Moonsighting for Ramadan 1442
1442 AH
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Saudi Arabia Supreme Court announced that on Sunday, April 11,2021, the Ramadan moon was not sighted. Therefore, 1st day of Ramadan will be on April 13, Tuesday.


Tuesday, April 13 is the first day of Ramadan, as announced by the Juristic Office of the Institution of His Eminence, the late Religious Authority, Sayyed Muhammad Hussein Fadlallah (ra), that issued a statement concerning the beginning of the month of Ramadan, 1442H.
http://english.bayynat.org.lb/News/News_06042021.htm


Al urjoonul qadeem of Sha'ban 1442: April 11 & April 10, 2021

On right is the old Crescent Moon of Sha'ban 1442 seen on Saturday, 10th April 2021 as seen by Muhammad Abubakar Said from Mombasa kenya.

















New Crescent Moon of Ramadan 1442:
The Astronomical New Moon (conjunction) is on April 12, 2021 (Monday) at 2:31 UT.
On April 12, the moon may be seen in North and South America with difficulty, and with better visibilty in Hawaii and Polynesian Islands.

The earliest reported sighting of the new crescent was on Monday April 12, 2021 from San Diego, CA.

April 12, 2021 (Monday):

  • Afghanistan:


    1. Not Seen: MCW member Engr M Ibrahim Mayar from Kabul reported: Today, Monday, April 12, 2021; upon the sunset, I attempt from my resident in Kabul City to see the Ramadan new moon. As Kabul western horizon was heavily cloudy to see the new moon, the Ramadan new moon could not been seen.

  • Australia:


    1. Not Seen: MCW member Dr Shabbir Ahmed, President of Qubaa association of Western Sydney, NSW reported: Today (Monday) 12th of April 2021, the Hilaal of RAMADAAN 1442 has NOT been sighted anywhere in Australia. Therefore, the National Hilaal Committee members of Australia have declared that the month of RAMADAAN 1442 will begin from Wednesday, 14th of April 2021. RAMADAAN MUBAARAK TO ALL

    2. Not Seen: MCW member Falcon Raja, from Sydney, NSW reported: In Auburn Sydney NSW Australia tried to observe the moon from Sunset to 5:55PM Mon 12 Apr 2021 AET. It was clear weather. Horizon was red with the hue. I was unable to see the moon.

  • Bangladesh:


    1. Not Seen: MCW member MD Ohidullah, from Birbhum West Bengal reported: There are no reports of sighting of hilal of Ramadan 1442 AH on Monday 12th April 2021 evening, anywhere in the Birbhum of West Bengal, India.

  • Barbados:


    1. Not Seen: MCW member Mohammed Patel from Bridgetown reported: On Monday 12th April 2021, Crescent was NOT SEEN. Therefore we will have 30 days of Sha'ban. Insha'Allah, The first day of Ramadan will be on Wednesday, 14th of April, 2021.

  • Cameroon:


    1. Not Seen: Mr A. B. Fatihi from Cameroon reported: On April 12th the moon was not seen anywhere in Cameroon. But the official announcement declares the beginning of Ramadan this Tuesday, April 13th.

  • Canada:


    1. Not Seen: MCW member HiMY SYeD from Toronto reported: On Monday 12th April 2021, after praying Maghrib at home, I briefly went out to look for the new moon. Due to completely overcast sky above the entire Toronto Metropolitan Area, No moonsighting was possible.

    2. Not Seen: MCW member Muneeb Siddiqui from Milton, Ontario reported: On Monday 12th April 2021, I looked for the new moon shortly after sunset in Milton, Ontario, Canada. There was a heavy cloud cover present and I was not able to see anything in the sky. Therefore, the moon could not be spotted.

    3. Not Seen: MCW member Shahid Rashid from Mississauga Ontaio reported: In Mississauga, Ontario, Canada we have complete overcast , Monday, April 12, 2021. As per the age of moon and visibility curve, the sighting is not possible for our region today.

  • Chile:


    1. Not Seen: MCW member Muhammad Sohail from Iquique reported: In Coquimbo city of Chile, on Monday, April 12 the new moon of ramadan is not sighted allthoguh the sky was quite clear and in other parts of Chile moon was also not seen. 14th of April will be the first of ramadan insahAllah.

