Moonsighting for Dhul-Qi'dah 1438
1438 AH
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Al urjoonul qadeem of Shawwal 1438: July 22, 2017 (Saturday):

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Al Urjoonal Qadeem like phase of waning moon seen at 05:43 IST today, Saturday 28th of Shawwal 1438 (22nd July 2017) from Palayamkottai, Tirunelveli (India) by Br. Mohamed Hussain. Lat: 0842'51"N :& Long: 7744'26"E; Time: 05:43 am IST. The illumination was about 2.8%; the Altitude was about 1, and horns were at 4-9 O'clock position. Click on the photo on the right to see full size.


Abdurrahman Razeen from Colombo reported: Today, July 22, 2017 which corresponds 27 Shawwal 1438AH is the sighting day for the waning crescent (Urjoonal-Qadeem). On this day, I sighted the crescent very straight down Venus from 2nd floor of his house at 5.05am until the Sunrise 6.02am. The orientation was 4-10 O'clock at the start of the sighting but it decreased to 4-8 O'clock when it got close to the Sunrise time.
Positive sighting reports of waning crescent also came from Pottuvil by Moulavi Abdul Hai (Rashady), Thihariya by Moulavi Mazeen Al-Makhdoomy (Hasani), from Kinniya by Moulavi faizal (Rahmany) and from Galle by Bro. Abdullah. It is very clearly evident that tomorrow on Sunday morning sighting the waning crescent is impossible as well as the countries who are expecting to sight the waxing crescent after Sunset for the month of Dhul-Qadah has to think twice how they can ask the public to sight for the crescent on a day where the conjunction occurs very close to the Sunset time.


MCW Member Mr AR Sugeng Riyadi from Rowsiya Observatory, Surakarta Central Java reported: This is decreasing moon that was sighted in Indnesia at Fajr time on July 22, 2017. Click on the photo on left to see full size.


The Astronomical New Moon (conjunction) is on July 23, 2017 (Sunday) at 9:45 UT. On July 23, the moon can be seen with difficulty in Polynesian Islands only. On July 24, 2017 (Monday) the moon can be easily seen in almost the whole world except New Zealand (See visibility curves).


The earliest reported sighting of the new crescent will be posted here.



July 23, 2017 (Sunday):

    No sighting reports are expected today, because we have no contacts in Polynesian Islands.

  • Ghana:

    1. Not Seen: MCW member Mr Baba Abdulai from Tamale reported: Sighting location Sagnerigu; Tamale. On Sunday 23rd July 2017 between 18:04 and 18:37 the crescent was NOT sighted. Sky was generally clear but around the western horizon there was enough clouds to cover the sun completely even before sunset. With a moon age of only about nine hours after conjunction and a lag time of about 13 minutes I did not expect to see the crescent. And Allah SWT Knows best.


July 24, 2017 (Monday):



July 25, 2017 (Tuesday):


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