Moonsighting for Muharram 1445
1445 AH

Al urjoonul qadeem of Dhul-Hijjah 1444: July 17 & July 16, 2023 Waning moon Seen:
INDIA: Herewith is the photo of Urjoonul Qadeem like Waning Crescemt moon taken on 16th July 2023, taken by MCW member K.Mohammed Hussain Palayamkottai Tirunelveli, Tamil Nadu, India, Time 5:14 am IST INDONESIA: MCW member AR Sugeng Riyadi reported: The old crescent of Dzulhijjah 1444 AH was captured on Sunday, July 16, 2023 from Rowasiya Observatory at Bendo Ketitang Juwiring Klaten Central Java Indonesia.

New Crescent Moon of Muharram 1445:
The Astronomical New Moon (conjunction) is on July 17, 2023 (Monday) at 18:32 UT.
On July 17, the crescent can not be seen anywhere. On July 18, with difficulty it may be seen in Africa and parts of Southern Europe, but can easily be seen in Americas. On July 19, it can be seen in the whole world. (See visibility curves).

The earliest reported sighting of Hilal of Muharram 1445 AH was on Tuesday, July 18, 2023 from India.

July 17, 2023 (Monday):

    No Hilal sighting reports are expected.

July 18, 2023 (Tuesday):

  • Australia:

    1. Not Seen: MCW member Dr Shabbir Ahmed, President of Qubaa association of Western Sydney, NSW reported: Today (Tuesday) 18th of July 2023, the Hilal of Muharram 1445 has not been sighted anywhere in Australia. Therefore, the month of Muharram will begin from Thursday, 20th of July 2023.

  • Albania:

    1. Seen: MCW member Ebu Xhunejd (Ledjo Hyka) from Tirana reported: We sighted the new moon of Muharram by a camare nicon, it was impossible to sight it with naked eye and only two of us sightet it with the camera. Sot, tomorrow is the first of Muharram. Tha day of Ashura is on July 28.

  • Canada:

    1. Not Seen: MCW member HiMY SYeD from Brampton, Ontario reported: On Tuesday evening July 18 2023, I went searching for the new crescent of Muharram 1445. The conditions were not ideal for a positive moonsighting. After ten minutes of searching and photographing the horizon, I confirm I did not see the new crescent moon tonight,

  • Grenada:

    1. Seen: MCW member Farid Patel from Grenada reported: The Crescent for month of Muharram was sighted in Grenada on Tuesday 18th of July.

  • India:

    1. Seen: MCW member Rasheed Usman, from Kozhikode, Kerala reported: The hilal of Muharram 1445 AH has been sighted by three persons at Kapad Beach Kozhikode Kerala, informed Nooruddin Al Hytami the Qazi of Kapad today evening 18th July 2023. Accordingly Qazis of the State declared Wednesday 19th July 2023 as Muharram 1.

  • Indonesia:

    1. Not Seen: MCW member AR Sugeng Riyadi from Rowasiya Observatory reported: The new crescent of Muharram 1445 AH was not sighted on Tuesday, 18th July 2023 from Assalaam Observatory at The ASSALAAM Islamic Modern Boarding School, Pabelan Kartasura Sukoharjo Central Java Indonesia. The moon was captured by telescope from Gresik East Java. The 1st of Muharram 1445 AH in Indonesia will start on Wednesday, 19th July 2023.

  • Lebanon:

    1. Seen: MCW member moussa khalife from Beirut reported: Today is Tuesday 18th of July 2023 we have sighted the moon in Beirut lebanon by ((binoculars)) only between 8:20 pm and 8:25 pm, the weather was very clear and the crescent was very tiny and small so tomorrow Wednesday 19th of July is the 1st of muharram 1445H.

  • Mauritius:

    1. Seen: Mr Ahaad Choychun from Mauritius reported: The crescent moon was seen in several region in Mauritius tonight Wednesday July 19, 2023. MOON position 5 to 11 O'clock . Thursday July 20, 2023 will be the 1st day of Muharram 1445. So Yaum E Ashura will be celebrated on Saturday July 29, 2023.

  • Morocco:

    1. Seen: MCW member Zakaria Guelzim from Bouznika reported: I tried to sight the Hilal of Muharram after Maghrib of Tuesday, July 18, 2023 in Bouznika Morocco without success. The sky was Cloudy in Bouznika and in many other cities in Morocco. In a press release, the ministry indicated that the lunar crescent announcing the month of Muharram 1445 was sighted on Tuesday evening (July 18). 1st on Muharram will be Wednesday, July 19, 2023.

  • Turkey:

    1. Seen: Mr Mehmet Celik from Aydin reported: July 18, 2023 In the magrib, as the sun sets, we saw Muharram crescent with the naked eye in the city of Aydin, as 2 people.

  • USA:

    1. Not Seen: MCW member Shahnoor Syed, On Behalf of Mahdavia Ruiyat e Hilal of Chicago, IL reported: Hilal of MUHARRAM was NOT Sighted at anyplace in Mainland USA on the 29th of ZilHajj, Monday, July 17, 2023. As such the month of Zilhajj will complete 30 days and the First day of MUHARRAM 1445 will be Wednesday, July 19, 2023 in the USA.

    2. Seen: MCW member Khalil Homafar from Houston TX reported: Hilal for Muharram 1445 has been seen in Houston on Tuesday, July 18, 2023.

    3. Not Seen: MCW member Dr Javad Torabinejad from Blacksburg VA reported: This evening (Tuesday, July 18, 2023), the crescent moon was not seen in Blacksburg, VA (Lat: 37� 15' 40" N, Lng: 80� 26' 56" W, and elevation: 646 meters). The sky was cloudy. At 8:55 pm, the temperature, dew point, relative humidity, and pressure were 74.0 F, 63.0 F, 70%, and 30.15 in, respectively.

    4. Seen: MCW member Dr Javad Torabinejad further reported: Last Tuesday evening (July 18, 2023), my brother sighted the moon in Southern California.

July 19, 2023 (Wednesday):

  • Australia:

    1. Seen: MCW member Abul Qasim Rizvi, Imam Juma Melbourne reported: Moon has been sighted in Melbourne, Sydney and Brisbane Australia on Wednesday, July 19. Thursday 20th July 2023 will be the First of Moharram ul Haram 1445 AH Syed Abul Qasim Rizvi

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