Moonsighting for Ramadan 1439
1439 AH
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Waxing Moon of Ramadan (Click on map to see full size)
Waning Moon of Sha'ban (Click on map to see full size)

Al urjoonul qadeem of Sha'ban 1439: May 14, 2018 (Monday):

On right is the waning (old) Crescent Moon (End of Sha'ban 1439 AH), May 14, 2018, (Photo on the right is provided by MCW member Mr AR Sugeng Riyadi from Rowasiya Observatory at Bendo Ketitang Juwiring Klaten Central Java Indonesia. The sky was clear, on Monday, May 14, 2018 before Sun rising.Click on the photo on the right to see full size.









New Crescent Moon of Ramadan 1439:
The Astronomical New Moon (conjunction) is on May 15, 2018 (Tuesday) at 11:48 UT. On May 15, it is not easy to see it anywhere. On May 16, the moon can be seen easily every where except Japan and New Zealand (See visibility curves).


Saudi Official Announcement: We will complete 30 days of Sha'ban on May 16, 2018 (Wednesday), and will start Ramadan on the evening of Wednesday; 1st day of Ramadan is Thursday, May 17, 2018.

The earliest authentic new moon sighting that we received was from Fullerton, CA, seen by four Muslims using optical aids.



Tuesday, 15 May 2018:

  • Brunei:


    1. Not Seen: MCW member Dr Mohammed Hussain Ahmad, Deputy Rector Universiti Islam Sultan Sharif Ali Negara Brunei Darussalam reported: Brunei will begin fasting on Thursday, May 17, 2018 as the Ramadan crescent was not sighted at all designated locations on Tuesday, May 15, 2018. By the command of His Majesty Sultan Haji Hassanal Bolkiah Mu'izzaddin Waddaulah, the Sultan and Yang Di-Pertuan of Brunei Darussalam, the Shariah High Court Judge, Haji Johar bin Haji Mohammad announced on Radio Television Brunei that Ramadan will begin on May 17.

  • Canada:


    1. Not Seen: MCW member Mr S. Shahid from Mississauga, ONTARIO reported: A group of 9 members from our local Masjid (Meadowvale Islamic Centre) including our Imam attempted to sight the moon this evening between 8.30-8.55PM until moonset time.

    2. Not Seen: MCW member Mr HiMY SYeD from Vancouver, British Columbia reported: On Tuesday evening May 15 2018, after praying Maghrib in Granville Street Musallah in Downtown, Vancouver, I decided to walk the length of the Cambie Bridge to search for the moon. It has been cloudless all evening. There is a slight haze above the horizon. I searched the sky for about 12 minutes, the length of time to walk the bridge. I did not see the moon.

  • Egypt:


    1. Not Seen: MCW member Dr Hisham M. Hamed from Cairo reported: On Tuesday, May 15, hre in Ma'adi, south Cairo (29.97°N, 31.25°E), Sunset was at 18:41. New moon was around 13:58 UTC + 2. Best time of observation was at 18:42:07. At that time, the Crescent width was 4.34" (arcseconds). Moonset was about 2 minutes after Sunset. I started my futile attempt, just for the record, at Sunset. By the time the Adhan was over the moon had already set.

  • Ghana:


    1. Not Seen: MCW member Mr Baba Abdulai from Tamale reported: Date of sighting effort, Tuesday May 15, 2018. Sighting location, Gambaga. The crescent was NOT sighted in this location. Time of sighting effort was between 18:05 to 18:22 and a little beyond. Sky condition was a little cloudy in the western horizon. With only about 6 and half hours after conjunction, I did not expect to see the crescent.

