Assalamu alaikum, not much of a “moon bits” for this month, as the baby is here and I’ve been busy with that.
At any rate, for the US, for those who are following a strictly local sighting, Ramadan will start on 08/02/2011, for those who are following a global/Saudi sighting, Ramadan will or has actually *smile*, started on 08/01/2011.
The next time to look for the new moon, then, would be either 08/29/2011 or 08/30/2011 depending on when you started the month.
I also want to take this time to wish everyone a Ramadan Mubarak. Since the baby was born, I’ve felt a little disconnected from the rest of the world, what with getting used to a new baby, and not getting a lot of sleep, etc., and part of this is Ramadan seeming really abstract for me this year. I’m Inshallah starting to feel more “normal” as the days go on, so Inshallah, I can try to gain as much benefit from this month even though as of now I’m not able to pray or fast.