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We have been working with volunteers since 1977.

People can help us by observing the new moon once a month all year long.

Observation Report Form

If you have a digital camera that can take pictures in very low light, we would appreciate it if you would e-mail us your best hilal pictures noting the date, exact time and location of the picture.  Pictures without specific information cannot be posted.

Click above to use the form for reporting the details of your sighting.

Visibility Criterion

Since ancient times, astronomers have tried to predict the likelihood of seeing the new moon by defining minimum visibility criteria. Monzur’s MoonCalc currently supports 13 such criteria. The user can choose the moon visibility criterion to be used. Click above to read the rest.

How Many Witnesses Does It Take?

In old days, Muslim Qadis from Morocco to Yemen and Central Asia and Afghanistan to Bangladesh had to announce "official" dates. They determined the 'reasonable' number of witnesses to establish the beginning of Ramadan and for Eidain dates. Please keep in mind that the number of witnesses was for each town or city, as the means of communications were not available to find out what was going on a few miles away. Click above to read the rest.

Helpful Hints for Crescent Observers

Before telling others (giving your Shahadah for Ramadan and Eidian dates) be sure to note:

  • when did you see it

  • how did the moon look

  • where in the sky (to the right, above or to the left of the setting sun

  • of what shape

Click above to read the rest.