Crescent Moon Visibility of Dhul Qaidah 1439 AH

The crescent visibility map below for Dhul Qaidah 1439 shows that moon will be born on 13 July 2018 at 02:48 GMT/UT, but it will not be visible by the naked-eye anywhere in the UK/Morocco region on that date. However, on 14 July 2018 the moon will be easily visible in the UK and in most countries of the world. Hence, the month of Dhul Qaidah is most likely to start from 15 July 2018, InshaAllah.

Visibility Map for Dhul Qaidah 1439 AH (a)

Visibility Map for Dhul Qaidah 1439 AH (b)

When to Observe the Crescent Moon of Dhul Qaidah 1439 AH

Please look for the Hilal of Dhul Qaidah 1439 AH on 13 July 2018 (29th Shawwal) after sunset from the western horizon as per Sunnah and report your results (positive or negative) via our website Observation Report Form.

Results of Crescent Moon Observations for Dhul Qaidah 1439 AH

13 July 2018
United Kingdom

Cornier Lighthouse

Not seen after sunset: On 13 July 2018, ICOUK member Mr Younes Foster from Cornier Lighthouse City in the Jersey County (United Kingdom) mentioned that the sky was Clear, the crescent was not seen by Naked-eye.

Mr Younes Foster commented: “Clear horizon over the sea [but] moon not sighted”.


Hounslow

Not seen after sunset: On 13 July 2018, ICOUK member Mr Syed Qadri from Hounslow City in the Middlesex County (United Kingdom) mentioned that the sky was Totally cloudy, the crescent was not seen by Naked-eye.

Mr Syed Qadri commented: “Totally cloudy before and after sunset”.


York

Not seen after sunset: On 13 July 2018, ICOUK member Eng Qamar Uddin from York City in the North Yorkshire County (United Kingdom) mentioned that the sky was Totally cloudy, the crescent was not seen by Naked-eye.

Eng Qamar Uddin commented: “It was totally cloudy in York so the Hilal was not seen”.


Croydon

Not seen after sunset: On 13 July 2018, ICOUK member Shaykh Sulayman Gani from Croydon City in the Greater London County (United Kingdom) mentioned that the sky was Totally cloudy, the crescent was not seen by Naked-eye.

Shaykh Sulayman Gani commented: “The Hilal had an altitude of 2 degrees. It could not be seen with the naked eye. I observed alone from sunset for about 20 minutes”.


14 July 2018
South Africa

Cape Town

Seen after sunset: On 14 July 2018, ICOUK member Hafiz Dr Ayyub Patel from Cape Town City in the Western Cape County (South Africa) mentioned that the sky was Partly cloudy, the crescent was Seen by Naked-eye.

Hafiz Dr Ayyub Patel commented: “I am presently touring South Africa. Yesterday I was in Johannesburg and it was cloudy and overcast so nothing was seen after sunset.  However tonight it was easily seen after local magrib time and sunset. Note that South Africa is in the southern hemisphere and therefore the new crescent moon is opposite shape to that seen in the UK”.


United Kingdom

Harrow

Seen after sunset: On 14 July 2018, ICOUK member Mr Yusuf Yearwood from Harrow City in the Middlesex County (United Kingdom) mentioned that the sky was Partly cloudy, the crescent was Seen by Naked-eye and/or Binoculars.

Mr Yusuf Yearwood commented: “Visibility was just tolerable for naked eye sighting. Myself and Raza Lakhani both managed to see it”.


St Helier

Seen after sunset: On 14 July 2018, ICOUK member Mr Younes Foster from St Helier City in the Jersey County (United Kingdom) mentioned that the sky was Clear, the crescent was Seen by Naked-eye.

Mr Younes Foster commented: “I had no camera I think I got the position correct”.


Northolt

Seen after sunset: On 14 July 2018, ICOUK member Mr Raza Lakhani from Northolt City in the Middlesex County (United Kingdom) mentioned that the sky was Clear, the crescent was Seen by Naked-eye.

Mr Raza Lakhani commented: “ Sunset 9.15 pm; Moonset 10.20pm; Crescent age. 41 hours 27 minutes; Moon lag time 1 hour 5 minutes; Crescent altitude 9.04 degrees; Crescent elongation 24.30 degrees”.


London

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

Eng Qamar Uddin commented: “There were about 20 of us who came to observe the hilal in Wanstead Flats following an event in Leyton (East London), but unfortunately there was a thick block of cloud was sitting on the moon position hence negative sighting.”.


Purley

Seen after sunset: On 14 July 2018, ICOUK member Shaykh Sulayman Gani from Purley City in the Greater London County (United Kingdom) mentioned that the sky was Partly cloudy, the crescent was Seen by Naked-eye and/or Binoculars.

Shaykh Sulayman Gani commented: “*Hilal sighted for Dhul Qa’dah 1439*; After Magrib Salaah, I made an announcement to encourage the Musalles to join me on a moonsighting expedition to Riddlesdown Common, Croydon. Alhamdulillah we were 5 adults and 2 children. The Hilal was first spotted by Hafiz Abdullah. Then we all sighted it and prayed the Dua. Salaams, Imam Sulaiman”.


Chorley

Seen after sunset: On 14 July 2018, ICOUK member Mr Juned Patel from Chorley City in the Lancashire County (United Kingdom) mentioned that the sky was Clear, the crescent was Seen by Naked-eye.


Wanstead

Not seen after sunset: On 14 July 2018, ICOUK member Mr Imad Ahmed from Wanstead City in the Newham County (United Kingdom) mentioned that the sky was Partly cloudy, the crescent was not seen by Naked-eye.


Announcement for start of Dhul Qaidah 1439 AH

On Friday 13th July 2018 (29th Shawwal 1439 AH), the Hilal of Dhul Qaidah 1439 was not sighted in the UK/Morocco region. We have also received a negative sighting report from Morocco Awqaf Ministry by fax.

Therefore, the month of Shawwal 1439 AH will complete 30-days and the month of Dhul Qaidah 1439 AH will start from Sunday 15th July 2018, InShaAllah.

Note that Saudi Arabia do not normally make any official Hilal Sighting announcement for Dhul Qaidah (as they normally follow the Ummul Qura Calendar).