Ramadan 1441H

  • Posted on: April 22, 2020

السلام عليكم ورحمة الله وبركاته

Dear Brothers/Sisters in Islam,

 

Please make an effort to sight the Hilal on Thursday, April 23, 2020, for the month of Ramadan 1441

 

Due to the current virus outbreak situation and related restrictions on movement in different locations: 

CHC advises that all community members try to sight on their own properties or immediate surroundings like rooftops, balconies, backyards and sidewalks in front of the home, where there is a clear view of the western horizon.

 

Take your important part in this blessed effort. If we all try to sight the moon in our respective vicinities, this will automatically negate false reports.

Alhamdulillah, by the joint effort of all the Ulama and great cooperation throughout the States, we have revived this forgotten Sunnah of moonsighting throughout the year in many localities, all across the nation. 

  

***Information About the Hilal***

 

The birth of the Hilal for Ramadan 1441 will take place on Wednesday, April 22, 2020 at 10:26 pm EST (2:26 UTC)

 

Details for major cities on the 29th of Sha’ban, (Thursday, April 23, 2020) are below. 

(All times are in their respective local time zones.)

 

After regular monthly moon observations, expert Ulama have laid down the following rules for most-probable moon visibility:

  1. The lag time is at least 45 minutes
  2. The age of the moon is 18 hours old or more.
  3. The altitude is 10 degrees.

 

Ramadan 1441 AH

29th of Sha'ban 1441 – Thursday, April 23, 2020

Region

Cities

Sunset

Moonset

Lag Time1

Moon Age2

Altitude3

Northeast

Boston

7:36 pm

8:13 pm

37 m

21:10

New York

7:44 pm

8:22 pm

38 m

21:18

New Jersey

7:46 pm

8:24 pm

38 m

21:20

Baltimore

7:52 pm

8:31 pm

38 m

21:26

South

Ft. Lauderdale

7:48 pm

8:28 pm

39 m

21:22

Atlanta

8:15 pm

8:55 pm

40 m

21:49

Midwest

Detroit

8:23 pm

9:02 pm

39 m

21:57

Chicago

7:41 pm

8:21 pm

40 m

22:15

Southwest

Houston

7:54 pm

8:35 pm

41 m

22:28

West

Stockton

7:49 pm

8:34 pm

45 m

24:23

San Francisco

7:53 pm

8:39 pm

46 m

24:27

8°

Northwest

Seattle

8:11 pm

8:57 pm

46 m

24:25

Oregon

8:08 pm

8:54 pm

46 m

24:42

Lag Time = time between sunset and moonset

Moon Age = number of hours after moon-birth (at sunset time)

Altitude = apparent height of moon above the horizon (measured as an angle)

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