Moonsighting for Dhul-Hijjah 1439
1439 AH
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Al urjoonul qadeem of Dhul-qi'dah 1439: August 11, 2018


There is a solar eclipse on August 11, 2018 during 8:00 UT to 11:00 UT.
An Eclipse Never Comes Alone!
A solar eclipse always occurs about two weeks before or after a lunar eclipse.

Usually, there are two eclipses in a row, but other times, there are three during the same eclipse season. This is the third eclipse this season.

First eclipse this season: July 13, 2018 Partial Solar Eclipse
Second eclipse this season: July 27, 2018 Total Lunar Eclipse
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New Crescent Moon of Dhul-Hijja 1439:

The Astronomical New Moon (conjunction) is on August 11, 2018 (Saturday) at 9:58 UT. This is when solar eclipse occurs. On August 11, the moon cannot be seen in most of the world, except possibly with difficulty in Polynasian Islands. On August 11, by telescope it may be seen in Americas but based on past experience it is unlikely. On August 12, 2018 (Sunday), this moon can be seen in almost the whole world (See visibility curves).


The earliest reported sighting of the new crescent was on ......... from ...................



August 11, 2018 (Saturday):



August 12, 2018 (Sunday):


Eid al-Adha in Different Countries will be added here when information is available Countries that follow Saudi Arabia
  1. Saudi Arabia
  2. Afghanistan
  3. Albania
  4. Algeria
  5. Armenia
  6. Austria
  7. Azerbaijan
  8. Bahrian
  9. Belgium
  10. Bolivia
  11. Bulgaria
  12. Burkina Faso
  13. Chechnia
  14. Denmark
  15. Finland
  16. Georgia
  17. Hungary
  18. Iceland
  19. Iraq (Sunnis Follow Saudi)
  20. Italy
  21. Japan
  22. Jordan
  23. Kazakhstan
  24. Kuwait
  25. Kyrgizstan
  26. Lebanon
  27. Mauritania
  28. Palestine
  29. Philippines
  30. Qatar
  31. Romania
  32. Russia
  33. Singapore
  34. Sudan
  35. Sweden
  36. Switzerland
  37. Syria
  38. Taiwan
  39. Tajikistan
  40. Tatarstan
  41. Togo
  42. Turkmenistan
  43. U.A.E.
  44. Uzbekistan
Countries that follow Turkey
  1. Turkey (European Council for Fatwa & Research) Altitude >5, elongation>8 anywhere
  2. Algeria
  3. Angola
  4. Bosnia and Hercegovina
  5. Croatia
  6. France (CFCM - French Council of Muslims)
  7. Germany
  8. Ireland
  9. Kosovo
  10. Luxembourg
  11. Macedonia
  12. Montenegro
  13. Serbia
  14. Slovania
  15. Tunisia
  16. USA & Canada - Fiqh Council of North America (FCNA) /Islamic Society of North America (ISNA).
Countries that have their own criteria
  1. Canada (Toronto Hilal Committee)
  2. China (Following MeccaCalendar.org)
  3. Egypt - Moon Born before sunset & moonset 5 minutes after sunset
  4. France (UOIF - Union of the Islamic Organizations of France)
  5. India - Hijri Committee of India
  6. Indonesia (Official Announcement)
  7. Libya (Official Announcement)
  8. Malaysia (Official Announcement)
  9. New Zealand (Local Sighting or follow Australia)
  10. Nigeria (Official Announcement)
  11. Norway (Islamic Council of Norway - follow annoncement from any Muslim country
  12. Oman (Official Announcement)
  13. Poland (Calculation) 2LI>Spain (Union of Islamic Communities of Spain (ucide.org), Islamic Commission of Spain)
  14. Thailand (Announcement)
  15. Tunisia (Criteria of age, or sunset-moonset lag)
  16. UK [Coordinated by Major Islamic Centres and Mosques of London]
  17. UK [Wifaaqul ulama), (Ahle Sunnat Wal Jamaat], OR (Sighting from countries east of UK)
  18. USA (Fiqh Council of North America/Islamic Society of North America)
  19. USA [Shi'aas Houston Hilal Committee, Chicago Hilal Committee]
Countries that follow Local Sighting
  1. Australia
  2. Bangladesh (One group)
  3. Barbados
  4. Bermuda
  5. Brunei
  6. Chile
  7. Colombia (Follow Chile sighting)
  8. Dagestan
  9. Fiji Islands
  10. Ghana
  11. Guyana
  12. India
  13. Iran
  14. Kenya
  15. Madagascer
  16. Malawi
  17. Mauritius
  18. Morocco
  19. Mozambique
  20. Namibia
  21. New Zealand
  22. Niger
  23. Nigeria
  24. Pakistan
  25. Panama
  26. Senegal
  27. South Africa
  28. Sri Lanka
  29. Suriname
  30. Tanzania
  31. Trinidad & Tobago
  32. UK
  33. Yemen
  34. Zambia
  35. Zimbabwe

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