Moonsighting for Jumada-at-Thania 1442
1442 AH
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Al urjoonul qadeem of Jumada al-Oola 1442: January 13, and January 12, 2021

MCW member Falcon Raja, from Sydney, NSW reported: On 12 Jan 21 from 4:45am-5:45am I was trying to see the waning moon in Auburn Sydney NSW Australia. Due to light clouds on eastern horizon I was Unable to see the Al urjoonul qadeem moon.

New Crescent Moon of Jumada at-Thania 1442:
The Astronomical New Moon (conjunction) is on January 13, 2021 (Wednesday) at 5:00 UT.
On January 13, the moon can be seen only from South America westward. On January 14, it can be seen in the whole world (See visibility curves).

The earliest reported sighting of the new crescent was on January 14, 2021 from Palmerton North, New Zealand.

January 13, 2021 (Wednesday):

  • Australia:


    1. Not Seen: MCW member Dr Shabbir Ahmed, President of Qubaa association of Western Sydney, NSW reported: Today (Wednesday) 13th of January 2021, the Hilal of JAMADIYUL UKHRA 1442 has not been sighted anywhere in Australia. Therefore, the month of JAMADIYUL UKHRA 1442 will begin from Friday, 15th January 2021.

    2. Not Seen: MCW member Falcon Raja, from Sydney, NSW reported: Today, 13 January 2021 from 8:15 PM - 8:45 PM horizon was cloudy. I could not see the moon due to cloudy patches on the western horizon in Auburn Sydney NSW Australia.

  • Chile:


    1. Not Seen: MCW member Muhammad Sohail from Iquique reported: In Coquimbo the city of Chile, the new moon is not sighted; sky was quite clear.

  • India:


    1. Not Seen: MCW member Rasheed Usman, Kozhikode, Kerala reported: There are no reports of sighting of hilal of Jamadul Akhir 1442 AH on Wednesday 13th January 2021 evening, anywhere in the State of Kerala, India.

  • Indonesia:


    1. Not Seen: MCW member AR Sugeng Riyadi from Rowasiya Observatory reported: The new crescent of Jumadal Tsaniyah 1442 AH was not seen on Wednesday, January 13, 2021 from Rowasiya Observatory at Bendo Ketitang Juwiring Klaten Central Java Indonesia. The sky was totally cloudy.

  • Kenya:


    1. Not Seen: MCW member Muhammad A Said from Mombasa reported: Today Wednesday 13th January 2021/29th Jamada al-awwal. The weather was clear, I tried to search for the crecsent with binoculars but I was not successful. 10 minutes after sunset I was able to see Jupiter and Mercury with the binoculars but couldn't see Saturn. Tomorrow Wednesday is 30th Jamada al-awwal.

  • South Africa:


    1. Not Seen: MCW member Rashid Motala from Durban reported: On the evening of Wednesday 13 January 2021, the Hilaal was NOT sighted in South Africa. Therefore Jumad-al-Aakhirah 1442 will commence on Friday, 15 January 2021 in South Africa.

  • Tanzania:


    1. Not Seen: MCW member Hamza Rijal from Tiny Island of Zanzibar reported: No sighting on Wednesday 13th, 2021. We will complete 30 days for Rabiu Awal in tiny island of Zanzibar, Insha-Allah Friday 15th January 2021 we expect to be the first day of Rabiul Thani 1442 AH.

  • 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 Thursday, January 14th, 2021, will be the last day of Jumada al-Ula, 1442, A.H., and that Friday, January 15th, 2021 will be the first day of the month of Jumada al-Akhira, 1442 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 Wednesday, January 13th, 2021, in any region of North America.

    2. Not Seen: M. Rehan Saifulla from Houston TX reported: I went out to see the moon just after Maghrib today (Jan. 13), which was at 5:44 pm CST. The sky was completely clear. We looked for the crescent moon at a direction of about 240° WSW from about 5:55 pm to 6:16 pm. We used a Nikon P900 with zoom capability but didn’t see the crescent with the naked eye or otherwise. Jupiter and Mercury were clearly visible and looked beautiful, subhanAllah.

    3. Not Seen: MCW member Dr Javad Torabinejad from Blacksburg VA reported: This evening (Wednesday, Jan 13, 2021), the crescent moon was not seen in Blacksburg, VA (Lat: 37° 15' 40" N, Lng: 80° 26' 56" W, and elevation: 646 meters). I arrived at my sighting location at 5:36 pm EST (sunset 5:26 pm). Using two pairs of binoculars (7X50 and 10X50), I started scanning a mostly clear western horizon with no success. Both Jupiter and Mercury were first sighted with binoculars and then by naked eye. I did not see Saturn, even with the binoculars. I continued the effort till moonset (moonset: 5:59 pm). At 5:35 pm, the temperature, dew point, relative humidity, and pressure were 40 F, 21 F, 45%, and 29.95 in, respectively.