  • China:


    1. Not Seen: MCW member Dr Musa·Minhai from Linxia Gansu Province reported: Today, Monday, April 12, 2021, I and ten Imams tried to see the cresent with astronomical telescope at linxia city in Gansu province(north latitude 35°36'east longitude 103°13'). We did not see it. So, in China, most Muslims followed the Thailand where 1st Day of Ramadan started on April 13.

  • Colombia:


    1. Not Seen: MCW member Ibrahim Herrera from La Calera Cundinamarca reported: On Monday, 12th of April 2021, Hilal not seen from La Calera Cundinamarca. I had a cloudy sky at the time of the observation on monday 12th April. Members of Hilal Sighting Colombia in other locations (Bogotá, Sopó, soacha and Boyacá) could not see it either. They also reported cloudy sky.

  • Egypt:


    1. Not Seen: MCW member Dr Hisham M. Hamed from Cairo reported: Tonight, at apparent sunset, 18:21, on Mon. 12th April, from Ma'adi, (29.97N, 30.25E) South Cairo, Egypt, there was no sign of the Moon. It was at 4.2° above the horizon. The crescent width was less than 6 arc seconds. I went off to Maghreb prayers, and returned half an hour later. (18:51) The Moon had already set. Moonset was at 18:45. The Lunar altitude at best time was only 1.72°.

  • Guyana:


    1. Not Seen: MCW member Mansoor Baksh from Demerara, Essequibo reported: This is just to report that the sky was overcast and there were no local sightings of the moon in Guyana on Monday, April 12, 2021 up to 8 pm.

  • Grenada:


    1. Not Seen: MCW member Farid Patel, St George's Carribeans reported: Sunset time 6.18pm; Moonset time 6.40pm; Current time 6.15pm.
      Weather & Visibility: horizon completely overcast, slight rain. Chances of sighting crescent almost impossible.

  • India:


    1. Declared: MCW member Rasheed Usman, from Kozhikode, Kerala reported: Ramadan Mubarak: The Qazis of the State of Kerala declared Ramadan 1 of 1442 AH will be on Tuesday April 13, 2021

    2. Not Seen: MCW member Zaid Duch from GUJARAT, INDIA reported: On Monday, 12th of April 2021 (29 Shaban, 1442) between 18:30 to 19:30 (Sunset 18:57 & Moonset 19:15) at Location: Navi Masjid, Nadiad, Gujarat, India; we group of 10 people attempted to sight the crescent moon (Hilal) of Ramzan. We were not able to sight the Hilal.”

  • Indonesia:


    1. Not Seen: MCW member AR Sugeng Riyadi from Rowasiya Observatory reported: The new crescent of Ramadhan 1442 AH was NOT SIGHTED on Monday, April 12, 2021 from Assalaam Observatory, Pabelan Kartasura Sukoharjo Central Java Indonesia, the west sky was cloudy. The observation was closed for public amid to COVID-19 pandemic.
      The internal team member of Assalaam observatory started the observation at 17.00 Western Indonesian Time (UTC+7). All of the optical equipment were connected to the streaming device, for broadcasting via Youtube channel of Assalaam Observatory. (https://www.youtube.com/c/CASAAssalaam)
      The observation was led by the chair of the astronomy center at Assalaam, Mr. AR Sugeng Riyadi. A number of team member including Mr. Purnomo, Mr. Taufiq, Mrs. Tri Ratna were helping the chair to handle the observation equipment.
      The summary of the observation results is presented in the following notes: Assalaam Observatory, Sukoharjo, Jawa Tengah, Indonesia. (AR Sugeng Riyadi, Purnomo, Taufiq Hidayat, Nanang Zaenuddin, Sirikit EU, Tri Ratna, Mila Rosyta, and Team). The crescent was not seen due to the cloudy sky and low altitude of hilal.

      The crescent was sighted as reported from LFNU of East Java. And... according to this report, on ithbat council by the Ministry of Religious Affairs of the Republic of Indonesia declare that 1 Ramadhan 1442 AH will start on Tuesday, April 13, 2021.

      Moonsighting.com Remark: This is erroneous sighting. They saw something else. The moon was not on their horizon.