    2. Not Seen: MCW member Mr Malik Salifu Shaban from Garu Bawku reported: The hilaal for Ramadan 1439, 2018 has not been sighted here in Garu in the Upper East Region of Ghana today, Monday 15th May 2018 which is 29th day of Sha'ban. The sky was clear, sighting efforts were made starting from 18:20 local time but no sign of new moon from all neighbouring villages and towns around Garu and on live radio programme. I also called friends from Kumasi and Accra but no moon can be seen in Ghana today. The Chief Imam of Ghana announced earlier that Ramadan will begin Tomorrow 16th May 2018 but others wait to sight the moon or complete shaban 30 tommorrow and fast on Thursday the 17th of May 2018.

  • Guyana:


    1. Not Seen: MCW member Dr Muhammad Hafiz from Rose Hall Town, Berbice reported: The members of Rose Hall Town Masjid tried to observe the Hilaal today May 15, 2018 after sunset. No Hilaal was observed, hence the 1st day of fasting for Ramadan in Guyana will be on Thursday 17, 2018. I tried to observe the Hilaal in Queens, New York today May 15, 2018 after sunset. Due to clouds on the horizon and a rainstorm observation was made impossible.

  • India:


    1. Declared: Mr Rasheed Usman from Kerala, India reported: Ramadan 1 is declared as on Thursday by completing Sha'aban 30 as no sighting took place anywhere in the State.

  • Indonesia:


    1. Not Seen: MCW member Mr AR Sugeng Riyadi from Assalaam Observatory (The Modern Boarding School of Islam ASSALAAM, Pabelan Kartasura Sukoharjo, Central Java Indonesia) reported: The New (Waxing) Crescent of Ramadhan 1439 A.H was NOT SEEN on Tuesday, 15 May 2018. This event was attend by CASA members, Students of HMJ Ilmu Falak Walisongo Islamic State University Semarang, Students of Isy Karima, Head of HAAS, Team of Gara Syariah Sukoharjo, Surakarta, Boyolali, and Moslems from over Solo Raya.
      The Ministry of Religious Affairs of the Republic of Indonesia in the Sidang Isbath decided that Ramadhan 1st, 1439 A.H starts on Thursday, May 17th, 2018.

  • Ireland:


    1. Not Seen: Dr. Raied Al-Wazzan, Executive secretary Belfast Islamic centre reported: The executive committee of Belfast Islamic centre announced 1st Ramadan 1439 will be on Thursday 17th May 2018.

  • Italy:


    1. Not Seen: MCW member Ing. Nader AKKAD from Trieste reported: On May 15, the moon was not sighted in my area.

  • Lebanon:


    1. Announced: Mr Salam El-Mousawi from Lebanon reported: According to the jurisprudential opinion of His Eminence,SayyedFadlullah (ra) : Wednesday , May 16, 2018 is the first day of the month of Ramadan in the regions that share a part of the night with the regions where the crescent can be sighted (most of the regions of the world except the far). http://english.bayynat.org/Communiques/Communiques_09052018.htm

  • Libya:


    1. Not Seen: MCW member Dr Nuri Alfasi reported: The Ifta authority of Libya in the capital Tripoli made an official announcement that the moon crescent was not seen in Libya today Tuesday 15th May 2018, therefore Thursday 17th May will be the first day of Ramadan 1439 H

  • Oman:


    1. Not Seen: Mr M. I. Muhammadhu Saabir reported: I saw a news article that OMAN has annonced officially that the Ramadan will start on 17th Thursday. Actually it is a news that they announce this on 6th may. http://timesofoman.com/article/133546/Oman/First-day-of-Ramadan-announced-in-Oman

  • Philippines:


    1. Not Seen: MCW member Mr Shaykh Amir from Quezon City reported: The Moon was not seen here even with clear sky, across the country and other neighboring Asian Countries. Therefore, we will complete the month of Sha’ban to the 30th Day. Ramadhan 1439 (2018) will commence on May 17, 2018, THURSDAY in shaa Allah..

    2. Not Seen: MCW member Mr Jalil Rayhan from Cotabato reported: Cotabato City had a cloudy sky, crescent moon not seen. Fasting in the Philippines starts tomorrow, May 17, 2018 as announced by the Regional Darul-Ifta and other Muslim Agency.