    4. Not Seen: Husaini Islamic Center from Orlando, FL reported: The Moon-sighting Sub-committee wishes to inform the community that there were no reports of sighting the new crescent for the month of Jamadi-ul-Aakher on Wednesday, January 13, 2021. Therefore, upon completion of 30 days, FRIDAY, JANUARY 15, 2021 is established as the 1st Day of Mahe Jamadi-ul-Aakher, 1442 AH.

    5. Not Seen: MCW member Norm Vargas from Mount Wilson, CA reported: Clouds on the western horizon prevented us from seeing the new moon tonight, Wednesday, January 13, 2021.

January 14, 2021 (Thursday):

  • Australia:


    1. Seen: MCW member Abul Qasim Rizvi, Imam Juma Melbourne reported: Crescent of the month of Jamadi Ul Thani 1442 AH hasbeen sighted in sydney and Brisbane Australia In’Sha’Allah Friday 15th January will be first of Jamadi Ul Thani 1442 AH.

    2. Seen: MCW member Moussa Khalife from Sydney, NSW reported: Today is Thursday 14th of January 2021 we have sighted the moon in Sydney Australia, the weather was clear and the crescent was quite high so tomorrow Friday is the first of jamada al thani 1442H. Click on the photo on the right to see full size.







  • Egypt:


    1. Seen: MCW member Dr Hisham M. Hamed from Ma'adi, South Cairo reported: This afternoon, Thursday, Jan. 14th, 2021, there was a nice breeze all afternoon. Visibility was generally very good. Apparent sunset was at 17:16. I started my attempt three minutes later, i.e. at 17:19. I thought that I saw an extremely faint Hilal, but I couldn't really verify that, because I was in a hurry to attend Maghrib prayers. After my return, 27 minutes after apparent sunset, the Hilal was in nearly the same place and clearly visible. It remained visible until at least 18:14.

  • India:


    1. Seen: MCW member Zaid Duch from Nadiad, Gujrat reported: I sighted the crescent moon (Hilal) of 1st day of Jumada Al Aakhar 1442; today on Thursday, 14th of January 2021 (29 Jumada Al Awwal 1442); at location Navi Masjid, Nadiad, Gujarat. The Crescent moon was sighted with a naked eye at 18:22.

    2. Seen: MCW member Sameer Hasan, from Raipur, Chhattisgarh reported: Moon of Jumada Al Akhir was seen today 14 January, at Raipur (Chhattisgarh India) Crescent horns were at 2 to 8 o 'clock.

    3. Seen: MCW member Shahid Ali Farooqui from Amravati, Maharashtra reported:Today 14th Jan. 2021 1st Rabi-ul-Akhir 1442 moon was sighted at 18-12 hrs. IST at Amravati (maharashtra) India.... Therefore 1st Rabi-ul-Akhir 1442 will be on 15th Jan. 2021.. FRIDAY...

  • New Zealand:


    1. Seen: MCW member Abid Jafery from Auckland reported: Friday 15 Jan 2021, will be the 1st of Jamdi Al-Thani, 1442 Hijri InshaAllah based on verified reported sightings from Palmerton North, New Zealand on Thu 14 Jan 2021 (29 Jamadiul Awal)

  • Trinidad and Tobago:


    1. Seen: MCW member Ishmael Khan from Princes Town, Trinidad reported: Today, 14 January 2021, after Maghrib the crescent was sighted from 4 O’clock to 8 O’ clock. Tonight is there the first night and tomorrow Friday 15th January will be the first day of Jamada at Thania 1442.

  • UK:


    1. Seen: MCW member Juned Patel from Bolton Lancshire reported: I testify to have seen the crescent moon (Hilal) of 1st day of Jamada-at-Thani 1442. I saw the crescent moon today on Thursday, 14th of January 2021 from location Bolton, UK at 17:02. It was seen by naked eyes on the left of sunset point. At the time of the observation, the moon orientation was 1 to 7 o'clock. The sky was completely covered with the very dense clouds accept the horizon . We were a total of 4 people from Bolton Moonsighting Group and everyone witnessed the crescent moon, Alhamdulillah”

  • USA:


    1. Seen: MCW member Dr Javad Torabinejad from Blacksburg VA reported: Today (Thursday, Jan 14, 2021), 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 at 5:21 pm EST (sunset: 5:27 pm). The western horizon was mostly clear. Using a pair of binoculars (7X50), I started scanning the horizon. My first binocular sighting was at 5:24 pm. Immediately after, I could see the crescent with naked eye. The horns were approximately at 2:00 and 7:00 O'clock (2:00;4:30;7:00). Around 5:30 pm, I left the area for another place to take pictures of the crescent. At 5:55 pm, both Mercury and Jupiter were visible by naked eye. Prior to moonset, I left my last sighting location at 6:21 pm (moonset: 7:06 pm). At 5:35 pm, the temperature, dew point, relative humidity, and pressure were 41.0 F, 26.0 F, 56%, and 29.78 in, respectively. Click on the photo on the right to see full size.

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