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Islamic Hijri Calendar 1431 (2010)
(For N. America only, based on moon’s visibility somewhere in the USA)
** ISNA/Saudi dates are based on “Moon sets after sunset” in Makkah on the New Moon date; A sighting is NOT POSSIBLE in S. Arabia the previous evening
In N. America, Ramadan may begin on Thursday, 12 August 2010 though the sighting is not possible anywhere in Canada. Naked-eye visibility is limited to Southern half of the USA from Florida, Texas, and Arizona to California.
Australia, South and Southeast Asia, and Makkah will also see Ramadan moon on August 11 to start fasting on August 12, Thursday. In the rest of the Muslim world and Europe including UK Ramadan will insha-Allah start on Friday August 13) Saudi date: August 11
In the USA and Canada, Eid al-Fitr is on September 10. On Sep. 9 (Thu) Shawwal moon’s visibility is likely only in Miami and Houston area. The Moon’s altitude in USA is around 7 degrees or less at sunset.
Most regions in southern hemisphere from Australia to South America will have Eid on Sep. 10 (Friday). In Muslim countries Hilal will be visible on Sep. 11 evening and Eid on Sep.11 or Sep. 12. Saudi Eid date: September. 10
(On Sep. 9, a 29 hours old moon will not be visible in Makkah or Cairo because of low altitude)
In the USA, Eid al-Adha will be Insha-Allah on Wednesday, November 17 after the DH Hilal is seen on Nov.7. Makkah as well S. Africa, and S. America will also see a Hilal on November 7.
In the rest of the world, D. Hijja moon will be visible on Nov. 8, and not on Nov. 7, making Nov. 18 Thursday the day of Eid al-Adha.
For most reliable information please check: www.islamicmoon.com or call: 607-277-6706 USA
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