  • Russia:


    1. Not Seen: Ilham Mukharlyamov from Moscow reported: 1st day of Ramadan in Russia is on 16 May 2018, Wednesday (follow Turkey).

  • Saudi Arabia:


    1. Not Seen: MCW member Dr Ayyub Patel from Abha reported: On May 15, Sighting was attempted by binoculars and naked eye at 6.30 to 7pm local time Abha KS. We report no sighting for 15th May 2018.

  • Spain:


    1. Not Seen: MCW member Mr Gabriel Jairodín Riaza from Madrid reported: The Islamic Commission of Spain announces that Thursday, 17 May 2018, is the first day of the holy month Ramadan 1439. http://islamhispania.blogspot.com.es/2018/05/el-jueves-17-de-mayo-el-primer-dia-del.html

  • Turkey:


    1. Not Seen: MCW member Mr Muhammed Cevad Turan from Intanbul reported: The Office of the Presidency of Religious Affairs (Diyanet) officially announced that the first day of Ramadhan will be on 16th May, 2018 (Based on Calculations). But many independent communities [including Union of Shia Ulama in Turkey (CABIR)) declareted that they will wait for real sighting reports.

  • UK:


    1. Not Seen: Mr Danyal Shoaib from London reported: 1st Ramadan 1439 will be on Thursday 17th May 2018, as agreed by the Coordination Committee of Major Islamic Centres and Mosques in London.

  • USA:


    1. Seen: Dr. Ahmad Salamah (a retiree scientists of Jet Propulsion Lab. in California) from Fullerton CA reported: On May 15, 2018 (Tuesday), I and three other persons saw the Hilal using binocular/telescope. It was a difficult sighting.

    2. Not Seen: Mr Mohammed Shaikh from Garland TX reported: The moon for the month of Ramadhan was not sighted in Garland, TX on May 15, 2018. Sighting attempts were made between 20:15 and 20:25 CT. Majority of DFW Metroplex is awaiting sighting reports from the west. Ramadhan Kareem to all.

    3. Not Seen: MCW member Hamid Quraishi, Imam Islamic Center of Winona (ICW) MN reported: On May 15, 2018, in Winona, MN, USA, the crescent of Ramadan 1439, was not visible with naked eye due to scattered cloudy condition. Therefore ICW will complete the 30 days of Shaban and the first day of Ramadan will be on May 17, 2018. Ramadan Mubarak to everyone.

    4. Not Seen: MCW member Mr Mirza Shahid Basravi from Anaheim Hills CA reported: On Tuesday, May 15, 2018, I went to my favorite spot in Anaheim Hills, well before sunset, which was at 19:44.. I set up my tripod, camera, and chair. I was also armed with two binoculars. The sky conditions on the western horizon was perfect. I was at that spot till after moonset, 20:10. However, I could not see the new crescent.


Wednesday, 16 May 2018:

  • Australia:


    1. Seen: MCW member Mr Abbas Aly from Annangrove NSW reported: The moon for the Holy month of Ramadhan has been sighted in Bathurst NSW. Syed Abul Qasim resident Sheikh of ISCQ has advised moon has been sighted in Brisbane. Thursday 17th May will be 1st of Ramadhan.

    2. Seen: MCW member Mr Moussa Khalife from Sydney, NSW reported: Today is Wednesday 16th of may 2018 , we have sighted the moon in sydney Australia at 5:38 pm.

    3. Seen: MCW member Dr Shabbir Ahmed, President of Qubaa association of Western Sydney, NSW reported: Today, the 16th of May 2018, the Hilaal of RAMADAAN UL MUBAARAK – 1439 has been sighted in Brisbane. Therefore the Moonsighting Committee of Australia has declared that the month of RAMADAAN UL MUBAARAK will commence from Thursday, 17th of May 2018.

