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Observing Crescent of Jumada Al-Awwal

When will the month of Jumada Al-Awwal, the fifth month of the Hijri Calendar, start where you live?

Like all the other Hijri Lunar months, the month of Jumada Al-Awwal spans 29 or 30 days; and for that reason we conduct the lunar astronomical observations and calculate the lunar months to know their exact dates every year.

The word “Jumada”, from which the name of the month is derived, is used to denote dry parched land and the dry months in the Arabian Peninsula where the Hijri Calendar was first designed and applied.

The Hijri Calendar is a lunar dating system, and its months begin when the lunar phase called First Crescent of a new moon is sighted.

Since the year of the Hijri lunar calendar is 11 to 12 days shorter than the solar year, Jumada Al-Awwal and all other lunar months migrate backwards throughout the seasons, during a cycle of about 33 solar years.

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According to astronomical observation and calculations, Jumada Al-Awwal will start on Wednesday 10 February.

Check the following astronomical maps of moon sightseeing to discover the beginning of Jumada Al-Awwal month of the Hijri Year 1437 at your location.

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