Moonsighting for Jumada-al-Oola 1445
1445 AH

Al urjoonul qadeem of Rabi-at-Thani 1445: November 12 & November 11, 2023

  • Waning moon Seen:

  • Saudi Arabia:
      MCW member Dr. Ayyub Patel reported: Here is the photo of Urjoonul Qadeem like Waning Crescemt moon taken in the morning on 11/12/2023 from Abha on Nov 12, 2023 at 5:36 am.

  • New Crescent Moon of Jumada-al-Oola 1445:
    The Astronomical New Moon (conjunction) is on November 13, 2023 (Monday) at 9:27 UT.

    On November 13, the moon may not be seen in most of the habited world. On November 14, it can be seen in Australia, Africa, and Americas. On November 15, it can be seen everywhere. (See visibility curves).

    The earliest reported sighting of the new crescent was on November 14, 2023 from Melbourne Australia.

    November 13, 2023 (Monday):

    • Grenada:

      1. Not Seen: MCW member Farid Patel from Grenada reported: On November 13, The Crescent for month of jamadul Ulaa is not sighted in Grenada or in the region.

    November 14, 2023 (Tuesday):

    • Albania:

      1. Not Seen: MCW member Ebu Xhunejd (Ledjo Hyka) from Tirana reported: We couldn't sight the new moon. The sky was cloudy at western horizon, so we will complete 30 days and 16 November will be the first day of Xhumadil Ula.

    • Australia:

      1. Seen: MCW member Dr Shabbir Ahmed, President of Qubaa association of Western Sydney, NSW reported: Today (Tuesday) 14th of November 2023, the Hilal of Jamadiyul Oula 1445 has been sighted in Melbourne. Therefore, the month of Jamadiyul Oula will begin from Wednesday, 15th of November 2023.

    • India:

      1. Not Seen: MCW member Zaid Duch from GUJRAT, INDIA reported: On Tuesday, 14th of November 2023 (29 Rabi at-Thani, 1445) between 17:42 to 18:30 (Sunset 19:55 & Moonset 18:32) at Location: Navi Masjid, Nadiad, Gujarat, India; We group of 3 people attempted to sight the crescent moon (Hilal) of Jumada al-Awwal 1445. The horizon was partly covered with clouds. We were Not able to sight the Hilal.

    • Indonesia:

      1. Not Seen: MCW member AR Sugeng Riyadi from Rowasiya Observatory reported: The new crescent of Jumadal Ula 1445 AH was not sighted on Tuesday, Nopember 14, 2023 from Assalaam Observatory at The Assalaam Islamic Modern Boarding School, Pabelan Kartasura Sukoharjo Central Java Indonesia. The sky was very hazy.

    • Mauritius:

      1. Seen: MCW member Nissar Ahmad Ramtoola from Port Louis reported: The New Moon of Jamaad ul Awwal 1445 has been sighted in Mauritius at Chapman Hill on Tuesday night 14 November. Hence tonight 14 November will be the 1st night of Jamaad Ul Awwal and Wednesday 15 November will be 1st day of Jamaad Ul Awwal 1445. Weather was cloudy with small openings.

    • South Africa:

      1. Seen: MCW member Rashid Motala from Durban reported: On the evening of Tuesday 14 November 2023, the Hilaal WAS sighted in South Africa. Therefore Jumad-al-Ula 1445 will commence on Wednesday, 15 November 2023 in South Africa.

    • UK:

      1. Not Seen: MCW member Mooez Ahmad from Bradford reported: Negative Moonsighting for Jumada Al Oola 1445AH Bradford UK 14th November.

    • USA:

      1. Seen: MCW member Mohamedraza H.Janmohamed from Sanford FL reported: The Moon-sighting Sub-committee wishes to inform the community that the new crescent for the month of Jamadi-ul-Awwal was sighted in the south-west region of USA, on Tuesday, November 14, 2023. Therefore, WEDNESDAY, NOVEMBER 15, 2023 is established as the 1st Day of Mahe Jamadi-ul-Awwal, 1445 AH for all of USA.

      2. 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 Tuesday, November 14th, 2023, in some locations within the southwestern United States. Therefore, the first day of the month of Jumada al-Ula, 1445 A.H. for North America will be Wednesday, November 15th, for most of the United States and region of Canada,

      3. Not Seen: MCW member Dr Javad Torabinejad from Blacksburg, VA reported: This evening (Tuesday, Nov 14, 2023), the crescent moon was not seen in Blacksburg, VA The western horizon was cloudy.

    November 15, 2023 (Wednesday):

    • USA:

      1. Seen: MCW member Dr Javad Torabinejad from Blacksburg VA reported: This evening (Wednesday, November 15, 2023), the crescent moon was sighted in Blacksburg, VA The western part of the sky was mostly cloudy with a streak of clearing hugging the horizon. I waited for some time for the moon to appear around 6:22 pm EST in that opening. If not for the clouds, it could have been sighted much earlier. The horns were approximately at 1:30 and 7:00 O'clock. The moon disappeared behind distant mountains at 6:32 pm (actual moonset: 6:39 pm).

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