Moonsighting for Jumada-at-Thania 1443
1443 AH
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Al urjoonul qadeem of Jumada-al-Oola 1443: January 2 & January 1, 2022

Above is the old Crescent Moon of Jumada al-oola 1443 AH, seen on January 1, 2022. Photo is provided by MCW member Dr Ayyub Patel from Abha KSA, taken using Nikon 1000 camera.
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Above is the old Crescent Moon of Jumada al-oola 1443 AH, seen on January 1, 2022 sent by MCW Member Irshad Sait, HIJRI COMMITTEE of INDIA. Photo was taken by Br. Eirdous Mubarak of Umar Nagar, Podanur, India on Saturday , 28th of Jamathul Awwal 1443 (1st January 2022). Lat: 10.9647° N & Long 76.9803°E ; Time 06:05 am IST on Saturday. The illumination was about 4% & horns were at 4 & 9 ; Altitude was about 14 degrees.
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New Crescent Moon of Jumada-at-Thania 1443:
The Astronomical New Moon (conjunction) is on January 2, 2022 (Sunday) at 18:33 UT.
On January 2, the moon can not be seen any where in the world. On January 3, it can be seen in Africa and Americas. On January 4, it can be seen in the whole world (See visibility curves).

The earliest reported sighting of the new crescent was on Monday, January 3, 2022 from Perth, Western Australia.

January 2, 2022 (Sunday):


January 3, 2022 (Monday):

  • Australia:


    1. Seen: MCW member Dr Shabbir Ahmed, President of Qubaa association of Western Sydney, NSW reported: Today (Monday) 3rd of January 2022, the Hilal of Jamadiyul Ukhra 1443 has been sighted in Perth. Therefore, the month of Jamadiyul Ukhra 1443 will begin from Tuesday, 4th of January 2022.

  • Barbados:


    1. Seen: MCW member Mr Mohammed Patel from Jama Masjid in Bridgetown, Bridgetown reported: On Monday, January 3rd,2022.. Crescent was SEEN, at approximately 6:00 p.m. Local time ( UTC -4). Visibility: Clear. Orientation: approx 3 O'clock to 7 O'clock. Therefore we had 29 days of Jumada-al-Oola. The first day of Jumada-at-Thania will be Tuesday, 4th January,2022.

  • Egypt:


    1. Not Seen: MCW member Dr Hisham M. Hamed from Cairo reported: Tonight, Sunday Jan. 3rd, there was no chance of seeing a new moon from Ma'adi, South Cairo (29.96°N, 31.25°E). Apparent sunset was at: 17:11:45. The astronomical configuration was completely unfavourable. The meteorological conditions were just as bad. The Crescent brightness was below the threshold of point source visibility by: 4.159 magnitudes/arcsecē. The Pyramids of Giza, about 11km away, had been invisible all afternoon. The refracted Arc of Vision at Moonset was 8.97°. Temperature, pressure and relative humidity were ~1017.4mb, 17.0°C, and 71% respectively.

  • Grenada:


    1. Seen: MCW member Farid Patel, from Greneda reported: The moon for Jamdhul Ukhra was sighted in Grenada on Monday, 3rd January 2022.

  • India:


    1. Not Seen: MCW member Zaid Duch from Gujrat, India reported: On Monday, 03rd of January 2022 (29 Jumada Al Awwal, 1443) between 17:40 to 18:42 (Sunset 18:06 & Moonset 18:44) at Location: Navi Masjid, Nadiad, Gujarat, India; I attempted to sight the crescent moon (Hilal) of Jumada Al Aakhar. I was not able to sight the Hilal, even though the sky was clean.

    2. Not Seen: MCW member Rasheed Usman, Kozhikode, Kerala reported: Rabiul Akhir 1443 AH: There are no hilal sighting reports on Monday evening 3rd January 2022 anywhere in the State of Kerala.

  • Mauritius:


    1. Seen: MCW member Mr Nissar Ahmad Ramtoola from Port Louis reported: The new moon was sighted tonight Monday 3 January 2022 at several localities in Mauritius. Hence Tuesday 4 January 2022 will be the 1st day of Jamaad-ul-Akhir 1443. The sky was partly cloudy. First reported visibility was from Le Morne at 7.20pm. Sunset was at 6.54pm.

