Moonsighting for Dhul-Qi'dah 1443
1443 AH
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Al urjoonul qadeem of Shawwal 1443: May 30 & May 29, 2022

MCW member K.Mohammed Hussain Palayamkottai Tirunelveli, Tamil Nadu, India sent the enclosed photo of Urjoonul Qadeem like Waning Crescemt moon taken on Sunday 29th of Shawwal 1443 (29 th May 2022) Latitude 843'36.3"N and Longitude 7745'22.9"E ; Time 5:24 am IST: The Illumination was about 2% The Altitude was more than 5 and horns were at 5 & 9 O'Clock.
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MCW member AR Sugeng Riyadi, Surakarta, Java reported: This is the old crescent (Urjun Qadeem) of Shawwal 1443 AH on Sunday, 29 May 2022 from Assalaam Observatory, Pabelan Kartasura Sukoharjo Central Java Indonesia.
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New Crescent Moon of Dhul-Qi'dah 1443:
The Astronomical New Moon (conjunction) is on May 30, 2022 (Monday) at 11:30 UT.

On May 3o, the moon can be seen by high powered telescope in USA. On May 31, it can be seen in Far East and Europe with difficulty but in Africa and Americas very easily. On June 1, it can be seen in the whole world (See visibility curves).

The earliest reported sighting of the new crescent by naked eye was on May 31, 2022 from Mombasa, Kenya.

May 31, 2022 (Tuesday):

  • Australia:


    1. Not Seen: MCW member Dr Shabbir Ahmed, President of Qubaa association of Western Sydney, NSW reported: Today (Tuesday) 31st of May 2022, the Hilaal of DHUL QADAH has not been sighted anywhere in Australia. Therefore, the month of DHUL QADAH 1443 will begin from Thursday, 2nd of June 2022.

  • Canada:


    1. Not Seen: MCW member Muneeb Siddqui from Milton, Ontario reported: Today, May 31st, 2022, the horizon was not clear in Milton, Ontario at the time of sunset. I tried to look for the Dhul-Qi'dah 1443 new moon, but I was not successful.

  • Egypt:


    1. Seen: MCW member Dr Hisham M. Hamed from Cairo reported: Tonight, Tue. May 31st, I was in Tahrir square at apparent sunset (18:51). I had intended to observe the new Hilal of Dhi'lQa'da in the vicinity of the nearby Qasr Al-Nil bridge (30.0444N, 31.23E). As it turns out, this is quite a suitable observation point. However, I was delayed such that I could not make it at best time (19:21). Nevertheless, I managed to see it, albeit barely, right above a tree on the opposite side of the Nile, at Azimuth 296, at around 19:32. It was at an altitude of slightly less than 4. The horns were at 4 O'clock and 7 O'clock. Temperature, pressure and relative humidity were 32C, 1010mB and 34% respectively.

  • India:


    1. Not Seen: MCW member Molvi Iqbalhusen Bokda from Godhra, Gujrat reported: Moon for DhulQada was not seen here at Godhra today on Tuesday, 31st May, 2022. Sky was clear. Almost all Hilal committees of different cities of India including Patna, Delhi, Mumbai, Surat, Hyderabad have declared that it will be 30th Shawwal tomorrow on 1st June.

    2. Not Seen: MCW member Zaid Duch from GUJARAT, INDIA reported: On Tuesday, 31st of May 2022 (29 Shawwal, 1443) between 18:40 to 20:20 (Sunset 19:19 & Moonset 20:13) at Location: Navi Masjid, Nadiad, Gujarat, India; we group of 5 people attempted to sight the crescent moon (Hilal) of Dhul Qadah. We were not able to sight the Hilal, the western horizon was partly cloudy.

  • Indonesia:


    1. Seen: MCW member AR Sugeng Riyadi from Rowasiya Observatory Central Java Indonesia reported: On May 31, 2022, The new crescent was seen from Semarang and Madura via telescope only. The new crescent of Dzulqi'dah 1443 AH was not sighted from Assalaam Observatory, Pabelan Kartasura Sukoharjo Central Java Indonesia. The sky was totally cloudy.
      The 1st of Dzulqi'dah 1443 AH in Indonesia will begin on Wednesday, 1 June 2022.

