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Hilal Statement - Safar 1440AH

The Astronomical New Moon is on Tuesday 9 October 2018 at 4.47am.  The crescent will be visible in Europe with optical aid only.

The calculations for crescent visibility on Wednesday 10 October 2018 for London is as follows:

Sunset  6.20pm
Moonset 7.25 pm
Crescent age 37 hours 33 minutes
Crescent altitude 9.1 degrees
Crescent elongation 20.46 degrees

The crescent will be easily visible by naked eye.

1st Safar 1440AH will be on Thursday 11 October 2018

Hilal Statement: Muharram 1440 AH

 The Astronomical New Moon is on Sunday 9 September 2018 at 7.01pm.  The crescent cannot be seen on this day.

 The calculations for Monday 10 September 2018 are as follows:-

Sunset 7.28pm

Moonset 8.13pm

Crescent age 24 hours

Crescent altitude 6.42 degrees

Crescent elongation 14.32 degrees

Crescent is clearly visible only with optical aid, but could possibly be seen by naked eye.

Subject to confirmed reports of sighting, 1st Muharram 1440AH could be on Tuesday 11 September 2018.  The final declaration will be made following reports of sighting, if any.

Hilal Statement for 1st Muharram 1440AH - Moonsight Confirmation

There being no confirmed reports of the crescent being sighted in the UK (the path of this month's crescent does not allow us to share the horizon with places in which crescent is already sighted), tomorrow Tuesday 11 September will be the last day of Zilhaj. The first day of Muharram according to the criteria laid down by Ayatullah Seestani will be Wednesday 12 September and Ashura will be on Friday 21 September 2018.

According to Ayatullah Seestani's recommendation, we have been encouraged to have one day of Ashura in all centres in the locality and will therefore be commemorating Ashura on Thursday 20 September 2018.

From CoEJ Hilal Team

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