  • Kenya:


    1. Not Seen: MCW member Ali Mohamed from Mombasa reported: The Chief Kadhi of Kenya has Announced "the Moon has not been Sighted anywhere in Kenya and East Africa. Therefore Tomorrow, Tuesday 13 April 2021, we will finish 30days of Shaban InshaAllah. AND WEDNESDAY 14th April 2021 will be the 1st of Ramadhan 1442 InshaAllah.

    2. Not Seen: MCW member Shoayb Unia from Majunga reported: On Monday, April 12, 2021, I tried to look for Ramadan crescent of 1442 here in Majunga, Kenya, but it was quite cloudy and I could not see it .

    3. Not Seen: MCW member Mahmood Essa from Mombasa reported: On Monday, April 12, 2021, I tried to look for the new crescent here in Mombasa, Kenya, but it was quite cloudy and I could not see it .

  • Libya:


    1. Not Seen: Mr. Khaled Shehab From Tripoli / Libya reported: On Monday, April 12, 2021, I tried to look for the new crescent here in Tripoli. Today, I have 29 Shaban. Our local sunset time was 19:37. Due to bad whether condition of sky dust and cloudy skies the sight of Hilal was not possible.

    2. 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 on 12 April 2021. It declares the first day of Ramadan 1442 H is Tuesday 13 April based on the principle, that if the moon sighting confirmed in any country which Libya shares the nights with,, it will be the sighting of Libya.

  • Madagascar:


    1. Not Seen: MCW member Shoayb Unia from Majunga reported: On Monday, April 12, 2021, the Moon was not sighted anywhere in Madagascar. 1st Ramadhan will be on Wednesday InShaAllah as announced by the Counsel of Ulamas and the Wise Elders Hanafites of Madagascar.

  • Maldives:


    1. Declared: Mr. Asif Moosa Ibrahim from Hulhumale, Maldives reported: On Monday, April 12, 2021 Moon was not Sighted in Hulhumale, Maldives, the sky was cloudy. But Tomorrow (13th April) is 1st of Ramadan In Maldives officially, based on astronomical calculations.

  • Moldova:


    1. Not Seen: MCW member Hasan Basri from Chisinau reported: Date : April 12, : Time : between 20:00 to 20:40: With my family we tried to sight the moon in Durlesti town in Chisinau, Moldova. The sky was partly cloudy but the field of view was good and we could not succeed to see the moon.

  • Mauritius:


    1. Not Seen: MCW member Nissar Ahmad Ramtoola from Port Louis reported: The New Moon has NOT been sighted in Mauritius tonight Monday 12 April 2021, hence 1st day of Ramadan will be on Wednesday 14 April 2021. Weather was cloudy mostly all over the Island.

  • Morocco:


    1. Not Seen: MCW member Zakaria Guelzim from Rabat reported: Today Monday 12th of April 2021, I and many other observers in Morocco were not able to sight the hilal of Ramadan after sunset. Below Is the official statement of the ministry:

      "The Ministry of Endowments and Islamic Affairs informs the citizens that it monitored the crescent of the holy month of Ramadan for the year 1442 after Maghrib on Monday 29 Shaban 1442 AH corresponding to April 12, 2021 and contacted all representatives of Islamic affairs in the Kingdom, and the units of the Royal Armed Forces that contribute to monitoring the crescent They all assured that the vision of the hilal was not proven. Therefore, the holy month of Ramadan will start on Wednesday, April 14, 2021 AD

  • Nepal:


    1. Not Seen: MCW member Muhammad Aamir, Vice Secretary Nepali Jame Masjid Committee, Kathmandu reported: On Monday, April 12, the horizon was cloudy. Crescent was not sighted anywhere in Nepal. So, on this basis, Darul Ifta wal qazaa, Nepali Jame Masjid announced that the month of Ramadan 1442 AH will begin from Wednesday, 14th April 2021.

  • New Zealand:


    1. Not Seen: MCW member Dr Wajid Hussain from Palmerston North reported: Federation of Islamic Association of New Zealand has just announced that tomorrow Wednesday 14 April 2021 will be the first day of The month of Ramadan. May Allah bring peace and happiness to the whole world.