  • Kenya:


    1. Seen: MCW member Muhammad A Said from Mombasa reported: Muhammad Abubakar Said from Mombasa, kenya. Tuesday 31st of May (30th Shawaal 1443). After sunset the western part was clear. At around 6:38 three of Us saw the crescent with Binoculars and after about 7 minutes or so the crescent was seen by naked eye. Wednesday 1st of June 2022 will be the 1st of Dhul-Qa'ada 1443.

  • South Africa:


    1. Not Seen: MCW member Keeka, Mohamed Iqbal, Pretoria reported: Due to no confirmed moon sighting in South Africa this evening, Tuesday, 31 May 2022, the month of Dhul Qadah 1443 will begin after Maghrib on Wednesday, 1st June 2022. First day of Dhul-Qi'dah will be on Thursday, June 2, 2022.

    2. Not Seen: MCW member Rashid Motala from Durban reported: On the evening of Tuesday 31 May 2022, the Hilaal was NOT sighted in South Africa. Therefore Zul Qa'dah 1443 will commence on Thursday, 2 June 2022 in South Africa.

  • Sri Lanka:


    1. Not Seen: MCW member Nular Bary from Colombo reported: Today 29th of Shawwal H, (31/05/2022) Tuesday, the moon sets in Colombo at 7'19 pm and the sun set at 6:23 pm. The new moon was not sighted any where in the country as it was a rainy day Hence, The Colombo Grand Mosque Hilal Committee decided to complete the month of Sawwal with 30 days and start the month of Dul-Quadah on Thursday 2nd June 2022, InShaAllah

  • Tanzania:


    1. Seen: MCW member Hamza Rijal from Tiny Island of Zanzibar reported: Mufty's office in tiny Island of Zanzibar has confirmed the sighting of the moon on 31st May 2022 and declared the beginning of Dhulqaada will be on 1st June 2022.

  • UK:


    1. Seen: MCW member Juned Patel from Bolton Lancshire reported: Tonight, May 31, 2022, we were 4 adults and 4 children and we all saw the moon except 1 adult (my dad who is 76 years old) and 1 child as it was very faint. We saw the moon as soon as it came out of the clouds from 22:20 to 22:49 just until 6 minutes before the moonset.

  • USA:


    1. Seen: MCW member Dr Javad Torabinejad from Blacksburg VA reported: This evening (Tuesday, May 31, 2022), the crescent moon was sighted in Blacksburg, VA (Lat: 37 15' 40" N, Lng: 80 26' 56" W, and elevation: 646 meters). I was at my sighting location by 8:29 pm EDT (sunset: 8:36 pm). The western horizon was partly cloudy and hazy. Using a pair of binoculars (7X50), soon I started looking for the crescent. My first binocular sighting the crescent was at 8:35 pm. It took me another 12 minutes to positively sight the moon with naked eye. The horns were approximately at 2:30 and 7:00 O'clock (2:30;5:00;7:00). I ended the session at 9:19 pm when the moon was still about 5 degrees above the horizon (moonset: 10:03 pm). At 8:35 pm, the temperature, dew point, relative humidity, and pressure were 76.0 F, 66.0 F, 72%, and 30.15 in, respectively.

    2. Seen: MCW member Imam AbdulHakeem Nabeeh Um'Rani, W. Deen Mohammed (WDM) Community, Birmingham, AL reported: On May 31, 2022, moon was seen by naked eye around 7:53 PM. THE 1st DAY OF DHUL-QI'DAH IS JUNE 1ST, 2022.

    3. Seen: MCW member Norm Vargas from Mount Wilson CA reported: The new moon was seen briefly from Mount Wilson, CA at 8:34 pm on May 31, 2021. I did not have time to observe it in detail, but the horns appeared to be at about 2:30 and 8:30 when I glanced at it. The sky was clear and the humidity was low.

June 1, 2022 (Wednesday):

  • Australia:


    1. Seen: MCW member Falcon Raja, from Sydney, NSW reported: On 5:35pm Wednesday 1June 2022 Sydney NSW Australia I was able to observe the Hilal in patches of small clouds. It is near the horizon and very down.

  • India:


    1. Seen: MCW member Rasheed Usman, from Kozhikode, Kerala reported: Sighting of Hilal of DulQaeda was not reported anywhere in the State of Kerala yesterday 31st May 2022. Hilal seen widely today 1st June 2022.

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