 Turkey: HM Nautical Almanac Office is currently predicting NO chances of Moon Sighting on Tuesday November 29. It is NOT ATTEMPTED or REPORTED by the Turkish Government but Din Hizmetleri Genel Müdürlüğü is showing 1st of Rabiul-Awwal 1438 from Thursday the 01st of December 2016.

 

2 United States:  HM Nautical Almanac Office is currently predicting NO chances of Moon Sighting  on Tuesday November 29. 1st of Rabiul-Awwal 1438 can start from Thursday the 01st of December 2016.

 

3 Chile:  HM Nautical Almanac Office is currently predicting NO chances of Moon Sighting  on Tuesday November 29. 1st of Rabiul-Awwal 1438 can start from Thursday the 01st of December 2016.

 

4  Canada: HM Nautical Almanac Office is currently predicting NO chances of Moon Sighting  on Tuesday November 29. 1st of Rabiul-Awwal 1438 can start from Thursday the 01st of December 2016.

 

5 Morocco: HM Nautical Almanac Office is currently predicting NO chances of Moon Sighting  on Tuesday November 29. 1st of Rabiul-Awwal 1438 can start from Thursday the 01st of December 2016.

 

6 United Kingdom: HM Nautical Almanac Office is currently predicting NO chances of Moon Sighting  on Tuesday November 29. 1st of Rabiul-Awwal 1438 can start from Thursday the 01st of December 2016.

 

7 South Africa: HM Nautical Almanac Office is currently predicting good chances of Moon Sighting on Moon Sighting on Wednesday November 30. 1st of Rabiul-Awwal 1438 can start from Thursday the 01st of December 2016.

 

8 Pakistan: HM Nautical Almanac Office is currently predicting some chances of Moon Sighting on Moon Sighting on Wednesday November 30. 1st of Rabiul-Awwal 1438 can start from Thursday the 01st of December 2016.

 

9 India: HM Nautical Almanac Office is currently predicting some chances of Moon Sighting on Moon Sighting on Wednesday November 30. 1st of Rabiul-Awwal 1438 can start from Thursday the 01st of December 2016.

 

10Sri Lanka: HM Nautical Almanac Office is currently predicting some chances of Moon Sighting on Moon Sighting on Wednesday November 30. 1st of Rabiul-Awwal 1438 can start from Thursday the 01st of December 2016.