Wednesday, 17 June 2015

Islamic Information Ramadhan 2015 / 1436 AH

Astronomical data and moon sighting probability information is available. It is important that Muslims understand the facts and educate themselves on this subject.

Ramadhan 1436 AH

New moon will be born at 14:05 (UT) on Tuesday 16th June 2015.

The pre-calculated Umm al-Qura calendar system of Saudi Arabia will accept moon sighting up to 96.7 degrees latitude (the location at which sunset occurs when dawn is breaking the following morning in Mecca).

Learn more about the Umm al-Qura calendar system of Saudi Arabia

Global scan for Tuesday (16th) evening (Click to view in detail):
RED LINE : Limiting Horizon of 96.7 Degrees

RED Area: Impossible No Colour: Not Possible Blue: Need Optical Aid Magenta: Could be Seen by Naked Eye Green: Easily Visible by Naked Eye Cyan: Unknown


Muslims and Astronomers from across the world search for the new moon at the start of each Islamic month. Their findings are posted on the Internet on sites such as www.moonsighting.com.

The information gathered for Ramadhan can be seen by clicking here.

Global scan for Wednesday (17th) evening (Click to view in detail):

RED LINE : Limiting Horizon of 96.7 Degrees

RED Area: Impossible No Colour: Not Possible Blue: Need Optical Aid Magenta: Could be Seen by Naked Eye Green: Easily Visible by Naked Eye Cyan: Unknown

Conclusion:
The moon will not be visible anywhere in the world on the evening of Tuesday 16th June 2015.
As the moon will be visible over much of the world on the evening of Wednesday 17th June, the first day of Ramadhan is expected to be Thursday 18th June 2015.