Moonsighting for Sha'ban 1445
1445 AH

Al urjoonul qadeem of Rajab 1445: February 8 & February 7, 2024
Waning moon Seen:


    Herewith is the photo of Urjoonul Qadeem like Waning Crescemt moon taken Thursday 28th of Rajab 1445 (February 8, 2024). Time 5:24 am IST, by MCW member K.Mohammed Hussain Palayamkottai Tirunelveli, Tamil Nadu, India.


    MCW member AR Sugeng Riyadi from Rowasiya Observatory, Bendo Ketitang Juwiring Klaten Central Java Indonesia sent this photo. The old crescent of Rajab 1445 AH was seen on Friday, February 09, 2024 from Rowasiya Observatory, Bendo Ketitang Juwiring Klaten Central Java Indonesia.

New Crescent Moon of Sha'ban 1445:
The Astronomical New Moon (conjunction) is on February 9, 2024 (Friday) at 22:59 UT.
On February 9, the moon can not be seen any where in the world. On February 10, the moon can be seen with difficulty in Africa and easily in Americas. On February 11, it can be seen in the whole world (See visibility curves).

The earliest reported sighting of the new crescent of Shaaban was on Saturday February 10 from Guyana.

February 10, 2024 (Saturday):


  1. Not Seen: MCW member Abul Qasim Rizvi, Imam Juma Melbourne reported: Assalamualaikum. I am your member from Albania, Ledjo Hyka (Ebu Xhunejd). We were tonight some groups around Albania and no one sighted the new moon, because the sky was cloudy. So, the first of Sha'ban will be on 12 February.


  1. Not Seen: MCW member Abul Qasim Rizvi, Imam Juma Melbourne reported: Moon has not been sighted in Eastern Australia. Therefore Sunday 11th February 2024 will be 30th Rajab 1445 Hijri 1st Shaaban 1445 Hijri will be on Monday 12th February 2024.

  2. Not Seen: MCW member Dr Shabbir Ahmed, President of Qubaa association of Western Sydney, NSW reported: Today (Saturday) 10th of February 2024, the Hilal of Shaaban 1445 has not been sighted anywhere in Australia. Therefore, the month of Shaaban will begin from Monday, 12th of February 2024.

  • Canada:

    1. Not Seen: MCW member HiMY SYeD from Brampton, Ontario reported: We had mostly cloudy sky above the horizon this evening. It was difficult to search for the new crescent moon with only a few patches of open sky briefly appearing then disappearing on this windy evening. After several minutes of waiting until more open sky, I still could not find the moon.

  • Grenada:

    1. Seen: MCW member Farid Patel from Grenada reported: The moon for shabaan was sighted in Grenada on Saturday 10 of February. Therefore 1st of Shabaan will be on Sunday 11th February.

  • Guyana:

    1. Seen: MCW member Mansoor Baksh from Demerara, Essequibo reported: The new moon for Shaban was sighted by Brothers Muntaz Alli, Nazim Hussain and Muhammad Mahmood at the Parfaith Harmony Masjid, West Bank Demerara and by Bro Raymond Fernandes of Diamond, East Bank Demerara.


      There has been no report of Hila sighting of Shaaban anywhere in the State of Kerala today Saturday evening 10th February 2024. Accordingly Shaaban 1, will be Monday 12th February 2024, in the State of Kerala, India.

  • Indonesia:

    1. Not Seen: MCW member AR Sugeng Riyadi from Rowasiya Observatory reported: The new crescent of Shaban 1445 AH was NOT SEEN on Saturday, February 10, 2024 from Assalaam Observatory, at PPMI Assalaam, Pabelan Kartasura Sukoharjo Central Java Indonesia. The sky was totally cloudy.

  • Mauritius:

    1. Not Seen: Mr Ahaad Choychun from Mauritius reported: The new moon was not seen in Mauritius this evening Saturday February 10, 2024 so Sunday February 11, 2024 will be the 30th day of Rajab 1445 and Monday February 12, 2024 will then be the 1st day of Shabaan 1445. Shab-E-Baraat (15th night) will be celebrated on Sunday February 25, 2024.

  • Mexico:

    1. Seen: Mr Jos´┐Ż Alberto Ontiveros from Mexico reported: I saw the moon at 7:02 pm on saturday February 10, 2024. Centro Amir al Muminin, 39 years. Moon horns 3 to 9.


    1. Not Seen: MCW member Wasiu Akewusola, from Ikeja Nigeria reported: The crescent of the month of Sha'ban 1445AH could not be sited in Ikeja, Lagos-Nigeria tonight 10th February, 2024. This may be due to the cloudy condition of the sky.


    1. Not Seen: MCW member Abbdalrahman Albastaki, from Al-Khor reported: Today being Saturday 10th February 2024. The new crescent moon for the month of Shaaban 1445 was not seen here in my location (Al Khor, Qatar). There was a cloudy weather.


    1. Not Seen: MCW member Moeez Ahmad from Bradford reported: On February 10, 2024, I couldn't see the new crescent for Shaaban in Bradford UK.

    2. Seen: MCW member Mohammad Ramtoola, Preston reported: Moon sighted Feb 11, 2024 at 17:14 in Swansea, UK. Clear skies and good visibility. Multiple sightings across the UK.

  • USA:

    1. Seen: MCW member Mirza Shahid Basravi reported from Orange county, California reported: On Feb 10, 2024: I was able to sight the new crescent of Shaban from the city of Irvine at 5:45 pm. The tips of the moon were pointing to 2:30 an 7:30 on the imaginary clock in the sky. My friends Abid Mirza and his Brother Qasim Mirza were able to sight the new crescent from Anaheim, California.

    February 11, 2024 (Sunday):

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