Moonsighting for Jumada-al-Oola 1441
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Al urjoonul qadeem of Rabi al-Thani 1441: December 26 & December 25, 2019

Al urjoonul qadeem of Rabi al-Thani 1441: December 25, 2019:

On right is the old Crescent Moon (End of Rabi al-Thani 1441 AH), (Photo on the right is provided by MCW member Mr Irshad Sait, President of Hijri Committee of India. This photo of waning moon taken today, 29th of Rabbiul Aakhir 1441.
Lat: 08°42'51"N :& Long: 77°44'26"E; Time: 05:53 am IST. The illumination was less than 1.5%; the Altitude was about 5° and horns were at 4 & 8 positions. Click on the photo on the right to see full size.


New Crescent Moon of Jumada al-Oola 1441:

The Astronomical New Moon (conjunction) is on December 26, 2019 (Thursday) at 5:13 UT. On that day, the moon may be seen by high powered telescopes in Americas. Polynesian Islands may see it with difficulty. On December 27, it will be visible in almost whole world (See visibility curves).

Jumada al-oola crescent moon was first reported to be seen on December 27 from Australia.

December 26, 2019 (Thursday):

  • South Africa:


    1. Not Seen: MCW member Mr Rashid Motala from Durban reported: On the evening of Thursday 26 December 2019, the Hilaal was NOT sighted in South Africa. Therefore Jumad-al-Ula 1441 will commence on Saturday, 28 December 2019 in South Africa.

  • Tanzania:


    1. Not Seen: MCW member Mr Hamza Rijal from Tiny Island of Zanzibar reported: On December 26, 2019 Hilal was not sighted in tiny island of Zanzibar, therefore we have completed 30 days for Rabi ul Thani 1441 AH and the first day of Jumada al-Oola begins on Saturday 28th December 2019.

  • UK:


    1. Not Seen: Wifaqul Ulama Administrator of Britain reported: The Hilaal for Jumadá al-Ulá 1441 was not sighted in the UK or anywhere else in the world including Morocco and South Africa. Wifaqul Ulama Shura have therefore decided that the month of Rabiut-Thani 1441 will complete 30 days. 1st day of Jumadá al-Ulá 1441 will be on Saturday, the 28th of December 2019.

  • USA:


    1. Not Seen: Council of Shia Muslim Scholars in North America announced: The Moon-Sighting Committee of the Council of Shia Muslim Scholars of North America announces that Friday, December 27th, 2019 will be the last day of the month of Rabi al-Thani and that Saturday, December 28th, 2019 will be the first day of the month of Jumada al-Ula, 1441 A.H. for the entire region of North America. This determination is based on the fact that there were no verified sightings of the crescent moon by the naked eye at sunset on Thursday, December 26th, 2019 in any region of North America.

December 27, 2019 (Friday):

  • Australia:


    1. Seen: MCW member Dr Shabbir Ahmed, President of Qubaa association of Western Sydney, NSW reported: Today (Friday) 27th of December 2019, the Hilal of Jamadiyul Oula 1441 has been sighted in Brisbane. Therefore, the month of Jamadiyul Oula 1441 will begin from Saturday, 28th of December 2019.

    2. Not Seen: MCW member Mr Moussa Khalife from Sydney, NSW reported: Today is Friday 27th of December 2019. The moon was not sighted in sydney Australia. The western horizon was very hazy so unfortunately we couldn’t see the moon.

    3. Not Seen: MCW member Mr Falcon Rajaj, from Sydney, NSW reported: In Sydney Auburn after sunset there is very thin layer of smoke/cloud on the horizon. I am unable to see the moon. There is possibility to observe it still.

  • Chile:


    1. Seen: MCW member Mr Muhammad Sohail from Iquique reported: On Dec 27, I just saw the new moon after magrib prayer in city of coquimbo chile. The sky was quite clear.

