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News Alert: Rabi al-Awwal 1432 Hilal might NOT be visible on Feb. 3 in most of the world including USA and Canada because a) moon's age in N. America: 18-23 hours b) Its angle: 9.9 -11.4 degrees, c) Its Altitude: 9-10.6 degrees

The most likely places where Rabi-1 Hilal might become visible on Feb. 3 are in south-western California :  LA, San Diego,San Francisco, etc.) The likely date for sighting in N. America is Feb. 4 evening, making Feb. 5, 2011 the first date of Rabi-1

Saudi First date is: Feb. 4, 2011 (Friday). The moon sets 24 minutes after the sunset on Thu.Feb. 3 evening in Makkah. It CANNOT BE VISIBLE anywhere in Saudi Arabia

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Safar 1432 Hilal was visible in the evening of Wed. Jan. 5, 2011. at many places in N. America. The first date of Safar is Thursday, 6th January 2011 in
North America as is in many other Muslim countries.

Official Saudi first date of Safar 1432 was Wed. January 5. The Hilal was not seen in Makkah on Tuesday, Jan. 4 though the moon set ten minutes AFTER the sunset there.