I was really looking forward to seeing the new moon. I drove to the top of the parking garage so I would not have all of the trees and buildings in my way. I was there about ten minuets before sun set. An elderly man was watching the sun sinking into the horizon; it was particularly beautiful today. I had my camera and tripod ready, but then I noticed something. Aside from a small hole in the cloud from where I saw the sunset, the entire horizon was covered. I waited about 15 minuets hoping that the clouds would break. They did not. There was no moon last night so I was certain it would be tonight. The elderly man had left and I was standing there, disappointed. Perhaps next month Allah will reveal to me an exceptionally beautiful moon. If anyone has seen the new moon, please post something.
Edit: I saw it! Glee! Rabi’ I of 1428 begins on the Mughrib of March 20 in the Southeastern United States. It was a very lovely moon Subhan’Allah.