Moonsighting for Ramadan 1445
1445 AH
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Al urjoonul qadeem of Shaaban 1445: March 10 & March 9, 2024

Waning moon Seen:
Australia: MCW member Falcon Raja, from Sydney, NSW reported: The old crescent of Shaaban 1445 AH was seen on Friday, March 9, 2024 from 5:50Am-6:35Am Saturday 9 March. I saw the thin winning moon. It is thin and low on horizon.

India: MCW member K Muhammed Hussain from Tamil Nadu, reported: This photo of Waning Crescemt moon was taken on Saturday (9th March 2024) by MCW member K Mohammed Hussain, Tamil Nadu, India.

Saudi Arabia: MCW member Dr Ayyub Patel, Abha repoted: I had to chase Urjunul Qadeem, but saw it with my eyes in between the clouds. First sight 5.52am KSA time. this is the last waning crescent for Shabaan 1445

Sri Lanka: MCW member Shafraz Macksood, Colombo reported: The old crescent of Shaaban 1445 AH was seen on Friday, March 9, 2024, before sunrise from Colombo, Sri Lanka.


New Crescent Moon of Ramadan 1445:
The Astronomical New Moon (conjunction) is on March 10, 2024 (Sunday) at 9:00 UT.
On March 10, the moon can not be seen in most of the world, except by telescope in Americas and with difficulty in Polynesian Islands. On March 11, the moon can be seen with difficulty in Australia and New Zealand, but can be seen easily in the rest of the world. On March 12, it can be seen easily in the whole world (See visibility curves).

The earliest reported sighting of the new crescent for Ramadan was on Sunday March 10 from Mexico City, Mexico.

March 10, 2024 (Sunday):

  • Seen: MCW member Mirza Shahid Basravi reported from Los Angeles, California reported: I and three other persons sighted the new crescent from the Mount Wilson observatory area on March 10. The new moon was extremely faint and was sighted with binoculars only, while it moved through a thin clearance in the clouds. The opportunity to see the faint crescent lasted only 3 minutes from 7:31 to 7:34 pm. The tips of the crescent was approximately 3:45 o'clock to 7:15 o'clock; not very long.

    March 11, 2024 (Monday):

      Australia:



      1. Seen: MCW member Dr Shabbir Ahmed from Australia reported: Today (Monday) 11th of March 2024, the Hilal of Ramadan 1445 has been sighted in Tennant Creek (Northern Territory). Therefore, the month of Ramadan will begin from Tuesday, 12th of March 2024.

    • Canada:


      1. Not Seen: MCW member HiMY SYeD from Brampton, Ontario reported: Tonight we had partly cloudy sky above the horizon in Brampton. At first I could not see the crescent, but it did reveal itself for a good few minutes before again disappearing behind clouds. Moon was higher in the sky than where I was expecting to find it. Thickness of the new crescent also surprised me; if I had to guess, I might say the thickness looks a day old. The horns were at 3 o'clock and 8 o'clock.

      Ghana:



      1. Seen: MCW member Malik Shaban, from Garu, Ghana reported: The crescent for Ramadan 1445 was sighted clearly here in Garu in the Upper East of Ghana, on March 11, 2024, even though the sky was not all clear. Majority of Ghanaians have followed Saudi today 11th March 2024 to observe the first day of Ramadan.

      India:



      1. Seen: MCW member Rasheed Usman, from Kozhikode, Kerala reported: Ramadan Mubarak. The hilal of Ramadan 1445 h has been sighted today Monday 11th March 2024 evening at multiple locations in the State of Kerala including Kapad Beach, Kozhikode District and Ponnani Beach Malappuram District. All the Qazis of the State declared tomorrow Tuesday as Ramadan 1. Hilal Committees and Wisdom Islamic Organisation also declared Tuesday as Ramadan 1.