  • Bangladesh:


    1. Not Seen: MCW member Engr. Azizul Huq from Dhaka reported: I tried to see the Crescent moon personally after Magrib prayer from roof top but couldn’t reach home in time as was on traffic jam. Bangladesh Television announced that Ramadan moon was not visible anywhere in Bangladesh sky, and I thought the sky was clear. So Ramadan will be started from Friday, 18th May.

  • Barbados:


    1. Seen: MCW member Mr Mohammed Patel from Bridgetown reported: From Jama Masjid in Bridgetown, Barbados on Wednesday 16th May, 2018, the Crescent was SEEN at approximately 6:15 p.m. local time. Orientation 3 o'clock to 7 o'clock. Therefore we had 29 days of Sha'ban. Insha'Allah, the 1st of Ramadan will be on Thursday 17th May, 2018.

  • Canada:


    1. Seen: MCW member Mr HiMY SYeD from Vancouver, British Columbia reported: On Wednesday evening, May 16 2018, after praying Maghrib at Masjid Al Jamia Vancouver, I walked along the False Creek Seawall while searching for the new moon. The new crescent was easily sighted. The moon was quickly descending behind the city's skyline, but remained clearly viewable for many minutes.

    2. Seen: MCW member Mr Beg Tamachi from Peterborough, Ontario reported: After many years of unsuccessful Hilaal Sighting attempts in Peterborough, Ontario, Canada, Alhamdulillah, today Wednesday 16, 2018 by The Grace of The Almighty ALLAH my family and I were rewarded with the most beautiful sighting of the Hilaal of Ramadan 1439 (2018), right from the backyard of our humble home. The sighting was witnessed by my wife, my son and myself between 9 and 9:10 PM this evening!!

  • China:


    1. Seen: MCW member Dr Musa·Minhai from Linxia Gansu Province reported: On 16 May, we went to sight crecent at Linxia (35°36',103°13'),The moom set time is 19:47,the sun set time is 20:05(Beijing time),the altitude of crecent is -2°,so we did not see it by telescope. On 17 May, we have seen in by naked eye. altitude of crecent is 8.5°. the more muslim start to first day of Ramadam. (Moonsighting.com comment: This is exactly as visibility curve shows)

  • Egypt:


    1. Seen: MCW member Dr Hisham M. Hamed from Cairo reported: Yesterday, Wed 16th May, I couldn't make it to any of my usual observation points. I didn't manage to see the Hilal. It was probably obscured by surrounding buildings. Venus was very bright. However, my friend Mr. Mahmoud AbdelWahhab, observed the hilal and photographed it from Sheikh Zayed city (30.04°N, 30.97°E), west of the great Pyramid.
      Click on the photo on right to see full size.

  • Ghana:


    1. Seen: MCW member Mr Malik Salifu Shaban from Garu Bawku reported: The crescent for Ramadan 1439/2018 has been sighted in Garu in the Upper East Region of Ghana today Wednesday 16th May 2018 at 18:40 local time. I saw the moon alongside my friends at the ASWAJ mosque here in Garu. Ramadan starts tomorrow 17th May 2018 Inshaa Allah.

    2. Seen: MCW member Mr Baba Abdulai from Tamale reported: Date of sighting effort; Wednesday May 16, 2018. Sighting location, Gambaga. I sighted the crescent by myself in this location while standing behind the Municipal Agric. Office. It was around 18:45 soon after Magrib Prayers. Clouds kept shielding the crescent intermittently but I was lucky to get two witnesses (Mahamadu Saiid from Nabaandaan-yiri Telephone: 0551945296, and Issifu Ibrahim of Mooga-yiri). I also confirmed from my friend Inusah Musah and his sister Hibatu in Bawku who also saw the crescent over there. Other towns like Kumasi and Accra have also been confirmed to have seen the crescent. Ramadan Mubaarak.