  • New Zealand:


    1. Not Seen: MCW member Abid Jafery from Auckland reported: Saiyad Hussain, the General Secretary of Fiji Muslim League has announced: There has been no reported sightings from anywhere in NewZealand and Fiji on Mon 3 Jan 2022 (29 Jamadi Al-Awal 1443), hence Tue 4 Jan 2022 will be 30 Jamadi Al-Awal 1443. Wed 5 Jan 2022, will be the 1st of Jamadi Al-Thani 1443 Hijri InshaAllah.

  • South Africa:


    1. Seen: MCW member Mr Rashid Motala from Durban reported: On the evening of Monday 3 January 2022, the Hilaal was sighted in South Africa. Therefore Jumad-al-Aakhirah 1443 will commence on Tuesday, 4 January 2022 in South Africa.

    2. Seen: MCW member Mr Keeka, Mohamed Iqbal from Pretoria reported: The crescent for the month of Jumaadul Aakhir 1443 has been sighted in South Africa, marking the beginning of the month from tonight, Monday 3rd January 2022.

  • Tanzania:


    1. Seen: MCW member Mr Hamza Rijal from Tiny Island of Zanzibar reported: The Hilal was sighted on Monday evening January 3,2022 in tiny island of Zanzibar, Tanzania, the end of the Jumada-al-Oola 1443. The official first day of Jumada-at-Thania will correspond Tuesday, 4 January 2022. Mufti office announced that the first day of Jumada-at-Thania is on 4th January 2022.

  • USA:


    1. Seen: MCW member Dr Javad Torabinejad from Blacksburg VA reported: This evening (Monday, Jan 3, 2022), the crescent moon was sighted in Blacksburg, VA (Lat: 37° 15' 40" N, Lng: 80° 26' 56" W, and elevation: 646 meters). I was at my sighting location by 4:30 pm EST (sunset: 5:17 pm). The western horizon was partly cloudy and hazy. With prior knowledge of the approximate positions of the moon and Venus in sky according to Stellarium software, using a pair of binoculars (7X50), I started looking for the planet. My first binocular sighting of the crescent Venus was at 4:39 pm. Knowing the relative position of the moon to Venus, I looked for the crescent moon in the fast moving openings. My first binocular sighting of the moon was at 5:12 pm. It took another 20 minutes for the moon to be positively sighted with naked eye. The horns were approximately at 2:30 and 6:00 O'clock (2:30;4:00;6:00). I saw it several times when it appeared in the clearings till a couple of minutes prior to my departure at 6:05 pm (moonset: 6:20 pm). At 5:15 pm, the temperature, dew point, relative humidity, and pressure were 27.0 F, 24.0 F, 88%, and 30.21 in, respectively.

    2. Seen: MCW member Mr Norm Vargas from San Gabriel CA reported: The new crescent moon was sighted from San Gabriel, CA at 5:15 pm, Jan 3, 2022. It was approximately 8š above the horizon and its horns were in the 2 o'clock and 7 o'clock positions. Sky conditions were mostly clear, but a passing cloud delayed the sighting attempted after sunset.

    3. Seen: Council of Shia Muslim Scholars in North America announced: There were verified sightings of the crescent moon by the naked eye at sunset on Monday, January 3rd, 2022, in Miami and Gainesville, Florida as well as Ottawa, Canada. Therefore, Tuesday, January 4th, 2022, will be the first day of the month of Jumada al-Akhira, 1443 A.H. for the entire region of North America.

    4. Seen: MCW member Mr Shahnoor Syed, On Behalf of Mahdavia Ruiyat e Hilal of Chicago, IL reported: Hilal - New Moon of Jamadi us Sani 1443H was Sighted at multiple locations across N America on the 29th of Jamadi ul Awwal - Monday, January 03, 2022. As such the 1st day of Jamadi us Sani 1443H will be on Tuesday, January 04, 2022 in N. America.*_

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