  • Nigeria:


    1. Not Seen: MCW member Tajudeen Oyewo, Offa, Kwara State reported: On Monday, April 12, 2021, I tried to observe new new crescent from 6:30 pm to 7:14 pm in Lagos Nigeria local time. I didn't see new Ramadan crescent.

    2. Not Seen: MCW member HabibuRahman Yunus, Yola, Adamawa State reported: We tried to observe the crescent moon for the month of Ramadan, 1442 today [Monday] 12th April, 2021 from sunset till 6:50 Pm [28 minutes after sunset] here in Savannah Sugar Company, Numan, Adamawa State, Nigeria. The crescent moon was not sighted.

  • Oman:


    1. Not Seen: MCW member Sulaiman Al Salmi from Muscat reported: Oman didn't sight the moon on Monday, April 12. The Main Committee of Moon Sighting said in a statement (1st day of Ramadan will be (Wednesday), 14 April 2021, for 1442 AH).

  • Philippines:


    1. Not Seen: MCW member Dr Ali B. Panda from Marawi City reported: First day of Ramadhan in the Bangsamoro Autonomous Region in Muslim Mindanao, Philippines was declared on April 13, 2021. The moon was not sighted in the region on April 11, 2021.

  • Saudi Arabia:


    1. Not Seen: MCW member Abdul Kadir Mulla from Jeddah reported: On April 12, 2021, the moon was not sighted in Jeddah KSA.

  • South Africa:


    1. Not Seen: MCW member Rashid Motala from Durban reported: On the evening of Monday 12 April 2021, the Hilaal was NOT sighted in South Africa. Therefore Ramadaan 1442 will commence on Wednesday, 14 April 2021 in South Africa.

  • Spain:


    1. Not Seen: MCW member Gabriel Jairodín Riaza from Madrid reported: The Islamic Commission of Spain announces that Tuesday, 13 April 2021, is the first day of the holy month Ramadan 1442.

  • Sri Lanka:


    1. Not Seen: MCW member Nular Bary from Colombo reported: Today 12/04/2021 rainy evening , 29th of shahban 1442H, Moon wasn't sighted in (all island) Sri Lanka , hence The Colombo Grand Mosque Hilal Committee declared to complete month of Shahban by 30 days and InshaAllah Holy month of Ramadan starts on 14th Wednesday, April 2021.

  • Tanzania:


    1. Not Seen: MCW member Hamza Rijal from Tiny Island of Zanzibar reported: Hilal was not sighted on the 12th of April 2021 in tiny island of Zanzibar, It is announced by Mufti Office that first of Ramadhan will start on Wednesday 14th April, 2021.

  • Trinidad and Tobago:


    1. Not Seen: MCW member Umar Abdullah from Bon Accord, Tobago reported: Today, Monday, 12th April 2021, after sunset we looked for the new moon of Ramadhan 1442 AH. The moon was NOT SIGHTED. Therefore the month of Sha'baan, 1442 would complete 30 days. Hence the 1st night of Ramadhan 1442 would be the night of Tuesday 13th April 2021 and the first day of Ramadhan 1442 would be Wednesday 14th April 2021.

  • Ukraine:


    1. Not Seen: MCW member Lenur Chaush from Kiev reported: On Monday, April 12, 2021, Myself and other members of our local moonsighting commitee went out to different regions of Ukraine for sighting the new moon of Ramadan 1442. We had only 20 minutes between sunset and moonset and the weather was cloudy so we couldn’t find the new Moon. Our colleagues from Odessa Observatory also couldn’t succeed it.

  • UK:


    1. Not Seen: MCW member Juned Patel from Bolton Lancshire reported: On Monday, 12th of April (29 Shaban) between 19:30 to 20:45 (Sunset 20:06 & Moonset 20:31) at Location: Rivington Rd, Bolton, UK; we group of around 25 people attempted to sight the crescent moon (Hilal) of Ramadan. We were not able to sight the Hilal. We knew the moonset was after 24 minutes of sunset and the western horizon was completely clear after the sunset, despite having the ideal conditions no one could see the crescent moon; although we could see the Sirius star.