  • India:


    1. Not Seen: MCW member Mr Yusuf Idara from New Delhi reported: Today Friday 16-05-2018 = 29-Sha‘ban-1439 Hijri. i tried to see the moon at my home from 07:10 pm to 07:40 pm the moon was not sighted because the horizon was too cloudy In Sha Allah 1st Ramadan wil be 18th of May 2018

    2. Not Seen: Mr Seyed Sajidh from Chenni reported: Please be informed that, the holy month of ramdhan started on May 17 2018 (Thursday). The crescent sighted in chennai (Capital of Tamil Nadu) southern city of India. Also Town Kaji of chennai city is announced in television news.

    3. Not Seen: MCW member Mr Mohammed Mohsin Khan from Mumbai reported: Today Wednesday 16 May 2018 / 29 Shabaan 1439 in India. Here in Mumbai Sunset was at 07:06 p.m LT and Moonset was at 08:06 pm LT but Crescent has not been sighted in Mumbai and in most parts of India , Moon-Sighting Committee have officially announced at 08:20 p.m L.T that in India, Thursday 17 May 2018 will be 30th Shabaan 1439 and 1st Ramadaan 1439 will fall on Friday 18th May 2018.

  • Indonesia:


    1. Not Seen but seen by others: MCW member Mr AR Sugeng Riyadi from Rowasiya Observatory in Bendo Ketitang Juwiring Klaten Central Java reported: The New (Waxing) Crescent of Ramadhan 1439 AH was NOT SEEN on Wednesday, 16 May 2018 from Rowasiya Observatory at Bendo Ketitang Juwiring Klaten and Assalaam Observatory, The Modern Boarding School of Islam ASSALAAM, Pabelan Kartasura Sukoharjo, Central Java Indonesia. The sky was totally cloudy.
      The new crescent was sighted by Mr. Rasywan from IAIN Bone, mr. Raja Muda from STIBA Makassar and mr. Hendro Setyanto from Pondok Bali Subang West Java.
      Click on the photo on right to see full size.

  • Iran:


    1. Seen: Mr Mohsen Nahvi from Iran reported: This is to inform you that Iran started this year’s Ramadan on Thursday May 17, 2018 based on local sighting.

  • Kenya:


    1. Seen: MCW member Mr Ali Mohamed from Mombasa reported: Today Wednesday 16th May 2018 after Maghrib Prayer, Mombasa Kenya. I myself and many others have seen the new moon of Ramadhan 1439. Tomorrow Thursday will be the first day of Ramadhan.

  • Mauritius:


    1. Seen: MCW member Mr Nissar Ahmad Ramtoola from Port Louis reported: Alhamdulillah New Moon of Ramadan has been sighted tonight Wednesday 16 May 2018 in different localities in Mauritius, hence Thursday 17 May will be the 1st day of Ramadan .

  • Morocco:


    1. Seen: MCW member Mr Khalid Chraibi from Casablanca reported: I am pleased to inform you that the Moroccan authorities have just announced that the new moon was observed this wednesday evening. Therefore, Ramadan is to begin in Morocco tomorrow Thursday, May 17.

  • New Zealand:


    1. Seen: MCW member Dr Wajid Hussain from Palmerston North reported: On May 16, Wednesday, the moon has been sighted in New Zealand. Federation of Islamic Associations of New Zealand has announced that Thursday 17 May 2018 will be the first day of Ramadan.

    2. Not Seen: MCW member Mr Abid Jafery from Auckland reported: The new crescent of Ramadhan 1439 Hijri was not sighted today on Wednesday 17th May 2018 from any regions of New Zealand, it has been cloudy weather with no clear sky at Sunset and no sighting reported from our sources of NZ and Fiji, JazakAllah.

