Crescent Moon Visibility of Shawwal 1439 AH

The crescent visibility map below for Shawwal 1439 shows that moon will be born on 13 June 2018 at 19:43 GMT/UT, but it will not be visible by the naked-eye anywhere in the UK/Morocco region on that date. However, on 14 June 2018 the moon will be easily visible in many countries of the world. Hence, the month of Shawwal is most likely to start from 15 June 2018, InShaAllah.

Visibility Map for Shawwal 1439 AH (a)

Visibility Map for Shawwal 1439 AH (b)

When to Observe the Crescent Moon of Shawwal 1439 AH

Please look for the Hilal of Shawwal 1439 AH on 14 June 2018 (29th Ramadan) after sunset from the western horizon as per Sunnah and report your results (positive or negative) via our website Observation Report Form. [iCalendar] [Photo Competition]

Results of Crescent Moon Observations for Shawwal 1439 AH

14 June 2018
Morocco

Marrakech

Not seen after sunset: On 14 June 2018, ICOUK member Eng Qamar Uddin from Marrakech City in the Marrakech Sari County (Morocco) mentioned that the sky was Partly cloudy, the crescent was not seen by Naked-eye and/or Binoculars.

Eng Qamar Uddin commented: “Hilal of Shawwal 1439 was not sighted by binoculars or by naked eye from Marrakech (Morocco), but it has been easily sighted from many other places South of Marrakech including Dakhla. Eid ul Fitr in Morocco will be tomorrow Fri 15 June 2018. Our Marrakech group included Hafiz Dr Ayyub Patel, Imad Ahmed, Qamar Uddin from UK and 10 local observers to include councillors and ministry officials.”.


Marrakeche

Not seen after sunset: On 14 June 2018, ICOUK member Hafiz Dr Ayyub Patel from Marrakeche City in the Midlands County (Morocco) mentioned that the sky was Clear, the crescent was not seen by Naked-eye and/or Binoculars.

Hafiz Dr Ayyub Patel commented: “Lot of haze on horizon. First saw Venus 5 min after local sunset. We were 60m high up on the minaret of Koutbiyya masjid. We failed to sight crescent.”.


United Kingdom

Slough

Not seen after sunset: On 14 June 2018, ICOUK member Mr Mohammad Baig from Slough City in the Berkshire County (United Kingdom) mentioned that the sky was Partly cloudy, the crescent was not seen by Naked-eye and/or Binoculars.

Mr Mohammad Baig commented: “It was an extremely unlikely sighting and weather was partly cloudy also”.


Birmingham

Not seen after sunset: On 14 June 2018, ICOUK member Dr Shahid Merali from Birmingham City in the West Midlands County (United Kingdom) mentioned that the sky was Partly cloudy, the crescent was not seen by Naked-eye and/or Binoculars.

Dr Shahid Merali commented: “From the top of Clent Hills, 5 of us tried to observe the crescent between 20:30 and 22:00 (before and after sunset), both with and without binoculars. The horizon was part-cloudy. The crescent was not seen.”.


Riddlesdown

Not seen after sunset: On 14 June 2018, ICOUK member Mr Akhlakuddin Razzaque from Riddlesdown City in the London borough of Croydon County (United Kingdom) mentioned that the sky was Partly cloudy, the crescent was not seen by Naked-eye and/or Binoculars and/or Telescope.

Mr Akhlakuddin Razzaque commented: “Over 200 people gathered on Riddlesdown Common with Shaykh Suliman Gani. Due to cloud cover we were not able to sight the hilal of Shawwal. However reports of sightings abroad reached us via instant messaging.”.


Croydon

Not seen after sunset: On 14 June 2018, ICOUK member Shaykh Sulayman Gani from Croydon City in the Purley County (United Kingdom) mentioned that the sky was Partly cloudy, the crescent was not seen by Naked-eye and/or Binoculars and/or Telescope.

Shaykh Sulayman Gani commented: “Over 250 people joined us to observe the Hilal to mark the end of Ramadaan at Riddlesdown Common Park in Purley, South London on Thursday 14 June 2018/29th Ramadaan 1439.
The Hilal was not sighted with optical aid. The Hilal was NOT SEEN with the naked eye.
However, reports of POSITIVE sighting were received from multiple locations in Morocco by Imad Ahmed of the New Crescent Society, so Ramadaan has been completed in 29 days, and we welcome 1st of Shawwal. Eid Mubarak to all. May Allah Accept from us and from you, aameen. Salaams”.


London

Not seen after sunset: On 14 June 2018, ICOUK member Eng Suleman Aboo from London City in the Greater London County (United Kingdom) mentioned that the sky was Partly cloudy, the crescent was not seen by Naked-eye and/or Binoculars.

Eng Suleman Aboo commented: “Assalaamu alaikum,
I was unable to see the crescent as was forecasted. I have therefore taken a few pictures after sunset”.


Cradley Heath

Not seen after sunset: On 14 June 2018, ICOUK member Mr Modoris Ali from Cradley Heath City in the West Midlands County (United Kingdom) mentioned that the sky was Clear, the crescent was not seen by Naked-eye.

Mr Modoris Ali commented: “After I had iftar and prayed Maghrib,then I was looking for the moon. I only done the observations for 7 minutes. Couldn't see the moon. Then received message from local mosque for Eid ul Fitr on Friday”.


15 June 2018
United Kingdom

Ashbourne

Seen after sunset: On 15 June 2018, ICOUK member Mr Younes Foster from Ashbourne City in the Derbyshire County (United Kingdom) mentioned that the sky was Partly cloudy, the crescent was Seen by Naked-eye.

Mr Younes Foster commented: “Bright and clear in partly cloudy sky”.


Dewsbury

Seen after sunset: On 15 June 2018, ICOUK member Hafiz Dr Ayyub Patel from Dewsbury City in the West Yorkshire County (United Kingdom) mentioned that the sky was Partly cloudy, the crescent was Seen by Naked-eye and/or Binoculars.

Hafiz Dr Ayyub Patel commented: “Easily see but had to wait around 30 mins after sunset due to clouds. [See YouTube Video: https://youtu.be/9isLh3Ykll8 - admin]”.


York

Seen after sunset: On 15 June 2018, ICOUK member Eng Qamar Uddin from York City in the North Yorkshire County (United Kingdom) mentioned that the sky was Partly cloudy, the crescent was Seen by Naked-eye.

Eng Qamar Uddin commented: “I have just returned to UK from Morocco and was pleased to be able to find the quite good weather in York after sunset. However, there was a patch of a dark cloud where the Hilal of Shawwal was in the sky,  on the far left side of the sunset position. The Hilal became clearly visible about 20 minutes after sunset and it was easily seen by the naked eye for about 3 minutes before it was covered by a thick bank of clouds. Fortunately, I had the camera setup on a tripod and was easily able to take the wide and narrow view photos of the Hilal as well as a quick video within the short time available. [See YouTube Video: https://youtu.be/5BmxEkI_QwE - admin]”.


Announcement for start of Shawwal 1439 AH

On Thursday 14th June 2018 (29th Ramadan 1439 AH) the Hilal of Shawwal 1439 AH was not sighted in the the UK, but it was sighted in the Morocco region. We have also received a positive sighting report from Morocco Awqaf Ministry by fax.

Therefore, the month of Ramaadan 1439 AH will have 29-days and the month of Shawwal 1439 AH will start from Friday 15th June 2018, InShaAllah. Eid Mubarak!

Note that Saudi Arabia normally make their Shawwal announcement on their SPA (www.spa.gov.sa) website.