      2. Seen: MCW member Md Ohidullah, from Birbhum, West Bengal, India reported: Today (11/03/2024) evening I saw the new CRESCENT moon of Ramadan1445AH in the sky of Birbhum in INDIA. SO 1st of RAMADAN 1445AH will begin in All over India from TUESDAY, 12th of March 2024.

      Kenya:



      1. Seen: MCW member Mahmood Essa from Mombasa reported: Alhamdullilah , we were able to observe the Hilal for Ramadhan , this evening of Monday 11/03/2024. Tuesday March 12, 2024 will be our first day of Ramadhan here in Kenya .

      Kuwait:


      1. Seen: MCW member Ahmad Raza Khan reported: I have seen myself and many of my friends witnessed for the Ramadan crescent on 11th March in Kuwait.

      Lebanon:



      1. Seen: MCW member Dr. Hadi Jaafar from Beirut reported: Sighted the crescent this evening in Beirut with the naked eye along with two others (Monday March 11th; sky was very clear). Sighting was at 5:45 PM. (2 minutes after sunset). Moon was high but still very thin, horns between 4 and 7 o'clock. Ramadan Mubarak

      Malaysia:



      1. Seen: MCW member Zaki Afifi, from Malayesia reported: Hilal was not sighted on 10th March, and the conference of Rulers has already declared Ramadan to start on 12th March. On 11th March, hilal was easily sighted in multiple locations in east and west Malaysia, which conforms to starting Ramadan on 12th March Similar observation was made by Brunei as well on 10th and 11th March.

      Mauritius:



      1. Seen: MCW member Ahaad Choychun, from Mauritius reported: The crescent moon was seen in different regions in Mauritius this evening Monday March 11, 2024 so the 1st Taraweeh begins this evening and tomorrow Tuesday March 12, 2024 will be the 1st day of fasting (Roza) of Ramadan Shareef. Ramadan Mubarak!

      Mexico:



      1. Seen: Mr Jos� Alberto Ontiveros reported: Horns 3 to 9 seen with the naked eye for a brief moment, slightly south of the west cardinal point in M�xico City by Jos� Alberto Ontiveros 39 years & Ricardo L�pez 26.

      South Africa:



      1. Seen: MCW member Keeka, Mohamed Iqbal, Pretoria reported: Due to confirmed reports of the sighting of the moon, the 1st of Ramadaan 1445 will be on Tuesday (12 March 2024) in South Africa. The first Taraweeh will take place on Monday night (11 March 2024).

      Spain:



      1. Seen: MCW member Gbril Jairod�n Riaza reported: Not seen, announcement: From Madrid, Spain, the moon was not seen by naked eye on Sunday 10 March 2024, with clear sky. However the Islamic Commission of Spain announces that Monday, 11 March 2024, is the first day of the holy month Ramadan 1445.

      USA:



      1. Seen: MCW member Dr Javad Torabinejad from Blacksburg VA reported: Earlier today (Monday, March 11, 2024), using a pair of binoculars (7X50), I sighted the crescent at 2:05 pm EDT in Blacksburg, VA (Lat: 37� 15' 40" N, Lng: 80� 26' 56" W, and elevation: 646 meters). The horns were approximately at 1:30 and 5:00 O'clock (1:30;3:00;5:00). The sky was clear but I was unable to see the crescent with naked eye. At 2:15 pm, the temperature, dew point, relative humidity, and pressure were 49.0 F, 13.0 F, 23%, and 30.16 in, respectively. Later in the day, I arrived at my sighting location at 7:07 pm (sunset: 7:21 pm). The sky was clear and hazy. Using the pair of binoculars, I sighted the moon at 7:18 pm. It took me a few minutes to sight it with naked eye at 7:22 pm. The horns were at 3:00 and 8:00 O'clock (3:00;5:30;8:00). At 7:51 pm, I located Mercury with the binoculars followed by naked eye sighting at 7:53 pm. I left the sighting location at 8:18 when the moon was still very high over horizon (moonset: 9:12 pm).

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