  • Nigeria:


    1. Not Seen: MCW member Dr Ismaila I. Ahmed from Osi, Kwara State reported: The Hilal of Ramandhan was though not sighted tonight, 16/05/2018 at Ilorin, Kwara state, Nigeria probably due to cloudy weather condition in the locality. However, announcement was broacasted, by His Eminence, the Sultan of Sokoto and the Head of Supreme Council for Islamic Affairs, on the sighting of the month of Ramadhan in many states of Nigeria. Thursday has therefore been declared the 1st of Ramadhan 1439AH in Sha Allah.

  • South Africa:


    1. Seen: MCW member Mr Rashid Motala from Durban reported: On the evening of Wednesday 16th May 2018, the Hilaal WAS sighted in South Africa (in many locations). Therefore Ramadaan 1439 will commence on Thursday 17th May 2018 in South Africa.

  • Sri Lanka:


    1. Not Seen: MCW member Mr Suhail Patel from Colombo reported: Crescent for the month of Ramazan was not sighted anywhere in Sri Lanka due to bad weather. Therefore, Sha'ban will complete 30 days and Ramadan stars on Friday, May 18, 2018.

    2. Not Seen: MCW member Mr Nular Bary from Colombo reported: Today 29th. Sha'ban 1439 H (16/05/2018) raining evening the Colombo western sky was cloudy, the new Moon of Ramadan was not sighted anywhere in country as it was raining evening in entire country, no positive sighting was reported to The Colombo Grand Mosque Hillal Committee, till 8 pm. (as our sunset was at 6;20pm and Moonset was 7;19pm. today) Hence the Committee decided to complete the month of Sha'ban1439H with 30days and the 1st.of Ramadan will Start on 18th. May, Friday 2018" In Sha Alah" in Sri Lanka

  • Tanzania:


    1. Seen: MCW member Mr Zaffar heriff from Daressalaam reported: In Daressalaam, Tanzania, on 17th May 2018, Sunset 6.13 pm; Moon set 7.20 pm; Altitude 14.3; Elongation 15.1; Age 27h 25m; The crescent was easily seen 15 miutes after sunset.

  • Trinidad and Tobago:


    1. Seen: MCW member Mr Umar Abdullah from Bon Accord, Tobago reported: The crescent moon to commence the month of Ramadhan 1439 AH was looked for after the sunset of Wednesday 16th May 2018. Reports from all committees locally and regional confirm that the moon was SIGHTED. We have accepted these reports and has declared that the month of Sha'Baan 1439 AH will complete 29 days and the 1st night of Ramadhan 1439 AH is the night of Wednesday 16th May 2018, and the first day of Ramadhan 1439 AH is the day of Thursday 17th May 2018.

  • UK:


    1. Seen: Wifaqul Ulama Administrator of Britain reported: Alhumdolillah, Moon was sighted at multiple locations in Britain. Wifaqul Ulama have therefore decided that Ramadhan1439 will begin from Thursday, the 17th of May 2018.

  • USA:


    1. Seen: MCW member Mr Mirza Shahid Basravi from Anaheim CA reported: The New Crescent for Ramadan was was easily visible, with bare eyes, from the ground, in Irvine California on May 16th 2018, at 20:16 pm local time.

