Start of Ramadan 1423 AH - 2002 CE


According to www.moonsighting.com - The moon's conjunction is on Monday, November 4, 2002 at 20:35 UT i.e., 3:35 pm Eastern Standard Time - 12:35 pm Pacific Standard Time. On Nov 4, the moon is going to be less than 5 hours old on West coast of USA, and impossible to see. As you can see from the visibility curves, on Nov 5, the moon can be seen in Africa and North America by naked eye, and in Saudi Arabia by binocular or telescope.

The first day of Ramadan will be November 6, 2002 for Africa and Americas, and it is on November 7, 2002 for Asia, Europe, and Australia.


According to Islamic Crescents' Observation Project - The geocentric new Moon will occur Inshalla on Monday (04 November 2002), at 20:34 UT. On this day (Monday 04 November 2002), it is impossible to see the crescent from anywhere on Earth since the Moon will set before the Sun, and the conjunction will occur after the Sunset in almost all the world. While on Tuesday (05 November 2002), the program Moon Calculator by Dr. Monzur Ahmed -according to Yallop criterion- showed that crescent should be seen by telescopes from Southern Asia, Western Asia, Northern Africa, and parts of Northern America. While it should be seen by naked eyes from Southern Africa, Southern and Central America.

Thus, according to the actual sighting of the crescent, the start of Ramadan should be on Wednesday (06 November 2002) in most parts of the world, or on Thursday (07 November 2002) in the Eastern parts of the World. Kindly click on the below icon to see the visibility parabola as plotted by the program Moon Calculator

Visibility Curve on November 5, 2002

IslamiCity is providing this for your information only and does not support or oppose the above views. Please confirm with your local moon-sighting authorities to determine when to start Ramadan.


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