  • Egypt:


    1. Seen: MCW member Dr Hisham M. Hamed from Giza, Cairo reported: Tonight, Friday, Dec 27th, 22 minutes after apparent sunset (17:03), the Hilal of Jumada'l Oula appeared clearly here in Giza. I began my observation attempt from the end of Tahrir St. which is 3 km away from, and leads directly to, Tahrir square, Cairo's main square. At apparent sunset, there was no sign of the hilal. I could still not see it when the Adhan was concluded, three minutes later. I resumed my observation after Maghreb prayers @17:24. Within a minute it had appeared, with horns at 4 o'clock and 6:30 o'clock. Visibility was very good, with temperature, pressure and relative humidity of 16°C, 1017.3mb, and 39% respectively. Venus was very prominent as well.

  • India:


    1. Seen: MCW member Mr Shahid Ali Farooqui from Amravati, Maharashtra reported: Today, 27th December 2019 the moon of jamadeul ola 1441 was sighted. It was like 8-10 on watch dial, at Amravati, Maharashtra, IThis evening (Friday, December 27, 2019), the crescent moon was sighted in Christiansburg, VA (Lat: 37° 7' 48" N, Lng: 80° 24' 32" W, and elevation: 638 meters). I arrived at my sighting location a few minutes after sunset (sunset: 5:12 pm EST). The western horizon was mostly cloudy. At 5:35 pm, the crescent appeared in a small opening and very quickly it was covered by clouds. The horns were approximately at 2:00 and 7:00 O'clock (2:00;4:30;7:00). Soon, I left the area. Later, I resumed sighting in Blacksburg, hoping that the crescent would appear in another opening close to the horizon. I stayed in my new location till moonset unable seeing the crescent again (moonset: 6:41 pm). At 5:35 pm, the temperature, dew point, relative humidity, and pressure were 50.0 F, 45.0 F, 81%, and 30.28 in, respectively, at Virginia Tech airport a few miles away.ndia around 18.00 hrs.

    2. Seen: MCW member Mr Rasheed Usman, Kozhikode, Kerala reported: Pleased to inform that the Hilal of Jamadul Awwal was sighted at Kapad Beach, Kozhikode, Kerala today, Dec 27, evening. Sighted by Mr. AT Koya.

    3. Seen: MCW member Molvi Iqbalhusen Bokda from Godhra, Gujrat reported: Crescent for Jumadal Ula, 1441 has easily seen today on Friday 27th December,2019 here at Godhra. I got positive sighting reports from many cities of India like Surat, Ahmedabad, Mumbai, Delhi, Ilahabad, Patna etc.

  • Nigeria:


    1. Seen: MCW member Mr HabibuRahman Yunus from Ashaka, Gombe State reported: Alhamdulillah I sighted the new crescent moon for the month of Jumada al-Awwal 1441 today 27th Dec, 2019 shortly after sunset here in my location Ashaka, Gombe State, Nigeria.

  • Pakistan:


    1. Seen: MCW member Mr Shoaib Saleem from Tarbela Dam reported: New moon of Jamadi ul Awal 1441 seen today on 27-12-2019 by me at Tarbela Dam clearly just after sun set.

  • USA:


    1. Seen: MCW member Dr Javad Torabinejad from Christiansburg VA reported: This evening (Friday, December 27, 2019), the crescent moon was sighted in Christiansburg, VA (Lat: 37° 7' 48" N, Lng: 80° 24' 32" W, and elevation: 638 meters). I arrived at my sighting location a few minutes after sunset (sunset: 5:12 pm EST). The western horizon was mostly cloudy. At 5:35 pm, the crescent appeared in a small opening and very quickly it was covered by clouds. The horns were approximately at 2:00 and 7:00 O'clock (2:00;4:30;7:00). Soon, I left the area. Later, I resumed sighting in Blacksburg, hoping that the crescent would appear in another opening close to the horizon. I stayed in my new location till moonset unable seeing the crescent again (moonset: 6:41 pm). At 5:35 pm, the temperature, dew point, relative humidity, and pressure were 50.0 F, 45.0 F, 81%, and 30.28 in, respectively, at Virginia Tech airport a few miles away.

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