    2. Not Seen: Wifaqul Ulama Administrator of Britain reported: Moon was NOT sighted anywhere in Britain or anywhere East of UK. 1st First Tarawih will be Tuesday night 13th of April 2021. First fast of Rama?an 1442 will be Wednesday 14th of April 2021

    3. Not Seen: Ex-MCW Member Mohammad Ali Javed from Luton, Bedfordshire reported: On Monday 12th April 2021, the new moon was not sighted in Luton and across the UK. Therefore, 1st Ramadan 1442 will commence on Wednesday 14th April 2021. 1st Taraweeh will be Tuesday 13th April. Ramadan Mubarak!

  • USA:


    1. Not Seen: MCW member Khalid Yaseen from Detroit, Michigan reported: On Monday 12th April 2021, I was not able to see the Hilal of Ramadhan in Detroit (Farmington Hills, MI). 8:10-8:47 PM

    2. Not Seen: Sayyed Rahman from Buffalo reported: The moon wasn’t sighted, for Ramadan 1442 Hijri on 12th April 2021. The sky was cloudy and Sunset was at 7:55pm. I tried to see the moon but horizon was cloudy.

    3. Not Seen: Lavon Brown from West Windsor, N.J. reported: On 12-Apr-2021, we began to look for the moon at approximately 7:50 pm in the parking lot of The Muslim Center of Greater Princeton in West Windsor, NJ. The western horizon was very cloudy with dark clouds. The hilal was not sighted.

    4. Not Seen: MCW member Dr Javad Torabinejad from Blacksburg VA reported: This evening (Monday, April 12, 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 7:50 pm EDT (apparent sunset; actual sunset: 7:54 pm). The sky was mostly clear with some haze. Using a pair of binoculars (10X50), I scanned the area where the moon supposed to be based on the Stellarium software. I could neither see the moon nor Venus. I stayed at the location till moonset (moonset: 8:34 pm).

    5. Seen: Council of Shia Muslim Scholars in North America announced: The Moon-Sighting Committee of the Council of Shia Muslim Scholars of North America made a change in its earlier announcement that Tuesday, April 13th, 2021, will be the first day of the holy month of Ramadan, 1442 A.H. for the entire region of North America, because the moon was sighted in California.

    6. Not Seen: MCW member Dr. Majid Nazim from Lake Charles, LA reported: This evening (Monday, April 12, 2021), moon not seen with Binoculars nor with Telescope. Horizon was partly cloudy. Sunset was 7:38 pm and Moon set was at 8:20 pm.

    7. Not Seen: MCW member Mohamedraza H.Janmohamed from Sanford FL reported: The Moon-sighting Sub-committee wishes to inform the community that the new crescent has NOT been sighted on Monday, April 12, 2021. Therefore, upon completion of 30 Days, WEDNESDAY, APRIL 14TH , 2021 is thus established as the 1ST Day of Mahe Ramadhan Mubarak, 1442 AH

    8. Not Seen: Imam Abdur’Rauf Campos-Marquetti from Albuquerque, New Mexico reported: A group of 6 Muslims from the Lighthouse Muslim Community Center went out to the foot hills of the Sandia Mountains in Albuquerque, New Mexico to sight the moon. The sky was partly cloudy and the Hilal-crescent moon was not sighted nor visible. We went out starting at 7:15pm local mountain standard time (MST) with sunset at 7:36pm MST and moonset was at 8:21pm MST.

    9. Seen: Chicago Hilal committee based in Chicago Illinois USA reported: The moon was sighted by a group of 15+ individuals in San Diego, CA. The Chicago Hilal committee directly spoke with a representative from among them and has accepted their sighting. Therefore, the 1st of Ramadan, 1442 will be Tuesday, April 13th inshaAllah. Ramadan Kareem!

    10. Seen: MCW member Norm Vargas from Mount Wilson Observatory, CA reported: The crescent moon was seen with binoculars from Mount Wilson Observatory, CA at 7:34 pm with 10x42 binoculars. The crescent had horns from the 3 o'clock position to the 6 o'clock position. It had two brighter areas at the southern horn. Local sunset was around 7:22 pm. Humidity was 50% with a slight haziness. Temp was about 12 C. The moon was followed with binoculars for 14 minutes and was barely detectable naked eye in the hazy western horizon. It was photographed a few times with a 300mm lens and cell phone with a spotting scope. It was watched until 7:54 pm when it sunk into distant trees and rooftops.

