Moonsighting for Jumada-al-Oola 1442
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Al urjoonul qadeem of Rabi-at-Thani 1442: December 14 & December 13, 2020

MCW Member Muhammad Abubakar Said from Mombasa kenya. Sunday 13th of December 2020 / 27th Rabi-al Thani 1442. The wanning crecsent easily visible with Venus above it.
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MCW Member Irshad Sait sent this Photo of Urjoonal Qadeem like phase of waning moon taken today, Sunday 28th of Rabbiul Aakhir 1442 (13th December 2020) from Porur, Near Chennai ( India) by Br. Ahmed Kaheer.
Lat: 13.0435° N, & Long: 80.1495°E Time: 05:45 am IST. The illumination was around 4 % ; the Altitude was about 12° & horns were at 4 & 8 positions.
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New Crescent Moon of Jumada al-Oola 1442:
The Astronomical New Moon (conjunction) is on December 14, 2020 (Monday) at 16:17 UT. There is Solar Eclipse on that day visible in South America as shown below. On the universal day of conjunction the crescent moon will not be seen with Naked eyes from anywhere in the world. Solar Eclipse ts a sign of Almighty Allaah and should not be ignored. As per Shariah, a Solar Eclipse marks the end of a lunar month.


On December 14, the crescent moon can not be seen any where in the world, because of Solar Eclipse. So, it is the last day of the month. Therefore December 15 is the first day of Jumada al-Oola.

The earliest reported sighting of the new crescent was on December 15 from Perth Australia.

December 15, 2020 (Tuesday):

  • Australia:


    1. Seen: MCW member Dr Shabbir Ahmed, President of Qubaa association of Western Sydney, NSW reported: Today (Tuesday) 15th of December 2020, the Hilal of JAMADIYUL OULA 1442 has been sighted in Perth. Therefore, the month of JAMADIYUL OULA 1442 will begin from Wednesday, 16th December 2020.

    2. Not Seen: MCW member Abul Qasim Rizvi, Imam Juma Melbourne reported: Crescent of the month of Jamadi Ul Awwal 1442 AH has not been sighted anywhere in Australia on December 15. In’Sha’Allah Thursday 17th December will be first of Jamadi Ul Awwal 1442 AH.

  • Chile:


    1. Not Seen in Chile, But Seen in Panama: MCW member Muhammad Sohail from Iquique reported: Today, Dec 15, in Coquimbo the city of Chile new moon is not seen due to clouds but brothers of Panama have seen the new moon.

  • Ghana:


    1. Seen: MCW member Malik Salifu Shaban from Garu Bawku reported: The crescent for Jamadul uulaa 1442 has been sighted in Garu in the Upper East Region of Ghana today Tuesday 15th of December 2020. I started looking for the new moon before Magrib prayers but did not sight it. Immediately after Maghrib prayer at 6:08 local time, I saw the very faint crescent a little distance above the horizon. Jamadul uulaa has thus commenced here.

  • Guyana:


    1. Seen: MCW member Mansoor Baksh from Demerara, Essequibo reported: The moon was sighted by Al Hajj Boyee Mohamed, Al Hajj Bashir Khan and Al Hajj Abdul Jabar at Stanley Town Masjid in New Amsterdam, Berbice, Guyana this evening, Tuesday, December 15, 2020.

  • India:


    1. Not Seen: MCW member Zaid Duch from GUJARAT, INDIA reported: On Tuesday, 15th of December 2020 (29 Rabiul Aakhar, 1442) between 17:45 to 18:45 (Sunset 17:56 & Moonset 18:40) at Location: Navi Masjid, Nadiad, Gujarat, India; we 2 people attempted to sight the crescent moon (Hilal) of Jumada Al Awwal. We were not able to sight the Hilal, the western horizon was mostly covered with clouds.”

    2. Not Seen: MCW member Rasheed Usman, Kozhikode, Kerala reported: We tried to see the hilal of Rabiul Akhir on 15.11.2020 evening at Kozhikode main beach, and Kapad Beach Kerala. Enough time (46 minutes with 0.6% illumination) was available. But the sky was foggy with winter clouds throughout. Hilal Not sighted on Tuesday evening, 15.12.2020. No reports yet from any other part of the State.

  • Kenya:


    1. Seen: MCW member Muhammad A Said from Mombasa reported: Today Tuesday 15th December 2020 /29th Rabi-al Thani 1442. I was able to see the Crecent. First I saw it with a binocular and after a while I was abla to see it with the naked eye, and tomorrow Wednesday 16th of December is the 1st of jumadal al oola 1442..

  • Mauritius:


    1. Seen: MCW member Nissar Ahmad Ramtoola from Port Louis reported: The New Moon has BEEN SIGHTED at Bain Des Dames Mauritius on Tuesday night 15 December 2020. Hence Wednesday 16 December will be the 1st day of Jamadi Ul Ula 1442. Sky was partly cloudy. Sunset was at 6.46pm and Moonset was at 7.41pm. Moon was sighted at 7.02pm

  • Nigeria:


    1. Seen: MCW member HabibuRahman Yunus, Yola, Adamawa State reported: Alhamdulillah I've sighted the new crescent moon for the month of Jumada al-Awwal, 1442 today Tuesday 15th Dec. 2020 about 17 minutes after sunset here in my location Bako Yola Town, Yola South Local Government, Adamawa State, Nigeria.

  • Trinidad and Tobago:


    1. Seen: MCW member Umar Abdullah from Bon Accord, Tobago reported: Today, Tuesday, 15th December 2020, after sunset we looked for the new moon of Jumada al-?Awwal 1442 AH. The moon was SIGHTED. Therefore the month of Rabi'uth Thaanii, 1442 has completed 29 days. Hence the 1st night of Jumada al-?Awwal 1442 would be the night of Tuesday 15th December 2020 and the first day of Jumada al-?Awwal 1442 would be Wednesday 16th December 2020.
      Location: lat: 10 35 long: 61 21: Time of Sunset: 17:47: Time of the first appearance of the crescent: 18:04: Pressure: 1004 mb: Temperature: 27°C: Relative humidity: 75%

  • USA:


    1. 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 Wednesday, December 16th, 2020 will be the first day of the month of Jumada al-Ula, 1442 A.H. for the entire region of North America.
      This determination is based on the fact that there were verified sightings of the crescent moon by the naked eye at sunset on Tuesday, December 15th, 2020, in Orlando, Florida.

    2. Seen: MCW member Dr Javad Torabinejad from Blacksburg VA reported: Today (Tuesday, December 15, 2020), the crescent moon was sighted in Blacksburg, VA (Lat: 37° 15' 40" N, Lng: 80° 26' 56" W, and elevation: 646 meters). I arrived at my sighting location just before sunset (sunset: 5:06 pm EST). The western horizon was partly cloudy and hazy. Using a pair of binoculars (7X50), I started scanning the horizon. My first binocular sighting was at 5:07 pm. It took me another 12 minutes to sight the crescent by naked eye at 5:19 pm. The horns were approximately at 2:00 and 6:30 O'clock (2:00;4:30;6:30). At 6:22 pm, I left the area for another place to take pictures of the crescent. I left my last sighting location at 6:52 pm while the moon was about 1-1.5 degree above the horizon (moonset: 6:10 pm). At 5:15 pm, the temperature, dew point, relative humidity, and pressure were 35.0 F, 28.0 F, 76%, and 30.20 in, respectively.

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