Moonsighting for Jumada-al-Oola 1435

The Astronomical New Moon is on Saturday March 1, 2014 at 8:00 UT. There is small possibility that the moon can be seen in North Anerica on March 1, 2014. On Sunday, March 2, the moon can be easily seen in the whole world, except Australia and New Zealand (See visibility curves).


1435 AH
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Sighting Reports

The earliest reported sighting of the new crescent was on Sunday, March 2, 2014 from Colombo, Sri Lanka.


Saturday, 1 March 2014:

  • Tanzania:

    1. Not Seen: Bakari Khatib Anzuruni (MCW member) from Dodoma reported: Not Seen

  • USA:

    1. Not Seen: Dr. Javad Torabinejad (MCW member) from Blacksburg VA reported:
      DATE OF SIGHTING EFFORT: 03/01/2014
      LOCATION OF SIGHTING: Blacksburg, VA
      SKY CONDITIONS: Partly cloudy
      TIME OF SIGHTING EFFORT: 6:23 pm to 6:50 pm
      NO. OF PEOPLE WHO SAW OR TRIED: One
      REMARKS: This evening (Saturday, March 01, 2014), the crescent moon of Jumada I was not sighted in Blacksburg, VA (Lat: 37° 15' 40" N, Lng: 80° 26' 56" W, and elevation: 646 meters). I arrived at my sighting location (Blacksburg Middle School) at 6:23 pm EST (sunset: 6:15 pm). Soon after, using a pair of binoculars (7X50), I started scanning the expected area. The western horizon was partly cloudy and hazy. With no sighting success, I left the area past moonset (moonset: 6:59 pm). At 6:35 pm, the temperature, dew point, relative humidity, and pressure were 44.6 F, 28.4 F, 53%, and 30.18 in, respectively.

Sunday, 2 March 2014:

  • Australia:

    1. Not Seen: Zahid Hafeez (MCW member) from Darwin Harbour reported:
      DATE OF SIGHTING: 2 March 2014
      LOCATION: Darwin, Northern Territory.
      SKY CONDITIONS: Partly cloudy.
      NO. OF PEOPLE WHO SAW OR TRIED: 1
      REMARKS: After a blue-sky day the clouds rolled in towards sunset making it very difficult to see the crescent. Darwin was the prime city in Australia to see the moon this evening if conditions remained clear.

    2. Not Seen: Dr. Shabbir Ahmed (MCW member) Imam of Rooty Hill Mosque Sydney, NSW reported:
      DATE OF SIGHTING EFFORT: Sunday 2nd March 2014
      LOCATION OF SIGHTING: Not seen in any state of Australia
      SKY CONDITIONS: Clouds in many locations
      NO. OF PEOPLE WHO SAW OR TRIED: Not available
      FIRST DAY OF THE MONTH: Tuesday 4th March 2014

    3. Not Seen: Muhammad Khatree (MCW member), Brisbane, QL reported:
      DATE OF SIGHTING EFFORT: Sunday, 2 March 2014
      LOCATION OF SIGHTING: Perkins St Park, Calamvale, QL
      SKY CONDITIONS: Clear, few clouds, stars easily visible
      TIME OF SIGHTING EFFORT: 6:30pm - 7pm
      NO. OF PEOPLE WHO SAW OR TRIED: 10
      FIRST DAY OF THE MONTH: Tuesday, 4 March 2014 = 1 Jumadil Awwal 1435

  • Barbados:

    1. Seen with naked eye: Mohammed Patel (MCW member) from Bridgetown reported:
      DATE OF SIGHTING EFFORT: Sunday,2nd March,2014
      LOCATION OF SIGHTING: Bridgetown, Barbados
      SKY CONDITIONS: Clear
      TIME OF SIGHTING EFFORT: 6:10 p.m.
      NO. OF PEOPLE WHO SAW OR TRIED: 10 -15 persons.
      ORIENTATION OF CRESCENT HORNS: 4 O'clock to 9 O'clock.
      FIRST DAY OF THE MONTH: Monday 3rd March, 2014.
      REMARKS: Clearly visible for approx. 35 mins.

  • France:

    1. Seen: Abdallah [oum-zaynab oum-salman](MCW member) from Mulhouse reported:
      DATE OF SIGHTING EFFORT: Sunday, 2 March 2014
      LOCATION OF SIGHTING: Mulhouse, France
      SKY CONDITIONS: Clear
      TIME OF SIGHTING EFFORT: 18h15.
      NO. OF PEOPLE WHO SAW OR TRIED: I and a brother.