    11. Seen: Kazim Mamdani from San Diego, CA reported: We saw the crescent moon of the holy month of Ramadhan on Monday evening, Aug 12, 2021. Two of us saw with naked eye. We were four total. I only saw with binoculars. We are in San Diego and we went to nearby mount Laguna. We saw at 7:50

  • Zimbabwe:


    1. Not Seen: MCW member Ayub Mahomed from Harare reported: On Monday, April 12, 2021, Moon was not sighted in Zimbabwe. 1st Ramadan will be on Wednesday 14th of April Inshallah.

April 13, 2021 (Tuesday):

  • Australia:


    1. Seen: MCW member Moussa Khalife from Sydney, NSW reported: Today is Tuesday 13th of April 2021 we have sighted the moon in Sydney Australia, the moon was quite thin and we have seen it for less than 8 min from 5:59 pm till 6:05 pm. So tomorrow Wednesday 14th of April is the first of Ramadan. 1442 H.

  • Egypt:


    1. Seen: MCW member Dr Hisham M. Hamed from Cairo reported: Tonight, Tue. 13th April, apparent sunset was at 18:21 here in Giza, Egypt 30.00°N, 31.2°E. A friend of mine and I began our attempt atop a neighbouring building ~16 minutes after apparent sunset, ~18:37. He saw the Hilal of Ramadan first, just above a grey cloud. We watched it for a couple of minutes, before it was obscured by that cloud. Minutes later, while I was setting up the camera, the cloud partly dispersed, and the Hilal emerged.

  • France:



    1. Seen: MCW member Rida Roty from Caen, Normandy, reported: On Tuesday, April 13, al-hamdu lillah, my wife and I saw the thin crescent moon with our naked eyes in a clear and cloudless sky, about 30 minutes after sunset, Ramadan Mubarak.
      Click on the photo on the right to see full size.




  • Lebanon:


    1. Seen: MCW member Dr Hadi Jafar reported: On April 13, 2021, 7:15 local time, I sighted the crescent moon of Ramadan in Beirut, Lebanon, first with the binoculars and then with the naked eye. Picture attached, taken with my Nikon D70 AF Nikkor Lens, 210 mm. Ramadan Mubarak!

  • Mayanmar:
      https://www.facebook.com/yacoob.danka Click here

  • New Zealand:


    1. Seen: MCW member Dr Wajid Hussain from Palmerston North reported: April 13, 2021 (Tuesday), Federation of Islamic Association of New Zealand has just announced that tomorrow Wednesday 14 April 2021 will be the first day of The month of Ramadan. May Allah bring peace and happiness to the whole world.

  • Pakistan:


    1. Seen: MCW member Dr Ismail Dehwar from Balochistan reported: Today 0n 13 April 2021, 29 Shaban 1442 locally here in Pringabad, Pakistan Ramdan ul Mubarak moon sighted at 7.30 pm. Horizon was cloudy however personally I couldn't see it but other 7 family members witnessed the moon visibility. The Pakistan Central Ruait Hilal Committee also announced that on Wednesday 14 April 2021 will be 1st Ramadan 1442,

  • Qatar:


    1. Seen: MCW member Muhammad Imran Paracha from Doha reported: On Tuesday, April 13, I was able to sight the crescent for Ramadan 1442 (2021) with naked eye today at around 6:15 pm (approximately 19 minutes after sunset) in the north of Doha, Qatar. The altitude was 7 degrees and the heading was 280 degrees (10 degrees North of West). The crescent remained visible until 6:42 pm (i.e. 25 minutes before moonset). Sunset: 5:56 pm local time. Moonset: 7:07 pm local time.

