How can I find out if the new moon has been sighted? (Intermediate)

Is there a way to find out if a new moon has actually been sighted vs. just calculated or predicted.

There is an project called the Islamic Crescents' Observation Project which seems to do just what you're asking.

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Karen Masters

Karen Masters

Karen was a graduate student at Cornell from 2000-2005. She went on to work as a researcher in galaxy redshift surveys at Harvard University, and is now on the Faculty at the University of Portsmouth back in her home country of the UK. Her research lately has focused on using the morphology of galaxies to give clues to their formation and evolution. She is the Project Scientist for the Galaxy Zoo project.

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