  • India:

    1. Seen: Shahid Ali Farooqui (MCW member) from Amravati, India
      DATE OF SIGHTING EFFORT: Sunday,2nd March 2014
      LOCATION OF SIGHTING: Amravati/Maharashtra/India
      KY CONDITIONS: Clear,
      TIME OF SIGHTING EFFORT: Around 6:42pm
      NO. OF PEOPLE WHO SAW OR TRIED: I and my wife,
      ORIENTATION OF CRESCENT HORNS: like from 3 O'clock to 9 O'clock:
      FIRST DAY OF THE MONTH: Monday, March 3, 2014

  • Indonesia:

    1. Not Seen: Ishaq Zunaedi (MCW member) from Tangerang Selatan, Banten reported:
      DATE OF SIGHTING EFFORT: Sunday, 2 March 2014
      LOCATION OF SIGHTING: Tangerang Selatan/Banten/Indonesia
      SKY CONDITIONS: Cloudy horizon skies
      TIME OF SIGHTING EFFORT: Around 6:14 pm to 6:45 pm
      NO. OF PEOPLE WHO SAW OR TRIED: Myself

    2. Not Seen: AR Sugeng Riyadi (MCW member) from Assalaam Observatory, Surakarta Central Java reported:
      DATE OF SIGHTING EFFORT: 03/02/2014
      LOCATION OF SIGHTING: Ketitang Juwiring, Klaten, Indonesia
      SKY CONDITIONS: Rainy
      TIME OF SIGHTING EFFORT: 5:45 pm to 6:45 pm
      NO. OF PEOPLE WHO SAW OR TRIED: One REMARKS: This evening (Sunday March 02, 2014), the new crescent of Jumadal Ula was not sighted in Klaten n also Surakarta Central Java Indonesia. The weather was rainy. The 1st of Jumadal Ula in Indonesia will start on Monday, March 3rd, 2014;

  • Malaysia:

    1. Not Seen in Negeri Sembilan: Firdaus Mazlan (MCW member) reported:
      SEEN BY OTHER GROUP IN JOHOR BAHRU
      DATE OF SIGHTING EFFORT: Sunday, 2 nd March 2014
      LOCATION OF SIGHTING: Baitul Hilal, Teluk Kemang, Negeri Sembilan, Malaysia (02:26:43.0 N , 101:51:16.0 E)
      SKY CONDITIONS: West cost Malaysia is totally hazy because of smoke (Indonesia people like to BURN oil palm field to renew plantation)
      TIME OF SIGHTING EFFORT: 7.27 pm until 8.20 pm
      NO. OF PEOPLE WHO SAW OR TRIED: I, Mr. Mohd Salman bin Mohd Razib, Mr. Abdul Hayyi Amri bin Alias, Mr. Mohd Niazurul Fisha bin Saarani, and Mr. Mohamad Hafiz bin Mohd Jumaat, around 15 student, and around 20 government officer.
      FIRST DAY OF THE MONTH: Monday, 3rd March 2014
      REMARKS: The Hilal have been seen by other people at various places.
      1. 1. Setia Tropika, Johor Bahru, Johor (01°28' N , 103°46' E), from 7.43 pm – 7.47 pm, by Hj. Khairul Ariffin bin Haron, Mr. Jamaluddin bin Othman, and Mr. Abd Wahab bin Mokhtar.
      2. 2. Masjid Sultan Abu Bakar, Johor Bahru, Johor (01°28' N , 103°46' E), from 7.43 pm – 7.46 pm, by Mr. Ibrahim bin Jamil, Mr. Nazarul Hisyam bin Ishak, Mr. Ahmad Lokman bin Annuar, Hj. Ishak bin Ahmad, and Mrs. Haliza binti Wahid.
      3. 3. Wide Area at Jusco Desa Tebrau, Johor Bahru, Johor, Malaysia (01°28' N , 103°46' E), around 7.45 pm, by Mr. Hadzlan bin Abd Aziz, Hj. Buang bin Atan, Mr. Noor Mazli bin Ismail, Mr. Addy Junaidi bin Mohd Kusari, Mr. Rosman bin Abdul Rani, and Mr. Mohammad Haniff bin Md. Yusoff.

