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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-Oola 1438 Calculations:

Wifaqul Ulama Announcement for British Muslims:

Wifaqul Ulama urges Muslims in Britain to attempt to sight the Moon for Jumadal-Oola 1438 on the evening of Saturday the 28th of January 2016. This will be the 29th of Rabiut-Thani 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:

اُردُو

 

العَرَبِيَّة

 

Quick (Country) Glance:

Jumadal-Oola 1438 Sighting Possibility
  28th of January

29th of January
Canada May be Possible by Optical Aid  Easy
Chile May be Possible by Optical Aid  Easy
India x Not Possible  Easy
Morocco x Not Possible
 Easy
Pakistan x Not Possible
 Easy
Saudi Arabia x Not Possible  Easy
South Africa x Not Possible  Easy
Turkey x Not Possible  Easy 
United Kingdom x Not Possible  Easy
United States May be Possible by Optical Aid  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 January 28; Start on January 29

The Astronomical New Moon (conjunction) is on Saturday January 28, 2017 at 00:06 UTC. There is no possibility of moonsighting in any inhabited part of the world by the nake eye. The Moon can be seen using an Optical Aid in Americas.

 

1 Saudi Arabia: HM Nautical Almanac Office is currently predicting NO chances of Moon Sighting on Saturday January 28. It is NOT REPORTED by the Saudi Government, but the 1st of Jumadal-Oola 1438 is shown on Ummul Qura Calendar to correspond with January 29, 2016.  There is no official announcement (on time) for this month.

 

2 Turkey: HM Nautical Almanac Office currently predicting NO chances of Moon Sighting on Saturday January 28. It is NOT ATTEMPTED or REPORTED by the Turkish Government but Din Hizmetleri Genel Müdürlüğü is showing CEMAZİYEVVEL (Jumadal-Oola) 1438 from  the 30st of December 2016.

 

 

Sighting on January 29; Start on January 30

Easily seen in many parts of the world.

 

 

1 United States:  HM Nautical Almanac Office is showing some chances of chances of Moon Sighting on Saturday January 28 with optical Aid. However, 1st of Jumadal-Oola 1438 likely to start from Monday the 30th of January 2017.

 

2 Chile: HM Nautical Almanac Office is showing some chances of chances of Moon Sighting on Saturday January 28 with optical Aid. However, 1st of Jumadal-Oola 1438 likely to start from Monday the 30th of January 2017.

 

3  Canada: HM Nautical Almanac Office is showing some chances of chances of Moon Sighting on Saturday January 28 with optical Aid. However, 1st of Jumadal-Oola 1438 likely to start from Monday the 30th of January 2017.

 

4 Morocco: HM Nautical Almanac OfficeHM Nautical Almanac Office is showing NO chances of chances of Moon Sighting on Saturday January 28 with optical Aid. 1st of Jumadal-Oola 1438 likely to start from Monday the 30th of January 2017 either by sighting on Sunday or by completion of 30 days.

 

5 United Kingdom: HM Nautical Almanac OfficeHM Nautical Almanac Office is showing NO chances of chances of Moon Sighting on Saturday January 28 with optical Aid. 1st of Jumadal-Oola 1438 likely to start from Monday the 30th of January 2017 either by sighting on Sunday or by completion of 30 days.

 

6 South Africa: HM Nautical Almanac OfficeHM Nautical Almanac Office is showing NO chances of chances of Moon Sighting on Saturday January 28 with optical Aid. 1st of Jumadal-Oola 1438 likely to start from Monday the 30th of January 2017 either by sighting on Sunday or by completion of 30 days.

 

7 Pakistan: HM Nautical Almanac OfficeHM Nautical Almanac Office is showing NO chances of chances of Moon Sighting on Saturday January 28 with optical Aid. 1st of Jumadal-Oola 1438 likely to start from Monday the 30th of January 2017 either by sighting on Sunday or by completion of 30 days.

 

8 India:HM Nautical Almanac OfficeHM Nautical Almanac Office is showing NO chances of chances of Moon Sighting on Saturday January 28 with optical Aid. 1st of Jumadal-Oola 1438 likely to start from Monday the 30th of January 2017 either by sighting on Sunday or by completion of 30 days.

 

9Sri Lanka: HM Nautical Almanac OfficeHM Nautical Almanac Office is showing NO chances of chances of Moon Sighting on Saturday January 28 with optical Aid. 1st of Jumadal-Oola 1438 likely to start from Monday the 30th of January 2017 either by sighting on Sunday or by completion of 30 days.

 


Rabiut-Thani 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 Rabiul-Awwal will be completed and Rabiut Thani 1438 will begin from Saturday, the 31st of December 2016.

Start of Rabiut-Thani 1438 on December 30

 

1 Saudi Arabia: 1st of Rabiut-Thanil 1438 is shown on Ummul Qura Calendar to correspond with December 30, 2016. There is usually no Government announcement for this month at all.

 

2 Turkey: Din Hizmetleri Genel Müdürlüğü has Rabiut-Thani 1438 (R.AHİR) from Wednesday, 30th of December 2016. Moon sighting is NOT attempted by Government.

 

Start of Rabiut-Thani 1438 on December 31

 

1 Malaysia: Awaiting News

 

2 Singapore: Awaiting News

 

3 United States: Moon was not sighted so Rabiut-Thani 1438 starts from Saturday, the 31st of December 2016.

 

4 Canada: Moon was not sighted so Rabiut-Thani 1438 starts from Saturday, the 31st of December 2016.

 

5 MoroccoMoon was not sighted so Rabiut-Thani 1438 starts from Saturday, the 31st of December 2016.

 

6 United KingdomMoon was not sighted so Rabiut-Thani 1438 starts from Saturday, the 31st of December 2016.

 

7 FranceMoon was not sighted so Rabiut-Thani 1438 starts from Saturday, the 31st of December 2016.

 

8 ItalyMoon was not sighted so Rabiut-Thani 1438 starts from Saturday, the 31st of December 2016.

 

9 New Zealand: Awaiting News

 

10 Pakistan: Moon was not sighted so Rabiut-Thani 1438 starts from Saturday, the 31st of December 2016.

 

11 (South) India: Awaiting News

 

12 IndonesiaAwaiting News

 

13 South Africa:  Moon was not sighted so Rabiut-Thani 1438 starts from Saturday, the 31st of December 2016.

 

14 Brunei: Awaiting News

 

15 Oman: Moon was not sighted so Rabiut-Thani 1438 starts from Saturday, the 31st of December 2016.

 

16 (North) India: Moon was not sighted so Rabiut-Thani 1438 starts from Saturday, the 31st of December 2016.

 

Start of Rabiut-Thani 1438 on January 01

 

1 AustraliaMoon was not sighted so Rabiut-Thani 1438 starts from Sunday, the 01st of January 2017.

 

2 Sri Lanka: Moon was not sighted so Rabiut-Thani 1438 starts from Sunday, the 01st of January 2017.