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The Hilal of Rajab was seen at several places in the evening of Thursday June 2. The first date of Rajab 1432 is Friday, June 3, 2011


Rajab 1432 Hilal: (NM on June 1: 21:04 UT)

2 June 2011 ( Thursday evening)
Rajab Hilal will be easily seen in most the USA after the sunset, though not in most of Canada. At the sunset, the Moon's age is 27-31 hours, altitude about 10 degrees, angle: 13-15 degrees, and lag approx 60 minutes.

However, Fairbanks, Alaska will not see a moon despite its age (35 hours), angle (17.3 degrees) and Lag (68 minutes). It altitude is only 3.8 degrees.

Global Visibility on June 2, 2011
Australia, India, Pakistan, South Africa: Not visible
Makka, S. Arabia: Not visible
Asia, Europe: Not Visible
The Hilal will be visible in these regions on June 3, making June 4 the first Day of Rajab.

Please e-mail your report highlighting
1. YOUR NAME
2. LOCATION (city / town, state)
3. DATE
4. SIGHTED: (Yes / No)
5. If YES, local TIME
6. NUMBER OF PEOPLE (including yourself) who saw it
With binoculars or telescope / Naked eye
7. If NOT seen, was the sky clear and not seen, or cloudy, overcast, hazy? -

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Sh'abaan Hilal is expected to be visible in the evening of July 2, 2011. The earliest visibility may start from Australia though a Hilal will not be seen in Tokya, Central Asia, Turkey, Northern Europe, including England, Northen Canada, etc.


Please e-mail your report to: oa12@cornell.edu
1. YOUR NAME
2. LOCATION (city / town, state)
3. DATE
4. SIGHTED: (Yes / No)
5. If YES, local TIME
6. NUMBER OF PEOPLE (including yourself) who saw it
With binoculars or telescope / Naked eye
7. If NOT seen, was the sky clear and not seen, or cloudy, overcast, hazy?

ISNA Ramadan by Saudi date

ISNA has already announced the dates of coming Ramadan and Eidain:

-The first day of Ramadan will be Monday, August 1, 2011; and
- Eid al-Fitr on Tuesday, August 30, 2011

Astronomical calculations show a Hilal will not be seen in North America

(NOT even in Makka Mukarrama) on July 31, 2011 or August 29, 2011.