CANADA | Night 1 – Maghrib – Moonsighting Report – Signal Hill – St. John’s, Newfoundland and Labrador

Report filed with for Ramadan 1 1437 / Sunday June 5 2016 :


Not Seen but Ramadan begins: MCW member Mr HiMY SYeD from St. John’s, Newfoundland reported:

This moonsighting report is from the eastern-most point in North America. I am travelling across Canada during Ramadan 2016 and blogging daily reports on my website:

I arrived tonight atop Signal HIll on the east side of St. John’s literally as the Sun was setting below the horizon in the West.

Sunset in St. John’s tonight was at 8:56 p.m. Newfoundland Time ( 1 and 1/2 hour ahead of Eastern Time Zone).

I searched for the New Moon from Signal Hill.

The sky was clear, with very few clouds.

Fog however was another story.

I searched until Fog rolled over and obscured any reasonable sighting of the potential for a new moon.

I did not observe the new crescent moon tonight.

Therefore, this is a Negative mooonsighting report from Signal Hill, St. John’s, Newfoundland and Labrador, Canada for Sunday Evening, June 5, 2016.

However, both the Muslim Students’ Association of Memorial University, and the Muslim Association of Newfoundland and Labrador are beginning Ramadan on Monday June 6 2016, the first full day of Fasting in Ramadan 2016, with Taraweeh starting tonight.

Sun has just set - From Signal Hill, St. John's Newfoundland, Sunday June 5 2016

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