  • Saudi Arabia:

    1. Seen: Luqmaan Williams (MCW member) from Ta'if reported:
      DATE OF SIGHTING EFFORT: Sunday,2nd March 2014
      LOCATION OF SIGHTING: At-Ta’if, Saudi Arabia
      KY CONDITIONS: Partly cloudy,
      TIME OF SIGHTING EFFORT: Approximately 6:40 p.m.
      NO. OF PEOPLE WHO SAW OR TRIED: 2
      ORIENTATION OF CRESCENT HORNS: like from 3 o'clock to 9 o'clock

  • South Africa:

    1. Seen: Rashid Motala (MCW member) from Durban reported:
      DATE OF SIGHTING EFFORT: Sunday, 02 March 2014
      LOCATION OF SIGHTING: Port Elizabeth, South Africa
      SKY CONDITIONS: Most parts of the country cloudy
      TIME OF SIGHTING EFFORT: About 20 minutes after maghrib
      NO. OF PEOPLE WHO SAW OR TRIED: Many
      FIRST DAY OF THE MONTH: Monday, 03 March 2014 = 1 Jumad-al-Ula 1435
      REMARKS: None

  • Sri Lanka:

    1. Seen: Nular Bary (MCW member) from Colombo reported:
      DATE OF SIGHTING : 2 March 2014
      LOCATION : Borella Colmbo
      SKY CONDITIONS : Partly cloudy.
      NO. OF PEOPLE WHO SAW OR TRIED: 3
      FIRST DAY OF THE MONTH: Monday 3rd. March 2014
      REMARKS: Today 29th. Rabi al Thani 1435H (2/3/2014) evening the Colombo sky was partly clear, I was able to locate the Crescent at 6:51pm. with my Binocular first and then naked eye sighting. My two sons Nabeel & Ansaf were witness the naked eye sighting with me (our Sunset was at 6:22pm.) and immediately I called over Colombo Grand Mosque Hilaal Committee and informed the sighting. The committee had received many more positive naked eye sightings. Hence the committee decided to start the month of Jumada al Oola Tomorrow, Monday 3rd. March 2014 "In Sha Allah"

  • Tanzania:

    1. Seen: Hamza Rijal (MCW member) from Tiny Island of Zanzibar reported:
      DATE OF SIGHTING EFFORT: Sunday, 2nd March 2014
      LOCATION OF SIGHTING: Saateni-Unguja
      SKY CONDITIONS: It was hazy
      TIME OF SIGHTING EFFORT: 18:50 EAT (15:50 GMT)
      NUMBER OF PEOPLE WHO SAW OR TRIED: I was alone
      FIRST DAY OF THE MONTH: Monday, March 3, 2014
      REMARKS: The crescent moon was clearly observed. Hilal was observed on the 29th. Mufti Office in Zanzibar announced officially that 3rd of March is the first day for Jumada-ul-Oola.

  • UK:

    1. Not Seen: Modoris Ali (MCW member) from Birmingham reported::
      DATE AND TIME OF MOON SIGHTING EFFORT: Sunday 2nd March 2014,6:05pm to 6:15pm
      LOCATION OF MOON SIGHTING: Birmingham (Cradley Heath), UK
      SKY CONDITIONS: It is cloudy and raining
      NUMBERS OF OBSERVERS:It was only me.
      START OF THE MONTH:First day of Jumadi ul Awwal is Monday 3 March 2014
      REMARKS:It was very difficult to see the moon in the rain. However if reliable news of moon has been seen in the world and it will be accepted in the UK around UK sunset time.

  • USA:

    1. Seen: Omer Subhani (MCW member) from Fort Lauderdale FL reported: Alhamdulillah we saw the new moon last night (Sunday, March 2). It was in the form of a smiley face, from 3 o'clock to 9 o'clock.

  • Zimbabwe:

    1. Not Seen (because of clouds): Ayub Mahomed (MCW member) from Harare reported:
      DATE OF SIGHTING EFFORT: Sunday, 02 March 2014
      LOCATION OF SIGHTING: Zimbabwe
      SKY CONDITIONS: Most parts of the country cloudy
      TIME OF SIGHTING EFFORT: About 10 minutes after maghrib
      NO. OF PEOPLE WHO SAW OR TRIED: Many
      FIRST DAY OF THE MONTH: Although, not seen in Zimbabwe, Monday, 03 March 2014 is the first day of Jumad-al-Ula 1435, based on sighting in South Africa.

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