1st Day of Ramadan in Different Countries to be added here when info is available
May 17, 2018 (Thursday) Afghanistan (Follow Saudi)
May 17, 2018 (Thursday) Albania (Follow Saudi)
????Algeria (Follow
May 16, 2018 (Wednesday)Angola (follow Turkey)
May 17, 2018 (Thursday) Armenia (Follow Saudi)
May 17, 2018 (Thursday) Australia (Lebanese & Turkish communities follow Saudi)
May 17, 2018 (Thursday) Australia (Indian and Pakistani community follow Local Sighting)
May 17, 2018 (Thursday) Australia (Local Sighting)
May 17, 2018 (Thursday) Austria (Follow Saudi)
May 17, 2018 (Thursday) Azerbaijan (Follow Saudi)
May 17, 2018 (Thursday) Bahrian (Follow Saudi)
May 17, 2018 (Thursday) Bangladesh (Some areas follow Saudi)
May 18, 2018 (Friday) Bangladesh (One group - Local Sighting)
May 17, 2018 (Thursday) Barbados (Local Sighting)
May 17, 2018 (Thursday) Belgium (Follow Saudi)
May 17, 2018 (Thursday) Bolivia (Follow Saudi)
May 16, 2018 (Wednesday)Bosnia and Hercegovina (Follow Turkey)
May 17, 2018 (Thursday) Brunei (Local Sighting)
May 17, 2018 (Thursday) Bulgaria (Follow Saudi)
May 17, 2018 (Thursday) Burkina Faso (Follow Saudi)
May 17, 2018 (Thursday) Canada (Toronto Hilal Committee)
May 16, 2018 (Wednesday)Canada (FCNA/ISNA - Fiqh Council of North America/Islamic Society of North America)
May 17, 2018 (Thursday) Chechnia (Follow Saudi)
May 17, 2018 (Thursday) Chile (Local Sighting)
May 18, 2018 (Friday) China (Following sighting)
May 17, 2018 (Thursday) Colombia (Follow Chile sighting)
May 16, 2018 (Wednesday)Croatia (Follow Turkey)
???? Dagestan (Local Sighting)
May 17, 2018 (Thursday) Denmark (Follow Saudi)
May 17, 2018 (Thursday) Egypt - Moon Born before sunset & moon sets at least 5 minutes after sunset
???? Fiji Islands (Local Sighting)
May 17, 2018 (Thursday) Finland (Follow Saudi)
???? France (UOIF - Union of the Islamic Organizations of France)
???? France (CFCM - French Council of Muslims) Altitude > 5°, elongation > 8°
May 17, 2018 (Thursday) Georgia (Follow Saudi)
May 16, 2018 (Wednesday)Germany (European Council for Fatwa and Research) Altitude > 5°, elongation > 8° anywhere
May 17, 2018 (Thursday) Ghana (30 days complete)
May 17, 2018 (Thursday) Guyana (Local Sighting)
May 17, 2018 (Thursday) Hungary (Follow Saudi)
May 17, 2018 (Thursday) Iceland (Follow Saudi)
May 16, 2018 (Wednesday)India - Hijri Committee of India
May 17, 2018 (Thursday) India (Parts of India)
May 18, 2018 (Friday) India (Parts of India)
May 17, 2018 (Thursday) Indonesia (Official Announcement)
May 17, 2018 (Thursday) Iran (Local Sighting)
May 17, 2018 (Thursday) Iraq (Sunnis Follow Saudi)
May 16, 2018 (Wednesday)Ireland (European Council for Fatwa and Research) Altitude > 5°, elongation > 8° anywhere
May 17, 2018 (Thursday) Italy (Follow Saudi)
May 17, 2018 (Thursday) Japan (Follow Saudi)
May 17, 2018 (Thursday) Jordan (Follow Saudi)
May 17, 2018 (Thursday) Kazakhstan (Follow Saudi)
May 17, 2018 (Thursday) Kenya (Local Sighting)
May 16, 2018 (Wednesday)Kosovo (Follow Turkey)
May 17, 2018 (Thursday) Kuwait (Follow Saudi)
May 17, 2018 (Thursday) Kyrgizstan (Follow Saudi)
May 17, 2018 (Thursday) Lebanon (Follow Saudi)
May 17, 2018 (Thursday) Libya (Official Announcement)
May 16, 2018 (Wednesday)Luxembourg (European Council for Fatwa and Research) Altitude > 5°, elongation > 8° anywhere