  • UK:


    1. Seen: MCW member Juned Patel from Bolton Lancshire reported: I, Juned Patel, from Bolton (UK); testify to have seen the crescent moon (Hilal) of 1st of Ramadan 1442 on Tuesday, 13th of April 2021 from location Bolton, UK . It was seen by naked eyes on the left of sunset point at 20:23pm GMT. At the time of the observation, the moon orientation was 2 to 8 o'clock. We were a total of 25 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 (Tuesday, Apr 13, 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 7:37 pm EDT (sunset: 7:55 pm). The western horizon was partly cloudy. Using a pair of binoculars (7X50), I started scanning the horizon to see the moon before sunset with no success. I left that location for another one. Soon after my arrival, I first saw the moon using a pair of binoculars at 7:59 pm and immediately after by naked eye. The moon's elevation was about 12 degrees and its horns were approximately at 3:00 and 7:30 O'clock (3:00;5:00;7:30). I left my sighting location at 8:31 pm when the moon's elevation was about 7 degrees (moonset: 9:32 pm). At 8:55 pm, the temperature, dew point, relative humidity, and pressure were 60.0 F, 43.0 F, 54%, and 30.10 in, respectively.
      Click on the photo on the right to see full size.

    2. Seen: MCW member AbdulHakeem Nabeeh Um'Rani from Birmingham Al reported: SEEN: NAKED EYE MOON SIGHTING on April 13 from Birmingham, AL - TIME: 7:45 PM. THEREFORE, RAMADAN 1442/2021 WILL START WITH FIRST NIGHT, APRIL 13, 2021 AND FIRST DAY IS APRIL 14, 2021.