May 16, 2018 (Wednesday)Macedonia (Follow Turkey)
???? Madagascer (Local Sighting)
???? Malawi (Local Sighting)
???? Malaysia (Official Announcement)
May 17, 2018 (Thursday) Mauritania (Follow Saudi)
May 17, 2018 (Thursday) Mauritius (Local Sighting)
May 16, 2018 (Wednesday)Montenegro (Follow Turkey)
May 17, 2018 (Thursday) Morocco (Local Sighting)
???? Mozambique (Local Sighting)
???? Namibia (30 days completion)
May 17, 2018 (Thursday) Netherlands (Follow Saudi)
May 17, 2018 (Thursday) New Zealand (Local Sighting or follow Australia)
May 17, 2018 (Thursday) Nigeria (Local Sighting)
May 17, 2018 (Thursday) Norway (Islamic Council of Norway - follow annoncement from any Muslim country
May 17, 2018 (Thursday) Norway (Some follow Saudi)
May 17, 2018 (Thursday) Oman (Official Announcement)
May 17, 2018 (Thursday) Pakistan (Local Sighting)
May 17, 2018 (Thursday) Palestine (Follow Saudi)
May 17, 2018 (Thursday) Philippines (Follow Saudi)
???? Poland (Calculation)
May 17, 2018 (Thursday) Qatar (Follow Saudi)
May 17, 2018 (Thursday) Romania (Follow Saudi)
May 17, 2018 (Thursday) Russia (Follow Saudi)
May 17, 2018 (Thursday) Saudi Arabia (Local Sighting - Official Announcement)
May 16, 2018 (Wednesday)Serbia (Follow Turkey)
???? Senegal (Local Sighting)
May 17, 2018 (Thursday) Singapore (Follow Saudi)
May 17, 2018 (Thursday) Slovakia (Follow Saudi)
May 16, 2018 (Wednesday)Slovania (Follow Turkey)
May 17, 2018 (Thursday) South Africa (Local Sighting)
???? South Korea (Local Sighting)
May 17, 2018 (Thursday) Spain (Union of Islamic Communities of Spain (ucide.org), Islamic Commission of Spain)
May 18, 2018 (Friday) Sri Lanka (Local Sighting)
May 17, 2018 (Thursday) Sudan (Follow Saudi)
May 17, 2018 (Thursday) Suriname (News from Guyana if not seen in Suriname)
May 17, 2018 (Thursday) Sweden (Follow Saudi)
May 17, 2018 (Thursday) Switzerland (Follow Saudi)
May 17, 2018 (Thursday) Syria (Follow Saudi)
May 17, 2018 (Thursday) Taiwan (Follow Saudi)
May 17, 2018 (Thursday) Tajikistan (Follow Saudi)
May 17, 2018 (Thursday) Tanzania (Local Sighting)
May 17, 2018 (Thursday) Tatarstan (Follow Saudi)
???? Thailand (Announcement)
May 17, 2018 (Thursday) Togo (Follow Saudi)
May 17, 2018 (Thursday) Trinidad & Tobago (Local Sighting)
???? Tunisia (Criteria of age, or sunset-moonset lag)
May 16, 2018 (Wednesday)Turkey (Possibility of sighting by telescope anywhere OR elongation > 8° & Altitude > 5° anywhere)
May 17, 2018 (Thursday) Turkmenistan (Follow Saudi)
May 17, 2018 (Thursday) U.A.E. (Follow Saudi)
May 17, 2018 (Thursday) UK (Follow Saudi)
May 17, 2018 (Thursday) UK [Coordinated by Major Islamic Centres and Mosques of London]
May 17, 2018 (Thursday) UK [Wifaaqul ulama), (Ahle Sunnat Wal Jamaat], OR (Sighting from countries east of UK)
May 16, 2018 (Wednesday)USA (FCNA/ISNA - Fiqh Council of North America/Islamic Society of North America)
May 16, 2018 (Wednesday)USA (California Sighting)
May 17, 2018 (Thursday) USA [Shi'aas Houston Hilal Committee, Chicago Hilal Committee]
May 17, 2018 (Thursday) Uzbekistan (Follow Saudi)
May 17, 2018 (Thursday) Yemen (Follow Saudi)
???? Zambia (Local Sighting)
???? Zimbabwe (Local Sighting)

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