1st Day of Ramadan in all Countries (updated when more information is available)
April 13, 2021Afghanistan (Follow Saudi)
April 13, 2021Albania (Follow Saudi)
????Algeria (Follow ??)
April 13, 2021Angola (follow Turkey)
April 13, 2021Armenia (Follow Saudi)
April 14, 2021Australia (Lebanese & Turkish communities follow Saudi)
April 14, 2021Australia (Indian and Pakistani community follow Local Sighting)
April 13, 2021Austria (Follow Saudi)
April 13, 2021Azerbaijan (Follow Saudi)
April 13, 2021Bahrian (Follow Saudi)
April 13, 2021Bangladesh (Follow annoncement from any Muslim country)
April 14, 2021Bangladesh (Official Announcement)
April 14, 2021Barbados (Local Sighting)
April 13, 2021Belgium (Follow Saudi)
April 13, 2021Bolivia (Follow Saudi)
April 13, 2021Bosnia and Hercegovina (Follow Turkey)
????Brunei (Local Sighting)
April 13, 2021Bulgaria (Follow Saudi)
April 13, 2021Burkina Faso (Follow Saudi)
April 13, 2021Cameroon (Official Announcement)
????Canada (Toronto Hilal Committee)
April 13, 2021Canada (FCNA/ISNA - Fiqh Council of North America/Islamic Society of North America)
April 13, 2021April 13, 2021Chechnia (Follow Saudi)
April 14, 2021Chile (Local Sighting)
April 13, 2021China (Following MeccaCalendar.org)
????China (Local Sighting)
April 14, 2021Colombia (Follow Chile sighting)
April 13, 2021Croatia (Follow Turkey)
April 13, 2021Dagestan (Local Sighting)
April 13, 2021Denmark (Follow Saudi)
April 13, 2021Egypt - Moon Born before sunset & moon sets at least 5 minutes after sunset
????Fiji Islands (Local Sighting)
April 13, 2021Finland (Follow Saudi)
????France (UOIF - Union of the Islamic Organizations of France)
April 13, 2021France (CFCM - French Council of Muslims) Altitude > 5°, elongation > 8°
April 13, 2021Georgia (Follow Saudi)
April 13, 2021Germany (ECFR - European Council for Fatwa and Research - Somewhere on the globe Altitude > 5°, elongation > 8°)
????Ghana (Local Sighting)
????Guyana (Local Sighting)
April 13, 2021Hungary (Follow Saudi)
April 13, 2021Iceland (Follow Saudi)
April 13, 2021India - Hijri Committee of India
April 14, 2021India (Local Sighting)
April 13, 2021Indonesia (Official Announcement)
????Indonesia (Local Sighting)
????Iran (Local Sighting)
April 13, 2021Iraq (Sunnis Follow Saudi)
April 13, 2021Ireland (ECFR - European Council for Fatwa and Research - Somewhere on the globe Altitude > 5°, elongation > 8°)
April 13, 2021Italy (Follow Saudi)
April 13, 2021Japan (Follow Saudi)
April 13, 2021Jordan (Follow Saudi)
April 13, 2021Kazakhstan (Follow Saudi)
April 14, 2021Kenya (Local Sighting)
April 13, 2021south Korea
April 13, 2021Kosovo (Follow Turkey)
April 13, 2021Kuwait (Follow Saudi)
April 13, 2021Kyrgizstan (Follow Saudi)
April 13, 2021Lebanon (Follow Saudi)
????Libya (Official Announcement)
April 13, 2021Luxembourg (ECFR - European Council for Fatwa and Research - Somewhere on the globe Altitude > 5°, elongation > 8°)
April 13, 2021Macedonia (Follow Turkey)
April 14, 2021Madagascer (Local Sighting)
????Malawi (Local Sighting)
????Malaysia (Official Announcement)
April 13, 2021Maldives (Official Announcement)
April 13, 2021Mauritania (Follow Saudi)
April 14, 2021Mauritius (Local Sighting)
April 14, 2021Mayanmar (Local Sighting)
April 13, 2021Montenegro (Follow Turkey)
April 14, 2021Morocco (Local Sighting)
????Mozambique (Local Sighting)
????Namibia (Local Sighting)
April 13, 2021Netherlands (Follow Saudi)
April 14, 2021New Zealand (Local Sighting or follow Australia)
April 14, 2021Nigeria (Local Sighting)
April 13, 2021Norway (Islamic Council of Norway - follow annoncement from any Muslim country
April 13, 2021Norway (Some follow Saudi)
April 14, 2021Oman (Local Sighting)
April 14, 2021Pakistan (Local Sighting)
April 13, 2021Palestine (Follow Saudi)
????Peru (Local Sighting)
April 13, 2021Philippines (Follow Saudi)
April 13, 2021Poland (Calculation)
April 13, 2021Portugal (Follow Saudi)
April 13, 2021Qatar (Follow Saudi)
April 13, 2021Romania (Follow Saudi)
April 13, 2021Russia (Follow Saudi)
April 13, 2021Saudi Arabia (Local Sighting - Official Announcement)
April 13, 2021Serbia (Follow Turkey)
????Senegal (Local Sighting)
April 13, 2021Singapore (Follow Saudi)
April 13, 2021Slovania (Follow Turkey)
April 14, 2021South Africa (Local Sighting)
????South Korea (Local Sighting)
April 13, 2021Spain (Union of Islamic Communities of Spain (ucide.org), Islamic Commission of Spain)
April 14, 2021Sri Lanka (Local Sighting)
April 13, 2021Sudan (Follow Saudi)
????Suriname (News from Guyana if not seen in Suriname)
April 13, 2021Sweden (Follow Saudi)
April 13, 2021Switzerland (Follow Saudi)
April 13, 2021Syria (Follow Saudi)
April 13, 2021Taiwan (Follow Saudi)
April 13, 2021Tajikistan (Follow Saudi)
April 14, 2021Tanzania (Local Sighting)
April 13, 2021Tatarstan (Follow Saudi)
????Thailand (Announcement)
April 13, 2021Togo (Follow Saudi)
????Trinidad & Tobago (Local Sighting)
April 13, 2021Tunisia (Criteria of age, or sunset-moonset lag)
April 13, 2021Turkey (Elongation > 8° & Altitude > 5° anywhere) = Possibility of telescopic sighting
April 13, 2021Turkmenistan (Follow Saudi)
April 13, 2021U.A.E. (Follow Saudi)
????Uganda (Local Sighting)
April 13, 2021UK (Follow Saudi)
April 14, 2021UK [Coordinated by Major Islamic Centres and Mosques of London]
????UK [Wifaaqul ulama), (Ahle Sunnat Wal Jamaat], OR (Sighting from countries east of UK)
April 13, 2021USA (FCNA/ISNA - Fiqh Council of North America/Islamic Society of North America)
April 13, 2021USA (Local Sighting)
April 13, 2021Uzbekistan (Follow Saudi)
April 13, 2021Yemen (Follow Saudi)
????Zambia (Local Sighting)
April 14, 2021Zimbabwe (Local Sighting)

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